Tag: Business

  • Scottish pharma business closes Italian acquisition

    A SCOTTISH specialty pharma business based in the Scottish Borders has closed its acquisition of a Milan-based firm. The purchase of Velit Biopharma by Kelso Pharma was first announced on 13 November 2023. It is the first step for Kelso in its European expansion strategy and Velit is now part of the Kelso group of…

  • Booming whisky sales sees record year at remote island drinks business

    SURGING whisky sales have seen turnover more than double at a drinks business based on one of Scotland’s most remote islands. Colonsay Beverages Ltd sold spirits worth nearly £3.5m last year as demand for theirwhisky bottling grows according to Companies House filings. The company distils gin on the island of Colonsay in the Southern Hebrides…

  • Scots family pizza business secures a slice of funding

    A SCOTS family pizza business has secured funding to buy a new food truck, bringing the taste of Italy to Fife. Massimo Panarella’s restaurant, Don Basilico, is inspired by his family’s trattoria in Milan in the north of Italy. After opening up in April this year, Massimo says he saw immediate success with a long…

  • Scots footy boss Mick Kennedy reveals how his chicken restaurant chain was meant to be just “one store” before business boomed

    SCOTS footy boss Mick Kennedy has revealed how his popular chicken restaurant was originally intended to be just “one store” before business boomed to 17 locations. The East Kilbride boss appeared on the Glasgo Podcast on Tuesday when he was asked by host Gary Dempsey how the concept for his Black Rooster restaurants came about.…

  • Scottish distillery wins Trade Business of the Year award

    SCOTTISH family-run Lochlea Distillery has won International Trade Business of the Year at the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Located in South Ayrshire, the independently-owned distillery is one of the very few farm-to-cask whisky distilleries in Scotland. The annual Ayrshire Business Awards are established as the leading awards ceremony for Ayrshire businesses, this year…

  • Award winning new recruitment business grows with support from Business Gateway

    A LANARKSHIRE recruitment business has recently won a string of awards after the business owner received specialist start-up and marketing advice from Business Gateway.   MDH Recruitment specialises in recruitment across the Scottish industrial sector, with a particular focus on Warehousing and Logistics, Production, Manufacturing and Engineering. The business was launched in May 2022 by Gordon…

  • Business Stream relocates HQ in step towards net zero

    Major water retailer moves to Grade-A Edinburgh Park home  THE UK’s longest-established water retailer has moved headquarters for the first time since it began operations in 2008, as it closes in on its target to be net zero by 2030.  Business Stream has signed a long-term lease at Lochside Crescent in Edinburgh – just 800m from…

  • Scots property rental business rebrands as Rosevale Letting

    A SCOTS property business has been rebranded after it was acquired by a former employee. In an amicable parting of the ways, long-established Glasgow property business, Newton Letting, is rebranding as Rosevale Letting. This follows the conclusion of a licensing period which permitted former Newton employee, Riccardo Giovanacci, to acquire the lettings arm of the…

  • Laings appoints rising star of jewellery business to UK board

    A LUXURY family-owned jewellers headquarted in Scotland has promoted one of their most promising employees to its UK Board. Laings have opted to promote Serena Gough after her significant contribution to the company over the last number of years. The move comes as the company further strengthens its leadership team to drive growth as part…

  • Stirling social enterprise secures £10k in funding with help from Business Gateway

    A SCOTTISH social enterprise supporting children and adults with disabilities has scaled up its operations after accessing over £10,000 of funding with help from Business Gateway.   Bounce OT is an activity-based service that offers therapeutic services for children, young people and adults with disabilities, and their families, to overcome the impact of inequality. The company…