Continulus secures half a million funding from investor consortium led by ASI

Continulus, the Glasgow-headquartered online video-learning platform for health professionals, has secured half a million pounds of equity investment from a consortium of UK investors led by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Published 3 March 2021

Paul Atkinson announced as new chair of Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Paul Atkinson, the founding partner of investment firm Par Equity, has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).

Published 3 March 2021

Neil Francis: Scotland’s values to be highlighted through international trade and investment

Neil Francis, interim managing director of Scottish Enterprise, explains how Scotland’s commitment to inclusivity and net-zero can be shared via our trading relationships.

Published 3 March 2021

Knight Frank report names Edinburgh as a future global urban hotspot

Edinburgh’s growing status as a hub of innovation and the quality of life it has to offer places the city among the world’s most aspirational future urban hotspots, according to Knight Frank’s latest Wealth Report.

Published 3 March 2021

Law At Work acquires Dundee's Youmanage

Scottish-based employment law, HR, and health & safety specialist Law At Work has announced a trio of acquisitions worth £5.15 million which includes Dundee-based HR software provider Youmanage.

Published 3 March 2021

Bank of Scotland reveals budget wishlist for Scottish firms

Scottish SMEs are calling on the Chancellor to announce an extension to the furlough scheme when he delivers his Budget today, according to the latest data from Bank of Scotland’s Business Barometer research.

Published 3 March 2021

Guarantor loans complaints soar by 3000%

Complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service about guarantor-backed high-cost loans have increased by more than 3,000% in a year and now average almost 800 a week.

Published 3 March 2021

Finance secretary Kate Forbes calls for UK budget to protect Scottish finances

The UK Budget must provide adequate funding for Scotland and respect the devolution settlement, finance secretary Kate Forbes has said.

Published 3 March 2021

UK Finance sets out future model for Open Banking

UK Finance has published detailed proposals for a new service company which will support the UK’s world-leading open banking infrastructure.

Published 3 March 2021

Medical Incubator Japan targets further UK healthcare investments in 2021

Medical Incubator Japan (MIJ), an independent venture capital fund investing in early-stage life sciences companies, is planning further UK healthcare investments in 2021 after completing two landmark UK investments in 2020.

Published 3 March 2021