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MIME Technologies Limited secures £161,000 funding from HIE

MIME Technologies, a med-tech spin-out from the University of Aberdeen, has secured up to £161,000 of funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Published 2 December 2020

Activpayroll launches new global HR services

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has broadened its portfolio of services by launching global HR services.

Published 2 December 2020

Aberdeen Standard Investments launches MyFolio sustainable fund range

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has launched a new MyFolio Sustainable Fund range offering investors access to five risk graded, multi-asset portfolios that aim to do ‘more good and less harm’.

Published 2 December 2020

Lowest paid workers to benefit the least from new £500 NHS payment, CIOT warns

The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s (CIOT) Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning that some of the lowest paid workers stand to benefit the least from the Scottish Government’s new £500 bonus payment to NHS and care workers if the payment is taxed.

Published 2 December 2020

MRDA Group appoints Craig Yeoman as finance director

Aberdeen-based drilling firm MRDS Group has announced the appointment of Craig Yeoman as finance director.

Published 2 December 2020

Purdie & Co: Early signs of a slowdown in the Edinburgh property market

There are early signs that the Edinburgh property market is starting to slow down following the post-lockdown boom, making it more attractive for house hunters and first-time buyers, according to Haymarket-based Purdie & Co Solicitors and Estate Agents.

Published 2 December 2020

Zumo prize draw offers £500 of Bitcoin

Zumo, the Edinburgh-based cryptocurrency wallet and exchange platform, is offering entry to a prize draw with £500 of bitcoin up for grabs to anyone who sends a photo or a selfie with the Zumo logo.

Published 2 December 2020

IoD: New figures show surge of business innovation in UK during COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred widespread business innovation across the UK according to a new survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD), however, the organisation has warned that action from the UK Government is needed to maintain the momentum.

Published 2 December 2020

Scottish technology groups join forces to build strong digital economy

Three of Scotland’s leading technology cluster voices are to work more closely to stimulate Scotland’s digital economy and develop cross-sector collaboration that will lead to growth and a prosperous economy.

Published 2 December 2020

Recruitment firm reports 300+ applications for one job as COVID-19 takes its toll on Scottish financial sector

Job hunting in some pockets of the Scottish financial sector has become ten times more competitive due to the impact of the pandemic and the evolving needs of businesses, according to Edinburgh-based financial recruitment firm Core-Asset Consulting.

Published 2 December 2020

Scottish Government announces £25m of support for apprenticeships

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced two new incentives to increase apprenticeships and create opportunities for young people, including a £25 million support package.

Published 2 December 2020

New FRC research supports introduction of standards for audit committees

New research commissioned by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has shown that the development of standards for audit committees would support a more consistent approach to promoting audit quality.

Published 2 December 2020

Barclays issues scams warning to businesses ahead of the end of Brexit transition

New data from Barclays released today reveals that there has been a 20% surge in business scams in the past five months, with thousands of SMEs across the UK falling victim to highly sophisticated and targeted scam tactics.

Published 2 December 2020

And finally… when pigs fly

Pig entrails have been flung across the floor of parliament in Taiwan in protest at new pork import rules.

Published 2 December 2020

Scottish Investment Operations appoints Denise Thomas as new chair

Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) has appointed Denise Thomas as its new chair, replacing Pauline Burns who has held the position since 2017.

Published 1 December 2020