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Edinburgh-based Shoply named on annual index of disruptive UK startups

Edinburgh-based Shoply has been named on the Startups 100, the UK’s longest-running index of disruptive new startups.

Published 23 June 2020

Dawn Reoch: Business debt in the aftermath of the pandemic

Dawn Reoch, partner at Burness Paull, discusses business debt in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 June 2020

Intu braces for administration

Retail property company Intu, the owner of the Braehead complex near Glasgow, is bracing for administration as it appointed KPMG as a "contingency" in case funding talks fail.

Published 23 June 2020

ABI: Lower earners missing out on vital tax relief despite more saving for a pension

The lowest earners in Britain are missing out on vital tax relief despite more saving for retirement, according to a new report commissioned by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Published 23 June 2020

Amazon and Enterprise Nation launch Small Business Accelerator to support SMEs

Amazon and Enterprise Nation, the small business support network, are launching the Amazon Small Business Accelerator, a major support package for more than 200,000 small businesses and startups across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Published 23 June 2020

SMMT: One in six car industry jobs could be lost

One in six jobs in the UK car industry are at risk as the coronavirus lockdown has taken its toll on the sector, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Published 23 June 2020

FCA reminds cryptoasset businesses to register before end of June

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is reminding businesses which carry out cryptoasset activity in the UK, that they have to be registered with the FCA to comply with new regulations.

Published 23 June 2020

And finally... be our gest 

Producer and reality star David Gest's huge collection of music and film memorabilia is to be sold in an upcoming auction. 

Published 23 June 2020

EY: Scotland bucked trend to increase financial services foreign direct investment in 2019

Scotland increased its share of financial services foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019 and secured Europe’s largest international investment project in terms of job creation, while project numbers across Europe fell, according to the latest EY UK Attractiveness Report for Financial Services 2020.

Published 22 June 2020

M&D's bought out of administration

M&D's Theme Park has been bought out of administration after Michelle Elliot and Stuart Robb of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery were appointed as administrators back in April.

Published 22 June 2020

Scottish Government advisory group asks banks to help fund struggling businesses

Banks should find new ways to finance struggling businesses to ensure their survival amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Scottish Government advisory group. 

Published 22 June 2020

Epidarex Capital launches £102m venture fund in Edinburgh to support life science firms

International finance firm Epidarex Capital has launched a £102 million venture fund in Edinburgh to build successful life science companies.

Published 22 June 2020

Pryme Group appoints Tyler Buchan as chief financial officer

Dundee-based manufacturing firm Pryme Group has appointed Tyler Buchan as its new chief financial officer.

Published 22 June 2020

One Year No Beer launches £1.4m crowdfunding campaign

Edinburgh-based start-up One Year No Beer has launched a £1.4 million funding round on Seedrs.

Published 22 June 2020

BDO: Scottish businesses’ cash generation worryingly low heading into COVID-19 crisis

Cash generation of businesses in Scotland was worryingly low heading into the cash crunch triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

Published 22 June 2020