Recruitment specialist iMultiply eyes more takeovers

Finance and accountancy recruitment agency iMultiply is on the search for more acquisitions following its recent takeover of a Glasgow-based rival.

Jim Duffy says Billions' Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, second left, knows the value of a good co-founder. Picture: James Minchin/SHOWTIME

Jim Duffy: Two’s company to help start-ups achieve success

I’m watching Billions at present and it is essential watching for any aspiring person who wants to get into business or ramp up what they are doing.

Donald Dewar swears in at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Picture: Dave Cheskin

Devin Scobie: Holyrood still has some growing up to do

Scottish secretary Donald Dewar, just a few days after the 1997 ­referendum, spoke with a wide grin: “I don’t think I’ve ever unveiled a rock before…”

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Donald McLaughlin, former director of Cisco Scotland

Planning for exit: how can you prepare to sell your start-up?

Whether you are just starting up, looking for a chunky investment or ready to find an exit, entrepreneurs need to strategise, organise and prepare.

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'It has been a great year,' said Arum CEO and co-founder Aleks Tomczyk. Picture: Chris Watt

Record results for Edinburgh business consultant Arum

Business consultancy Arum has announced record turnover thanks to an expansion in its UK and international client base.

Some satellites are only the size of a whisky bottle box. Picture: John Devlin

Facebook live: what does the future hold for Scotland’s space industry

Did you know that Glasgow makes more satellites than any other European city?

Employers need to take a 'proportionate approach' to monitoring their staff, says Eric Gilligan. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Eric Gilligan: Is your employer allowed to spy on you?

Last year there was significant publicity about a European Court of Human Rights decision whereby the rejection of a claim was widely described as a charter for employers to snoop on their employees at work.

New Harper Macleod partner Karen Gibbons was previously with Balfour & Manson. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Law firm Harper Macleod has bolstered its family law team with the recruitment of partner Karen Gibbons, who will be based at its Edinburgh office at Citypoint, Haymarket.

The Equifax head office in Atlanta, Georgia. Picture: Mike Stewart/AP

Equifax told to inform customers after massive data breach

Credit monitoring company Equifax has been ordered by a UK regulator to alert British customers affected by a cyber attack that saw the data of 143 million people breached.

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Icas chief Anton Colella leaving after decade in charge

Accounting trade body Icas has begun the search for a new chief executive after Anton Colella announced he is departing after ten years at the helm.

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The graduates of GAP 2015

Want to grow your business? Mind the GAP.

Increased employment, higher turnover and growth in sales: a new business programme is helping small and medium-sized enterprises to sustainably grow their businesses.

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Kim Kjaerside, left, and Gayle McGuinn join the associations team at the EICC. Picture: Stewart Attwood

EICC looks to build on international events success

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has unveiled two senior appointments to reflect an increase in UK and international conferences heading for the capital.

Core-Asset's Betsy Williamson says professionals are seeking more than material rewards. Picture: Contributed

Professionals put ‘meaningful work’ at top of wish list

Readers of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will know that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.

Don't find yourself stranded on entrepreneur Fantasy Island, says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Roll up for the delusional start-up tour

“Boss, the plane, the plane!” Yes, it was these immortal words from Herve Villechaize aka Tattoo to Mr Roarke on the programme Fantasy Island that I always knew would lead to a good story.


Scotland slips down economic ranking of UK regions

New businesses in Scotland are adding fewer jobs to the economy than in any other part of the UK, according to new research that shows other regions moving ahead in economic prosperity rankings.

Venturefest in Glasgow on 20 September puts the focus on new ideas, says Sarah Deas

Inspiration to connect, innovate and grow

The Glasgow Science Centre will open its doors to some of Scotland’s most inspirational innovators, investors and entrepreneurs when it is transformed into the venue for Venturefest Scotland.

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of Byte Night in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Rhona Hutchon: Taking a bite out of disadvantaged beginnings

Fortunately, most of us are lucky enough to have had a safe and stable family home. Can you imagine how your life may have turned out completely differently without that foundation?

From left: Paul Jarman-Williams, Mike Welch and Nick Freer of Full Circle Partners. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Blackcircles founder to help more firms on road to growth

Mike Welch, the founder of online tyre fitter Blackcircles, has teamed up with a corporate lawyer and technology start-up adviser in a bid to help early-stage companies along the road to growth.

Scotland needs to tackle its engineering skills shortage, says Eden Scott's Keith Tocher. Picture: John Devlin

Keith Tocher: Expanding Scotland’s engineering talent

The adage that you should fix the roof while the sun shines has surely never been more relevant for the engineering industry.

Conor O'Leary is the new general manager at Gleneagles. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Gleneagles has appointed Conor O’Leary as its new general manager.

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