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Business accelerator Acorn Enterprise expands in Dundee

A company accelerator that has already provided a leg-up for more than 100 businesses is looking to ramp up its activities by branching out to a new location in Dundee city centre.

Companies
Michelin factory manager John Reid with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Dundee tyre plant. Picture: Andy Buchanan - Pool/Getty Images

Michelin pumped up with £4.5m boost for Dundee factory

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is getting £4.5 million of public cash as part of a £16.5m investment in its Dundee factory, the First Minister has announced.

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Actor Alan Alda. Picture: Getty Images)

M*A*S*H actor Alan Alda gets honorary degree from Dundee Uni

US actor Alan Alda, famous for his roles in M*A*S*H and The West Wing, has received an honorary degree from Dundee University for his work promoting the communication of science.

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The recruitment drive will take HSBC's headcount in Scotland to 4,500. Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

HSBC creating 500 jobs, but Lloyds to axe 250 posts

Banking giant HSBC has unveiled plans to create 500 jobs amid a “significant expansion” of its operations in Scotland.

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Justene Ewing is the former chief executive of the Digital Health & Care Institute. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Mobile and “internet of things” specialist Waracle has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Justene Ewing to lead and develop its digital health and care division.

Management
Karen Phillips joins Balfour + Manson from rival law firm Brodies. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Solicitor Balfour + Manson has strengthened its private client team with the lateral hire of partner Karen Phillips from Brodies.

Management

Drone footage of Dundee’s new V&A museum

V&A Dundee has today released stunning drone footage and photographs of huge cast stone panels being hung on the curving walls of Scotland’s first design museum.

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Elevator director Andrew Burnett. Picture: Contributed

Elevator secures £6m Tayside Business Gateway contract

Social enterprise Elevator has secured a £6 million contract to continue delivering support for firms throughout the Angus, Perth & Kinross and Dundee regions over the next five years.

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NWH managing director Mark Williams said the deal will ensure wood waste is being recycled responsibly. Picture: Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency

Waste services group NWH snaps up Dundee wood recycler

Midlothian-based waste and construction services specialist NWH Group has bolstered its portfolio with the acquisition of DJ Laing Recycling Solutions’ wood processing division in Petterden, Dundee.

Companies
David Campbell joins Anderson Strathern from Balfour & Manson. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Law firm Anderson Strathern has announced the lateral hire of private client partner David Campbell from Balfour & Manson.

Management
Peter Grant caught the property bug while working in a sales role. Picture: Alistair Linford

Monday interview: Grant Property co-founder Peter Grant

Peter Grant started his career in the newspaper industry, focused on the circulation side of the business.

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Dundee greats the Average White Band, as groovy now as they were in the 1970s. Picture: Getty

Let’s go round again: we don’t blow our trumpets enough about Dundee

I write this week from New York where I am visiting friends and talking to publishers about my new novel, due out here next year and that, my agent hopes, might also be the sort of thing American readers might like – having an American, or, rather, someone from a Scottish family who lives in London and used to live in America, in it.

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Investment in agri-tech can help transform Scotland's farming industry. Picture: Michael Gillen

Agri-tech investment in Scotland poised to pay off

Despite the well-documented statistics showing growth in productivity on UK farms was falling behind their competitors, the recent major re-investment in the agri-tech sector means the country is well placed to lead the world in the testing and development of new technologies for the industry.

Farming
'If an acquisition made sense to do, we would do it', said Brewin Dolphin chief executive David Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Wealth firm Brewin Dolphin firing on all cylinders

Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager that has just snapped up private client business Duncan Lawrie Asset Management (DLAM) for £28 million, is not ruling out further acquisitions.

Financial
Inverness emerged ahead of Edinburgh in Colliers' hotel index. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness takes lead among Scotland’s hotel hot spots

Inverness has emerged as the surprise leader in a new ranking of Scottish hotel “hot spots”.

Media & Leisure
The number of firms being formed in Edinburgh has fallen, while Glasgow and Aberdeen saw modest growth. Picture: Toby Williams

Brexit blamed for fall in Edinburgh start-up figures

New figures have suggested Edinburgh’s start-up growth has fallen sharply over the past year.

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A child with a fidget spinner.

Scots primary school bans fidget spinners over injury fears

It is the latest craze sweeping school playgrounds worldwide – a small spinning toy which can be bought for as little as one pound.

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Exscientia uses artifcial intelligence in the field of drug discovery. Picture: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Tayside drugs specialist inks Sanofi partnership

Dundee-based Exscientia has struck a drug discovery partnership with global pharma company Sanofi that could generate substantial financial returns.

Tech
Professor Ewan Gillon, clinical director at First Psychology Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Psychological services venture has expansion in mind

A business specialising in psychological services is rolling out a further Scottish centre as it closes in on a £1.5 million turnover.

Companies
Peter Vardy's CarStore is on the site of Dundee's former Valentines card factory. Picture: Keith Hunter

Peter Vardy gears up to launch Dundee car superstore

Car retailer Peter Vardy is gearing up for the official opening of one of the biggest dealerships in Scotland.

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