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PR outfit PingGo takes DIY approach to start-ups

Public relations veteran Sarah Lee has launched a “do-it-yourself” service aimed at start-ups and small firms operating on a tight budget.

Media & Leisure
RBS is led by chief executive Ross Mcewan. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

RBS and investor action group still split on price

Doubts are growing over the prospects of an out-of-court settlement between a shareholder action group and ­Royal Bank of Scotland over legal claims investors were misled in the bank’s £12 billion rights issue in 2008.

Financial

Standard Life and AAM chiefs set out job share plans

The heads of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) have set out in detail how they will share the top job when the firms’ £11 billion planned merger takes place later this year.

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Edinburgh Gin's liqueurs will be stocked in Tesco stores across the UK. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Retail
Shaolei McKie joins Archangels from Corran Properties. Picture: Robert Perry

Archangels adds Shaolei McKie as investment executive

Business angel syndicate Archangels has appointed chartered accountant Shaolei McKie as an investment executive.

Financial
Beezer founder Brian Smillie, right, with Steve Ewing of Informatics Ventures. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Apps start-up Beezer heads to Berlin after pitch triumph

Beezer, an Edinburgh-based firm that lets users develop their own mobile apps, has secured a place at a European technology showcase after winning the top pitch award at an event in London.

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Will Sandwell joins CKD Galbraith's Edinburgh office as associate. Picture: Contributed

Property firm CKD Galbraith bulks up commercial arm

An independent property consultancy with offices across Scotland today unveiled “significant” growth at its commercial property operations.

Companies
JLL said Edinburgh has 'increased its visibility' among international investors. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh breaks into global top five for property

Edinburgh has entered the world’s top five cities on a prestigious global property investment index due to its growing attraction for international investors, boosted by its increasing role in the tech sector, according to a report published today.

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Paul Gibson started out making small batches of beer in his garage, and converted a 1973 VW campervan to house a brew kit and dispense beer. Picture: Greg Macvean

Campervan beer company launches brewery in Edinburgh

A craft beer business based around a modified campervan is set to officially open its own brewery in Edinburgh next month with an eye to exporting its products amid the boom in micro-brewing.

Retail
North Berwick

North Berwick named best place to live in Scotland

ITS remarkable coastal scenery, highly regarded schools and thriving watersports industry have made it a haven for families and tourists alike.

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Edesix counts police, fire and prison services among its clients. Picture: Contributed

Wearable camera outfit hails successful year of sales

Video technology outfit Edesix is cheering a successful year, with a host of large contract wins in the UK and abroad.

Tech
Crown Ocean called on Bowleven chairman Billy Allan to 'step down now'. Picture: Contributed

Bowleven rebel seeks removal of chairman Billy Allan

Crown Ocean Capital, the rebel investor that this week succeeded in ousting five directors at oil and gas explorer Bowleven, is gunning again for its chairman.

News
Dame Katherine Grainger, with Glen Gilson, left, and Matthew Gray of legal practice Gilson Gray. Picture: Wullie Marr

Katherine Grainger makes waves at leadership event

Olympian Dame Katherine Grainger has returned to the podium to give a talk at the office of Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray.

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Chief executive Stuart McLean said Zonal is unrecognisable from the business that was launched almost 40 years ago. Picture: Contributed

Zonal checks in with profit increase and contract wins

Till and point-of-sale specialist Zonal Retail Data Systems is on track for another year of profitable growth after securing accounts with big names including Pizza Express.

Companies
Atlantis Resources is led by CEO Tim Cornelius. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Atlantis Resources eyes French tidal power market

Atlantis Resources, the tidal energy company behind the ground-breaking MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, is dipping its toe into the French power market.

News
Paul Atkinson and Ian Macleod have come together to tap into their extensive networks in Scotland and across the rest of the UK. Picture: Contributed

Head-hunting veterans launch new venture to find top talent

Two of Scotland’s top head-hunting professionals have joined forces to create a new specialist service.

Companies
Demand from large-scale tenants 'remains high', said Shaf Rasul. Picture: Contributed

Shaf Rasul secures tenants for Sighthill warehouses

Entrepreneur Shaf Rasul’s property investment firm SRA Ventures has secured tenants for two warehouse sites it recently bought in a £725,000 deal.

Companies
The building in which the couple were found. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Dead couple ‘may have lain undiscovered for three weeks’

FRIENDS of a married couple found dead together in their home fear they may have lain undiscovered for as long as three weeks.

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Bowleven boss Kevin Hart has been ousted from the Edinburgh oil firm. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Bowleven directors ousted after bitter investor battle

Kevin Hart, the chief executive of Edinburgh-based oil and gas explorer Bowleven, has been ousted after a bitter battle with a rebel investor.

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