How to invest in Scotland’s life sciences sector

Scotland’s burgeoning life sciences sector is attracting more and more inward investment, as Scottish Government figures show that more than 37,000 people are employed in the industry, establishing the country as one of the largest clusters in Europe.

Life sciences studies are changing farming.  Picture: Contributed

Five examples of how life sciences is revolutionising farming

Agriculture has always been a key sector for Scotland, and life sciences developments have helped this crucial industry continue to anchor rural life and contribute to the wider Scottish economy.

Research shows 86% of people say authenticity is important when deciding which brands they support and follow but many businesses struggle to create a powerful image for their product

Why becoming an authority is important for your business

In order to build an authentic brand that customers can relate too, it’s imperative that your business stands out in the digital era.

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Video: How Brexit might impact the Scottish Economy

Scotland’s economy is expected to prop up the rest of the UK in 2018, but it’s unclear how it’ll fare post-Brexit.

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Edinburgh is attracting tech start-ups from across the UK. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

Coders choosing Edinburgh over London, report finds

A growing number of coders employed in the booming digital technology sector are choosing to live in Edinburgh rather than London, an industry report has suggested.

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Dr. Miles Weaver, Associate Professor in Sustainable Business & SCM, Edinburgh Napier University Business School.

Dr Miles Weaver: Students are now a whole lot more engaged with building excellence in the workplace

Turn on the news and you get Brexit, America First, “building walls”, “civil unrest in other parts of Europe”, “profit over people and planet” and even rockets! Whatever you think of the political and economic ­climate, it feels as if the world around us is becoming ever more protectionist and isolated. In the workplace, many of us are faced with cuts and constraint, while ‘need’ exists. The problems don’t simply go away, the cogs just keep turning, albeit with some grinding.

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Up to 800 jobs could be at risk at Toys R Us

Toys R Us announces closure of four outlets in Scotland

It should be the busiest time of year for the retailer, its stores packed with excited children choosing which toys they want to put on their Santa list.

The cyber attack that brought the NHS to a halt earlier this year would have been remedied swiftly had an adequate backup system been in place

Scots businesses offered free trial to fight cyber crime

From the NHS, to the American election – compromised cyber security has loomed large in 2017. But with strict new protection laws on the horizon, how can small businesses keep things compliant, yet still efficient?

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The rule changes will alter the way we rent a place to live

Landlords warned to prepare for tenancy shake-up

Rules for renting private residential property are about to change. Laura Bloxham, from Womble Bond Dickinson, has timely advice for landlords

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Easyjet profits fall due to weak pound

Budget airline easyJet has seen annual profits nosedive by 17% after taking a £101 million hit from the weak pound, but confirmed a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair.


How do we make life sciences a £8bn Scottish economy sector by 2025?

We asked the sector’s leading figures what they think


Pipeline of skilled staff has Scotland looking to the future

A pipeline of skilled staff is vital for innovative firms and Scotland has an enviable record in this area, says David Lee


Dave Tudor: Time for life sciences to think big and take risks

Taking a leap of faith can bring amazing awards, says Dave Tudor

Unemployment in Scotland has risen slightly

Unemployment rate in Scotland rises as 2,000 more people out of work

Scotland was one of the only parts of the country to experience a slight increase in the unemployment rate in the latest period.

The Norwegian investor wants to appoint Mr Salmond to the board of Scotsman publisher, Johnston Press

Largest shareholder in Johnston Press pushes for Alex Salmond to join board

The biggest shareholder in Johnston Press, publishers of The Scotsman, has formally called for former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond to be appointed to the board and for two directors to be removed.


Second innovation competition launched by IP attorney Murgitroyd

A Glasgow firm of intellectual property attorneys is launching a second round of its Innovator Launchpad awards.

Stuart Geard (left) and Doug Heron, CFO and COO respectively of Scottish Financial Services Award winners Nucleus Financial

Nucleus wins financial services award

Nucleus Financial Group has been named this year’s winner at the Scottish Financial Services Awards.

The former Carless oil refinery near Old Kilpatrick has lain empty since 1992. Picture: Contributed

Malin Group plans marine technology hub on the banks of the Clyde

It is a vast brownfield site on the north bank of the Clyde that has lain empty for decades.

Businessman Phil Anderson. Picture: Contributed

Generous boss throws Christmas party for staff - in New York

The boss of a financial services firm in the North East of Scotland is giving his employees a special reward for their hard work - the trip of a lifetime to New York.

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