We are all getting used to the big red signs in shop windows advising that they are closing down. I bet there will be a few shops and companies closing down in the New Year. Get the final gasp of cash that is fluttering about over the festive season then shut up shop. It has always been a retail pattern of behaviour that is sad to see.
An entrepreneur who founded a crowdfunding software firm after a career as an accountant with Deloitte and BT has been named chief executive of the year by judges of a Scottish technology awards scheme.
A healthtech firm focused on boosting the efficacy of medicines, an app supporting disabled access to venues, and an on-demand drinks delivery service have been crowned the Scottish winners of Tech Nation’s latest scale-up competition.
‘Purplebricks’ sounds rather like an infant’s toy doesn’t it? So who could have imagined that such an innocuous-sounding name would revolutionise estate agency in much the same way as EasyJet has done for flying and Amazon for retail sales?