Archangels leads further investment in home-grown Scottish innovators

Mark McIntyre blog

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel investment syndicate – believed to be the oldest in the world – has led investment of £6.2 million in Scottish early stage companies in the first quarter of 2020. Four tech and life sciences businesses – Blackford Analysis; Fios Genomics; Optoscribe; and Speech Graphics – were the recipients of the additional investment. £2.6 million came …

Port of Tilbury quay workers pay tribute to key workers and the NHS

Mark McIntyre Port of Tilbury

Last night (2 April) for the 8pm Clap for Carers event, the hard working team from the London Container Terminal at The Port of Tilbury, undertook a container shuffle of 137 containers to create a tribute to the NHS workers and all the other key workers keeping vital services going for us all. The container shuffle was carried out yesterday …

Macfarlane truck

Macfarlane Group issues COVID-19 trading update

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Group

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane” or the “Company”) COVID-19 Trading Update The Board is committed to following all of the UK Government’s guidance in response to COVID-19, as well as ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the Company.  The measures being taken by the Company are detailed below together with a summary of its financial position and liquidity. 2020 Trading …

Scottish Businesswoman urges Dunkirk spirit during coronavirus pandemic

Mark McIntyre blog

Scottish businesswoman, Marie Macklin CBE, has today (Wed 18th March) offered a package of support to the communities of Kilmarnock which will help tackle the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the places closest to her heart. Having seen first-hand how the pandemic is directly affecting the community of her home town, Kilmarnock, Marie is promoting a ‘Lift Up …

Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine

The HALO backs Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls

Mark McIntyre blog

The HALO Urban Regeneration Company today (Fri 13th March) announces it is sponsoring Scotland’s CyberFirst Girls from Greenwood Academy in Irvine. The cyber savvy Greenwood girls won the Scotland regional section of the National Cyber Security Centre’s annual competition to qualify for the Grand Final which takes place in Cardiff next week. And the HALO, whose Enterprise and Innovation Hub in …

Oproscribe - Waferscale fabrication of fanout

Scottish-based Optoscribe announces investment round from Archangels, Maven and Par Equity

Mark McIntyre blog

Optoscribe Ltd, a world-leading supplier of 3D glass-based integrated photonics components, today announced that the company has closed its latest investment round. This funding round, which was led by Scottish business angel investment syndicate, Archangels, with participation from Maven Capital Partners, Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank, will facilitate the continued expansion of the business and enable extended commercial engagement. …

Unifeeder Launches New East Coast Feeder Service Connecting Grangemouth and London

Mark McIntyre blog

The arrival of the cargo vessel the Anna G into Scotland’s container terminal in Grangemouth at the weekend launched a new east coast container feeder shipping service with Unifeeder. This new service is the first direct feeder call from Scotland to London Gateway on the Thames increasing connectivity options for customers shipping to international markets and providing a new offering …

Calcivis CEO Adam Christie

Edinburgh-based CALCIVIS receives Approvable Letter from FDA

Mark McIntyre blog

Edinburgh, March 5th 2020 – CALCIVIS, a medical devices company focused on modernising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, announces receipt of an Approvable Letter for the Premarket Approval (PMA) of its CALCIVIS® Imaging System from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CALCIVIS intends to introduce this novel product in the US in 2021 with the …

Macfarlane truck

Macfarlane Group Announces Preliminary Results for 2019 Marking 10 Consecutive Years of Growth

Mark McIntyre Macfarlane Group

Macfarlane Group PLC achieved sales of £225.4m in 2019, (2018: £217.3m) a 4% increase on 2018, with 2019 profit before tax growing to £12.0m (2018: £10.9m), 10% ahead of 2018.  This marks the tenth consecutive year of profit growth.  The performance in 2019 was in line with market expectations and was achieved against a well-publicised backdrop of economic uncertainty resulting …

Chefs of the future join Loch Duart at Seafood Expo 2020

Mark McIntyre Loch Duart

Two teenage students have just won the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Brussels, Seafood Expo and prepare their winning salmon dishes for independent salmon farming company Loch Duart. Jaypee Escaro, 18 from Stevenage and Michael Brown, 18 from Letchworth Garden City, are both Level 3 students studying the advanced diploma in professional cookery course at North Hertfordshire college. Loch …