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Growing our appetite for food & drink innovation

26 June 2017

Growing our appetite for food & drink innovation: 1050478 - Seafood platter with loch in background

Collaboration in food & drink innovation rewarded with £650k fund

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Computershare announces 300 new jobs for Edinburgh

26 June 2017

Computershare announces 300 new jobs for Edinburgh: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Computershare's new offices in Edingburgh

Plans by Australian financial services company Computershare to open a new technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating 300 jobs, have been welcomed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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SDI reveals 10% increase in jobs numbers secured from inward investors

26 June 2017

SDI reveals 10% increase in jobs numbers secured from inward investors: Neil Francis

Scottish Development International’s promotion of Scotland as a place to do business secured 7839 jobs in Scotland during 2016/17, an increase of 10% on the previous year, it was announced today.

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Kite Power Systems secure £2m investment from Scottish Investment Bank

22 June 2017

Kite Power Systems secure £2m investment from Scottish Investment Bank: KPS secures 2m investment from SIB Low Res

Kite Power Systems (KPS), the company developing innovative new kite power technology in Scotland, has secured £2million equity investment from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

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Innovation in manufacturing

19 June 2017

Innovation in manufacturing: Lightweight Manufacturing Centre brochure - front cover

£8.9m for Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

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First package of new support for business growth

16 June 2017

First package of new support for business growth: Kerry Sharp SIB

Companies looking for significant investment will now be able to access an additional £200 million through the Scottish-European Growth Co-investment Programme.

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Scotland’s oil and gas international reputation remains strong in challenging times

15 June 2017

Scotland’s oil and gas international reputation remains strong in challenging times: Mozambique oil and gas

International activity from Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain continued to account for just over half of its total sales during 2015/16, at 50.9 per cent, demonstrating the continued strong demand across the globe for Scotland’s skills, experience and expertise.

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Oil and gas innovation spend up

06 June 2017

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed new figures showing oil and gas innovation spend in Scotland almost trebled last year.

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Family whisky firm goes from strength to strength

26 May 2017

Family whisky firm goes from strength to strength: Cara Danny Fred Chris

International expansion at heart of family firm's growth strategy as Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing reveals profits increased by 17% to £1.6m in 2016.

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