Anne Clyde

Anne Clyde

Rising from the ashes

UK Steel Enterprise helps entrepreneurs in areas affected by the decline of the steel industry to start their own businesses. Anne Clyde tells Peter Ranscombe how the company can provide investment, loans and facilities.

Online sales can open the door to export markets

Online sales can open the door to export markets

Not all exporters need to have a network of shops or offices around the world in order to sell their goods or services, and ecommerce will be a key focus at the ScotExport 2017 conference in Glasgow on 31 October.

Elly Douglas-Hamilton

Elly Douglas-Hamilton

Not-so secret garden

Elly Douglas-Hamilton’s family has run Archerfield since the 1960s. Now, the estate’s walled garden is helping the business to diversify into areas including brewing, events and retail, as Peter Ranscombe reports.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Hampden roar echoes for young entrepreneurs

Young Enterprise Scotland held a two-day festival of youth enterprise at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow, including the national finals of its company programme for secondary school pupils.

Willie Cameron

Willie Cameron

Mr Loch Ness

Willie Cameron has done more than most to build the international reputation of the Highlands. The man that locals call ‘Mr Loch Ness’ is now helping other businesses to export through the Made in Scotland collaboration while still fulfilling his ‘day job’ as business development director at café, bakery and hotel operator Cobbs Group, as Peter Ranscombe finds out.

Mackie’s of Scotland

Milking it

Mac Mackie, Karin Hayhow and Kirstin McNutt have taken diversification to a whole new level, expanding their Mackie’s of Scotland ice cream brand to include crisps and chocolate, with this autumn marking their move into retail. Peter Ranscombe heads down to the farm to find out more.