Warren Bader

Warren Bader

We’re in the honey

Plan Bee not only manages hives for the likes of Aldi, Kellogg’s and L’Oreal but also produces a range of products including honey and mead, and educates the public about the importance of pollinators. Founder Warren Bader tells Peter Ranscombe how he balances people, planet and profit.

Christian Arno

Christian Arno has built Lingo24 from his bedroom

Never lost in translation

Christian Arno has built Lingo24 from a bedroom in his parents’ house to the cusp of becoming one of the 50 largest translation companies in the world. Suzy Powell quizzes him on languages, investors and Brexit.

Andy Smith

Andy Smith of DuMol winery

Heard it through the grapevine

A passion that was kindled as a student in Edinburgh has turned into an award-winning business for Andy Smith, the Scotsman behind the renowned DuMol winery in California’s Sonoma County, writes Peter Ranscombe.

Malcolm Cannon

Batting for Cricket Scotland, Malcolm Cannon

The 12th man

Malcolm Cannon built a career helping companies to restructure and grow, pulling Hunter Boot out of administration and steering Edinburgh Solicitors’ Property Centre through the storms of the financial crisis. Now, he’s going in to bat for Cricket Scotland, writes Peter Ranscombe.

Susanne Mitschke

Susanne Mitschke, co-founder of Mindmate

Brain Power

Karen Peattie meets Susanne Mitschke, co-founder of dementia support app Mindmate and one of the graduates of New York’s Techstars programme.

Dame Anne Glover

Dame Anne Glover

In search of evidence

Dame Anne Glover served as the first chief scientific advisor to both the Scottish Government and the president of the European Commission. She shares her views on Brexit, spin-outs and entrepreneurship with Peter Ranscombe.

Innovation Showcase: Robotical Ltd

The Robotical team

Innovation Showcase: Robotical Ltd

Robotical Ltd aims to get children interested in programming and coding from an early age, with the help of Marty the Robot. Myles Bax from Robotical talked to BQ about why the company will be presenting Marty at this years’ Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Scotland.

Anna Frankowska

Anna Frankowska

It’s my party

Ever fancied going out but decided against it because you’re unsure how good the venue might be? The new Nightset app could solve all your problems, as Steve Dyson finds out from the entrepreneur behind it, Anna Frankowska.


Crossbasket Castle

Dressing for dinner

Sumptuous surroundings and culinary concoctions bring a wee bit of magic to Crossbasket Castle in Blantyre, as Peter Ranscombe discovers.

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

A window on the world

Peter Ranscombe visits Galvin at Windows, a restaurant with a Michelin star and an unrivalled view over the London skyline.

Rolls-Royce Dawn

A new dawn

A Rolls-Royce has to be a work of art, not just a car, and the new Dawn is no exception as designer Giles Taylor explains to Josh Sims.