Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community

A big-hearted Bishopbriggs entrepreneur is donating a whopping 80 per cent of the money he makes to help three local charities. Get Well Gamers, Birth, Baby and Beyond and East Dunbartonshire Foodbank will benefit from a donation from RefermyJobs’ advertising revenue. RefermyJobs founder Richie Wan has turned job advertising on its head by charging aContinue reading “Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community”

Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque

Award-winning consultancy Aurora Planning has helped Aberdeen’s growing Muslim community secure permission to convert part of a former school into a mosque. The C-listed Frederick Street School was later used as office space by Aberdeen City Council but has lain empty for three years. Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (AMIC) will turn the building intoContinue reading “Green light for Aberdeen’s new mosque”

Groundwater Guy bags award

A groundwater specialist is celebrating after receiving an award from a top national business body. Frank O’Donnell AKA The Groundwater Guy received the Entrepreneur of the Month Award from Edinburgh Entrepreneurs Circle. Edinburgh-based Frank said: “I am absolutely chuffed to be recognised in this way. When my clients are happy then I’m happy, but it’sContinue reading “Groundwater Guy bags award”

Compare fibre reveal full-fibre league tables

UK broadband league tables show huge full-fibre disparity By Patrick Barnham Figures released by broadband champions Comparefibre.co.uk reveal the winners and losers of internet provision in the UK. As a whole, the UK enjoys 96.8% superfast 30 Mbps and faster with England receiving the highest at 97.3% and Northern Ireland the lowest with 89.9%. ButContinue reading “Compare fibre reveal full-fibre league tables”

Art is for life – not just lockdown

An Aberdeen painter is urging people not to ditch art projects started during lockdown as rules further relax. Neale Bothwell, 56, said virtual art clubs championed by the likes of Grayson Perry opened up the world of creativity to countless people but insists it should continue post-covid. Neale said: “It was great the way GraysonContinue reading “Art is for life – not just lockdown”

Entrepreneur brings dating back into the real world

An Edinburgh entrepreneur is taking the tech out of soulmate searching by offering a near-forgotten service used by singletons for centuries. Laura Smyth, dubbed the Cilla Black of the north, launched Match Made in Scotland after helping single friends who were frustrated with the online dating scene. Laura said: “My friends were plain fed upContinue reading “Entrepreneur brings dating back into the real world”

Niche planning consultancy takes off

An aviation expert has set up Scotland’s first planning consultancy for airport safety zones. Nyree Millar-Bell spent years as a senior manager with Edinburgh Airport assessing and at times objecting to planning applications that did not satisfy Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] rules. She now works solely with property, renewables and construction companies across Scotland thatContinue reading “Niche planning consultancy takes off”

Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA

Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA By Patrick Barnham An under-threat Fife community project is now due to open its doors thanks to a crew of groundwater specialists. The Gallatown Community Centre project in Kirkaldy ground to a halt when its budget couldn’t stretch to provide drainage for the site. The nearest storm drain wasContinue reading “Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA”

Wherefore art thou Romeos?

High-flying Scottish women are ditching dating apps and outsourcing their search for love. And now Scotland’s only matchmaker is working flat-out to find more male executives to keep up with demand. Match Made in Scotland founder Laura Smyth said: “I know there are just as many men out there looking for a partner but theyContinue reading “Wherefore art thou Romeos?”

Singer songwriter demands government action

Singer songwriter demands government action By Patrick Barnham A singer songwriter is urging MPs to go further to give musicians a voice following report calling for a reset of music streaming. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS] Committee said artists should get a fair share of streaming royalties. But British artist James Passey insistsContinue reading “Singer songwriter demands government action”