Latest Scottish Enterprise Stories

2011-04-18 01:00:00

LONDON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading growth equity and venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has led a $8 million (GBP5m) financing round for Metaforic, a software company based in Glasgow and California which has developed products to combat piracy and hacker attacks. The funding round was supported by the company's existing investors Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank's Scottish Venture Fund. Metaforic will use the funds to expand its...

2011-02-10 07:59:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment is to establish new offices and up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. Established in 2010 by brothers Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay Entertainment specializes in publishing videogames for use on smartphones, social networks and other e-distribution platforms. The Hare brothers have over 25-years of experience in the videogames industry...

2011-01-13 08:41:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer Amazon is to create 950 jobs across two Scottish sites, First Minister Alex Salmond said today. The Company will create a Fulfilment Centre at Dunfermline, creating over 750 new jobs and an additional 200 posts will also be created at its existing fulfilment facility in Gourock, which packs and ships items for Amazon customers. The Company is also expected to create a further 1,500 temporary jobs during...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.