Open The Box!

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It’s not often that HMRC gives you a present. Well, if they do then why not open the box? Since its introduction in 2013 HMRC has been encouraging companies with patented products or exclusive licenses to opt into its latest lucrative tax inventive – Patent Box. The incentive was introduced in order to promote the […]

Intellectual Property in Food and Drink packaging

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In the world of fast moving consumer goods (“FMCGs”), and in particular food and drink, whether a consumer buys one product or a rival brand involves numerous sub-conscious factors, many of which relate to packaging and appearance, and brand owners seek to have distinctive, attractive packaging for this purpose. But can it be protected to […]

Ambition 2030

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By 2030, farming, fishing, food and drink will be the most valuable industry in Scotland. It will be recognised at home and abroad as a model of collaboration and a world leader in responsible, profitable growth. That sounds like a lofty statement I admit.  But that is our vision; the ambition of the Scotland Food […]

Ticket Competition

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Are you an Investor or adviser wondering how Brexit will affect the economy? If the answer is YES you cannot afford to miss our upcoming conference on the 28th of March in Edinburgh. Enter today to win 2 FREE tickets for our Investment in a post Brexit world conference. 5 pairs are up for grabs. The […]

The Travelling Scots

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It’s not a myth that anywhere we go in the world Scots get a warm welcome. I’ve travelled quite a bit in the last few years while expanding my business, and I’ve always found this to be true – whether it’s travelling for a sporting event, a vacation, a sight seeing mission or a business […]

Moving forward means taking one step at a time

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If there’s one thing I have learnt since starting my company, Appointedd, it’s that moving forward means taking one step at a time and not trying to map out the entire journey from the beginning. Besides being an impossible task, stalling progress while you try to plan for every possible twist and turn is a […]