26th April 2017

Ian Ivory

When you hear the term ‘local business’ you tend not to picture a company that has reach throughout Scotland and the rest of UK. Very rarely does a company manage to combine the operation of a large business with the mentality and focus on customer service that local businesses strive on. Ivory Solutions, based out of Kilmarnock, is certainly the…
15th March 2017

John Gall

He welcomes us with a firm handshake and a smile and invites us to try his produce. A tempting tray of hot pies, sausage rolls and bridies is placed before us and coffee delivered. John Gall, Managing Director of Brownings the Bakers ushers us into a room full of goodies (as well as the pies and friends) there are various…
20th July 2016

William Duncan & Co

New Office Now Open in Kilmarnock The location of the new William Duncan & Co office in Kilmarnock is a metaphor for the town – and the business – in itself. It rests on the upper floors of the 166-year-old former Bank of Scotland building, above Bar Luca, the latest addition to Kilmarnock’s vibrant nightlife. The ‘B’ listed building’s foundations…
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31st May 2016

Bruce McLean

Meet Prestwick’s Bruce McLean, the man behind the Sinclair ZX81 and the Sinclair Spectrum. So Bruce, what’s your story? My businesses are involved in the recycling of electronic equipment, specifically TV’s, IT equipment and small domestic appliances. CCL North is in its 17th year and was established specifically to recycle electronic scrap from the Electronics Industry that was very well…
23rd May 2016

Ralph Porciani

The Arc Of A Hotelier: The Life & Times of Ralph Porciani It was nothing more than a simple plan. A simple plan struck after 30 years of working in five star kitchens, and 10 years of being in various senior roles at Turnberry. Having talked the plan through with his wife, Sally, it was to be their reward for…
15th May 2016


Doing Good by Doing Well QTS Group, one of the UK’s leading railway contractors welcome Sir Tom Hunter to their corporate headquarters for two of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs to talk shop. QTS Group, one of the country’s leading railways contractors had the pleasure of hosting Sir Tom Hunter at their corporate HQ this month. The meeting was originally won as…
12th April 2016

The Mill House

Looking Good for 307 Years Old Saturday 21st November saw the grand unveiling of The Mill House in Stewarton and the new venue has been a great success so far! The new look is turning heads with its stylish and unique interior. With seating for over 100 guests, the glamourous restaurant offers a relaxed and informal setting within a comfortable…