All articles by Julian Turner

Julian Turner

Unlocking global frontiers: strategies for SME international growth

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to flourish, they must grow. However, expansion is not always linear, especially internationally. We assess the obstacles and solutions.

Going underground: Unlocking the potential of geothermal mine water in Scotland

Geothermal heat is a largely untapped resource globally, but its potential is starting to be realised in Scotland. Water in abandoned mines is opening up immense opportunities for reliable sources of heat and energy storage.

Aim for the stars: Making rocket launches more sustainable 

Space has much to offer when it comes to understanding climate change, but efforts must be taken to decrease the environmental impact of rocket launches. Scottish companies are leading the way with several innovative developments aimed at making launches more sustainable.

New opportunities for tech investors as internet connections speed up in the Caucasus

With a growing young population, an emphasis on technological training and a fertile business environment, Georgia is rapidly becoming one of the most dynamic economies in the Caucasus and central Asia.

Managing general agents (MGAs) find a home in Dubai amid thriving insurance sector

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) says the influx of MGAs from across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region over the past five years has been a significant contributor to its $2.1bn market.

Private sector partnerships: ensuring foreign direct investment spurs equitable development

Foreign direct investment (FDI) can create jobs, increase economic output and raise standards of living, but without private sector buy-in and government guardrails, it can have the opposite effect.

Iceberg Cyber founder: “I have not come across another cyber hub like this anywhere in the world” 

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst (the Catalyst) in Brampton is behind some of Canada’s best-known names in cybersecurity monitoring, threat detection and data protection.

How Georgia could become the next hub for the growing global MRO market

Commercial aviation’s ever-expanding fortunes have fostered a thriving maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. Amid this growth, new regions are making their mark on the industry.

Global trends in advanced manufacturing: how Georgia fits into the picture

The global outlook for manufacturing is mixed. Businesses looking to ride the wave of disruption can do so by investing in locations offering sturdy foundations and alluring incentives.

How AI and IoT are paving the way for greener manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is one of the most polluting industries on Earth. New technology is helping find ways to cut back on resources used, conserve energy and streamline processes.