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THE BUSINESS is the leading magazine for the business community in Scotland. Published four times a year in March, June, September and December, the magazine is distributed in The Sunday Times Scotland. Each quarterly edition focusses on the key issues facing business and the economy, with insight from leading commentators and the SCDI. Our editorial team and designers can bring your story to life and will assist you in delivering your communications objectives.

Click the front cover image to read the most recent version in e-format and see how THE BUSINESS can become an integral part of your media schedule.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SCDI

We are pleased to be working with the SCDI, Scotland’s leading  

Membership network of senior officials and leaders from across the private, public and third sectors. The SCDI engages with, and advocates sustainable, inclusive, economic growth solutions to government and key stakeholders throughout Scotland, Westminster and overseas. This relationship affords us privileged access to research and data from across government and industry.

In the next issue

LEGAL REVIEW 2022 
The Quarterly Legal Review will lead the way in cutting-edge editorial commentary and incisive analysis into Scotland’s legal market and leading lawmakers. 

SCOTLAND’S FINEST LUXURY GOODS
A seasonal showcase of Scotland’s finest luxury goods, fashion, jewellery, food and drink created for our style conscious and affluent readers. 

COP26 LEGACY
The only true National voice for the Energy Industries in Scotland leading the conversation across energy transition, net zero, COP legacy and our place in the world. 

DEALS & DEALMAKERS
Each quarter, Perry Gourley authors his quarterly analysis of activity covering private equity and other corporate activity including mergers and acquisitions, financing, and investment.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT 
Each quarter we provide the latest guidance and expert commentary on wealth management matters.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Showcasing the choice, diversity, and unique features of Scotland’s Finest Independent schools.

Regular Features.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are becoming the accepted way to evaluate an organisations sustainability and environmental positions, approach to workforce issues and wider society. ESG will play an increasingly important role in our editorial approach.

SUSTAINABLE SCOTLAND AND ENERGY

Our Sustainable Scotland series will focus on topical issues, scrutinising their strengths and weaknesses and the impact of COP26. We will offer expert commentary on net- zero targets and how Scotland is responding to the challenges of rebuilding a sustainable, circular economy.

PEOPLE SEARCH AND SELECTION

An organisations biggest asset is its people, and with hybrid working now the norm, we will look at examples of best practise in recruitment, staff retention, workplace and HR management.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

The latest commentary, in-depth guidance and insights designed to educate the high-net-worth Sunday Times Scotland readership on key financial and wealth management matters.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Our quarterly review of what’s new in the independent schools’ sector, open days and core values.

SCOTLAND’S FINEST

A seasonal showcase of Scotland’s finest luxury goods, fashion, jewellery, hotels, food and drink.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY 

We can offer a unique government and policy platform which will provide expert commentary and insight into reserved and devolved areas, allowing business, government and the third sector to set the tone for debate. We will also focus on SCDI submissions to Parliamentary and Government consultations.

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC BRIEFING

We will take the temperature of the Scottish economy offering further comment and analysis on the SCDI’s ‘State of the Nation’ monthly report.

LEGAL & FINANCE

We will profile the best performers in the finance and legal sectors and how they are adapting to delivering services across business and finance in Scotland.

DEALS & DEALMAKERS

Our quarterly analysis of corporate activity covering mergers and acquisitions, financing, and investment activity.

Circulation & Readership

Circulation
The Business Magazine is distributed with 46,000 copies of The Sunday Times Scotland delivering Scotland’s most influential business and professional audiences.

Readership
Each issue is read by 100,000 + business leaders, influencers and businesspeople who read The Sunday Times Scotland. That’s higher than The Scotsman, Business Insider and Holyrood magazines combined. 
Source: PAMCo IPSOS Iris 2022

Publishing schedule.

Edition Publishing Date Copy Deadline Issue (Focus)
SPRING 2023
Sunday, 26 March 2023
Monday, 6 March 2023
Legal News
Deals & Dealmakers
Luxury Goods
Wealth Management
Independent Schools
Search & Selection
HR & People
Economic Briefing
MBA's
Quarterly Focus: South of Scotland
Construction
Exporting
The Business of Gin
Spring Breaks
Weddings & Events
SUMMER 2023
Sunday, 18 June 2023
Monday, 29 May 2023
Legal News
Deals & Dealmakers
Luxury Goods
Wealth Management
Independent Schools
Search & Selection
HR & People
Economic Briefing
MBA's
Quarterly Focus: Aberdeen
Scotland's Larder
Highland Show
The Business of Whisky
Transport
AUTUMN 2023
Sunday, 24 September 2023
Monday, 4 September 2023
Legal News
Deals & Dealmakers
Luxury Goods
Wealth Management
Independent Schools
Search & Selection
HR & People
Economic Briefing
MBA's
Quarterly Focus: H&I
Woman in Power
CommProp
Life Sciences
Interiors, Kitchens & Bathrooms
The Business of Rum
WINTER 2023
Sunday, 10 December 2023
Monday, 20 November 2023
Legal News
Deals & Dealmakers
Luxury Goods
Wealth Management
Independent Schools
Search & Selection
HR & People
Economic Briefing
MBA's
Quarterly Focus: Dundee
Annual Legal Review
Xmas Luxury Guide
Interiors, Kitchens & Bathrooms

ADVERTISING RATES & PRODUCTION.

Media Costs Size Cost Notes
Advertising & Advertorial
Run of Magazine
Full Page
Half Page
Quarter Page
£2250
£1200
£775
Prime positions
Outside Back Cover
Inside Front Cover
Inside Back Cover
£2550
£2550
£2450
Partner Package
£2550
Full page editorial Partner logo on P.2
Section Sponsor Package
£3995
Full page advertisement, branding strip on editorial pages within section, commentary column, 300 words, image, (in association with)0logo, contact details, partner logo on P.2
Comment Column
£1400
350 words, image, logo contact details
Production
Size
Advertisement
Double Page Spread
Trim: W 466mm x H 290mm
Type: W 488mm x H 272mm
Bleed: 3mm all round
Full Page
Trim: W 230mm x H 290mm
Type: W 216mm x H 272mm
Bleed: 3mm all round
Half Page
Type: W 216mm x H 120mm
Quarter page
Type: Landscape 216mm x 60mm
or Portrait 112mm x 120mm

Max Advertorial Wordcounts

Double Page Spread
1250
Full Page
650
Half Page
350
Comment Column
350