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Small Business Saturday UK tour

Does Aberdeen have the Small Business with the Biggest Heart in the UK?

BusinessesForSale.com, the UK’s largest website for business sales and strategic support, has launched a national campaign to find the small business with the biggest...
(L-R): David Ridley (2011 shirt), Jamie Hunter (2012 shirt), Callum Armstrong (2013 shirt), Alexandra Smith (2014 shirt), Anna Harris-Evans (2015 shirt) and Liane Munro (2016 shirt)

Stronachs Ride the North team raises more that £4,500 for CLAN

A group of cycling enthusiasts from Stronachs LLP survived torrential rain and bike malfunctions to endure the 175 mile cycle challenge, Ride the North...
Zoe Chu, Robogals Chapter president; Jeanette Forbes and Laura Ong

City businesswoman supports University of Aberdeen ‘Robogals’ group

A group set up by students from the University of Aberdeen to encourage more young people, particularly girls, to develop an interest in science...
Bruce Walker

UK startups offered access to cream of Silicon Valley

Global entrepreneurship organisation, WeAreTheFuture (WATF) will again be taking a group of the UK's most exciting technology entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to meet some...
Dr Gordon Drummond

Industry Event to highlight £210 billion offshore wind opportunities

With global offshore wind expenditure forecast to reach £210 billion over the next 10 years, the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) and the Offshore...

Liam Mc Morrow: Starting a Business – Who Can I Talk to About My...

Over the last six months I’ve learned a lot as I entered the world of start-ups but the issue I’m still grappling with is...

Shell Springboard competition to award £350k to innovative low-carbon enterprises

Shell Springboard has opened for applications from UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further...
Deirdre Michie

Oil & Gas UK report demonstrates UKCS ‘tenacity’

Oil & Gas UK has published its Economic Report 2016 which demonstrates the tenacity of the UK offshore oil and gas industry despite difficult...
Margaret Crichton

Human Factors Expert Wins Prestigious Lectureship

Dr Margaret Crichton, industrial psychologist and managing director of People Factor Consultants has been selected to serve on the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Distinguished...
Artist impression of the proposed Cruyff Court

Contractor appointed to create Scotland’s first ever Cruyff Court community facility

Plans to create a world-renowned multi-use community sports facility in Aberdeen have reached a new milestone as Hunter Construction Ltd is appointed as the...
Stewart Milne Devon Lane

Stewart Milne Homes wins industry award for West Lothian development

Stewart Milne Homes has been recognised at The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2016, collecting the coveted Development of the Year award for Devon...
Warren Anderson

GOT awarded six projects and increases turnover by 50%

Aberdeen based GOT Procurement Services Ltd (GOT) has recently been awarded six new projects, resulting in a 50% increase in turnover over the last...
Paul Shrieve

Bureau Veritas appoints new CEO and increasing its team

Bureau Veritas, the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services company, has appointed Paul Shrieve as chief executive officer (CEO) of North Sea Offshore Operations,...
Peter Soroka

Tendeka strengthens management team with new appointment

Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of...

HB Rentals invests six-figure sum into new product lines

Offshore accommodation and workspace solutions specialist, HB Rentals, has invested in excess of £750,000 into new product lines in response to customer demand. The company...
Mike Allen

Reactive Downhole Tools Assists in Achieving World Record for Middle East Operator

Reactive Downhole Tools, a supplier of lower completion systems to the global oil and gas industry, has completed an oil swellable packer installation in...
Keith Adam

Global approach pays off for online learning specialist Polaris Learning

A north-east firm’s innovative approach to business-critical training and competency is reaping rewards with clients in the global oil and gas market, following the...
Gavin Henry

SureVoIP targets double awards success at national event

An Aberdeen telecoms firm will go head to head with some of the country’s biggest businesses at a prestigious national awards event. Independent communications service...
Granite Expo 2015

Next Month: Granite Expo returns for sixth consecutive year

Granite Expo returns to the Hilton Treetops Hotel for the sixth consecutive year on Thursday, October 27th between 9.30am and 4.30pm. More than half of...
A typical Farmhouse Inns pub kitchen

New Dyce pub restaurant set to creat 90 jobs

A new pub restaurant near Aberdeen Airport is set to create 90 new jobs when it opens in October. Dyce Farm, a Farmhouse Inns pub,...
(L-R) George Wotherspoon, development director and Steve Crossland, managing director

Deeside Brewery brews up supermarket success

Deeside Brewery, an independent award-winning craft beer producer, is toasting a string of successful contract wins. The craft brewery, based in Banchory, has secured its...
l-r Stuart Thom of Santander Corporate and Commercial, Craig Forsyth of DF Communications and Roy Strachan of Santander Corporate and Commercial.

Santander claim victory in final of DF Communications Business Golf League

A team from Santander Corporate and Commercial in Aberdeen banked a victory in the finals of a north-east business golf league held at the...
John Gregor (ANM Group Executive Director), Declan Marren (FFP Adviser), Robert Gilchrist (FFP Adviser)

Two advisers appointed to Farm Profit Programme

The ANM Group, one of the largest producer-owned farming, food and finance businesses in Scotland and the Farmers’ Journal have appointed two advisors to...
Petrofac wins significant Statoil contract

Petrofac wins significant Statoil contract

Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for Training and Emergency Response Services with Statoil (U.K.) Limited to support its UKCS operations. In...
9 Queens Road

Citibase secures former 22,000 sq ft Anderson Anderson & Brown building

Serviced office operator Citibase has secured the 22,000 sq ft Queens Road office formerly occupied by Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP. Citibase, which offers state-of-the-art...

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Mollie Hughes

Next Month: A Mountaineer, a Brewer and a Broadcaster!

The Royal Scots Club is delighted to announce the launch of its Liaison Lunches, starting in September this year. Featuring a mountaineer, a brewer and...
Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...
George Frier

Scottish Sea Farms invests £35m in salmon hatchery

Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) is investing £35m in a development site for a new freshwater fish facility near Oban. The deal is financed by SSF's...
Peter Vardy

Scottish Entrepreneur: Peter Vardy on employing 800 people, giving money away and hanging out...

Peter Vardy has just become a dad. The sleepless nights are a challenge for the chief executive of Peter Vardy Ltd, owner of seven...
Sir Tom Hunter

“I’d like to be the catalyst for positive change in Scotland” – Sir Tom...

You can listen to the podcast version of this interview at the end of this article. The best piece of management advice Sir Tom Hunter...
Simon Cowie

Interview – “This is a Year for Survival and a Year of Opportunity.” Simon...

Simon Cowie has been awarded Scottish Dealmaker of the Year twice (in 2009 and 2014) and the company has been shortlisted for three 2016...

Columnists

John Durrant

John Durrant: The ups and downs of running a business will test you to...

If you’re new in business, or even if you’re not, you’ll know that the ups and downs of running a business will test you...
Jayne Carmichael Norrie

Jayne Carmichael Norrie – The Gin Room Scotland: From an Idea to an Award...

I am a self-employed Singing Teacher, so perhaps I am not the most obvious choice when selecting someone to develop a new business concept...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership – it is everywhere but, what really is it?!

“Leadership crisis”, Leadership race”, “leadership needed.” It is everywhere. From Donald Trump to Phillip Green, from Nicola Sturgeon to Michelle Mone OBE from Corbyn...
Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson: Is CBI Scotland really fit for purpose?

What is the point of CBI Scotland? Does it have a voice? And, if so, for whom does it speak? Searching questions, but ones surely...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: The three Cs of effective business communication

Communication’s easy isn’t it? After all, most of us communicate in various ways on an everyday basis. Yet, while it’s a natural and intrinsic...