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Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

New operator selected for new Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

A new world-wide venue management company has been selected as the preferred bidder for the operator for the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre...
The ESS Safeforce Kintore Branch

ESS Safeforce opens new branch and training centre in Kintore

Equipment specialist, ESS Safeforce has opened a new branch and training centre in Kintore. Located at Kintore Business Park, the 3,000 sq ft purpose-built facility...
June Jones and Rachel Elliot

ITCA Training awarded with Developing the Young Workforce gold accreditation

A North-east apprenticeship-training firm has been awarded a gold level accreditation for meeting the standards set by Developing the Young Workforce’s (DYW) Quality Accreditation. ITCA...
Richard Branson

Three Scottish companies make Britain’s fastest-growing private companies list

Published this weekend, the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing...
(L-R) - Craig Stevenson, Bon Accord centre manager, Dr Colette Backwell, CLAN chief executive, Susan Crighton, CLAN fundraising manager and Cheryl Smith, Bon Accord marketing manager.

Pay per minute cafe launched in Aberdeen

A new pop up, per per minute cafe has launched in the Aberdeen Bon Accord centre. Everything you’ll find inside Tempo is free to enjoy,...
Brett Jackson of Granite PR

New Event Set to Link Scottish and Australian Energy Hubs

A brand new event linking key energy hubs in Scotland and Australia will take place in Aberdeen next month. The inaugural Aberdeen-Perth, WA Gateway will...
Mark Steel

Asset Guardian Solutions appoint new business development manager

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in managing and protecting companies’ “hidden assets” such as process critical software, has appointed Mark Steel as...
From left - Dave McHardy and Dave Grant

Scottish microbrewery doubles projected start up figures

A Scottish microbrewery is celebrating success as it continues to make waves in the brewing industry after doubling its projected start up figures in...
(l-r) Lois Craig, Catherine Bury, Hazel Moir, Allan Collie at Thainstone

Ledingham Chalmers strengthens agricultural offering

A senior associate with Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has joined an elite group of only four lawyers recognised as agricultural law specialists in...

Report reveals deep tech analysis and consultancy skills are future of accounting

A new report on the state of accountancy reveals that the extent of change since the introduction of cloud software will lead to accountants...
L to R: - Back row: Ian Philp, Alistair Philp, Sheila Gillies, David Philp. Front row: Ewan Philp and Chris Philp.

Gillies targets Highland growth following Ogilvies acquisition

Scottish furniture company Gillies aims to increase sales in the Highlands following the acquisition of Ogilvies of Inverness, the furniture retailer in the north...
Claire Buchan

Empire launches new recruitment arm

HR, employment law and HSEQ specialists, Empire is to launch a specialist HR recruitment agency. Empire, which has a presence in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and...
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Angus & Oink Close In On £5,000 Tesco BackIt Total

Angus & Oink, the barbecue company, is closing in on its £5,000 crowd funding Tesco BackIt campaign, as it celebrates hitting 70% pledged. The...
From left - Chris Gauld, Chief Executive, Spark Energy and James Milne CBE, Chairman & Managing Director, Balmoral Group

Balmoral Group boss wins Entrepreneur of the Year accolade

James Milne CBE, Chairman and Managing Director of Balmoral Group has been selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Entrepreneurial Scotland. Chris Gauld, Chief Executive...
a small selection of the 3D printed models of the students

Gray’s students open inaugural design exhibition at new studio in Aberdeen

Communication Design students at Gray’s School of Art will open an exhibition at Hatch in The Academy on Belmont Street on December 2nd. The exhibition...
Tracie Watson

Quensh awarded six figure contract by Premier Oil

Quensh HSEQ Specialists has been awarded a contract by Premier Oil plc to implement and develop an improved Health, Safety and Environmental Management System. The...
(LtoR) George Brewster and Derek Ferrier

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Hardies Property & Construction Consultants to merge

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is to merge with one of Scotland’s largest multi discipline Property & Construction consultants, Hardies. Both practices share a long history,...
David Todd

Gleaner Oils delivers strong performance in tough market

Gleaner Oils, the Elgin-based fuel and oil distribution business, has returned a robust performance in an increasingly challenging market, reporting a marked uplift in...
From left - Simon Cowie with Jon Culshaw

Aberdeen accountant named Practitioner of the Year at 2016 British Accountancy Awards

Simon Cowie, managing director of Aberdeen based Infinity Partnership, saw off five rivals to be named Practitioner of the Year at the 2016 British...
Adam Ezzamel (left), project director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall, and Colin Parker, chief executive at Aberdeen Harbour Board.

First long-term offshore wind farm support base in Aberdeen Harbour

Vattenfall has signed leases with Aberdeen Harbour Board, becoming the first offshore wind operator to invest long term in the port’s facilities. The company is...
Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn acquires The Commercial Law Practice

Shepherd and Wedderburn has expanded its Aberdeen operations with the acquisition of independent business law firm, The Commercial Law Practice (CLP). The deal is expected...
Robert Gordon University

Budding student entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas

Future entrepreneurs at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School are holding a Trade Fair to present their business ideas. International Business Management students have...
Union Street Aberdeen

Aberdeen named in top ten best UK locations to start a new business

Aberdeen has been named in a list of the top ten best locations to start up a small business in the UK according to...
David Rennie

Indian oil and gas opportunities open to Scottish expertise

Sixteen oil and gas companies are set to maximise a new era in India’s energy industry. India is the third largest consumer of crude oil...

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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...
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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

Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound – How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
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...
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...

Columnists

Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Why Does Your Business Need to Blog?

There are millions of blogs online with hundreds of millions of blog posts written every day. You can even find out how many have been...
Neil McLennan

Neil McLennan: Leadership Values – the who and the how

In the first article in this series exploring wider issues around leadership, we looked at “what is leadership?” The definition is clear but we...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: 2017: What’s your plan?

Sorted out your marketing plan for 2017? Reward yourself with a screen break and a cuppa. Not quite there yet? Read on. Here are...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: What’s the Difference between Online and Offline Marketing? 

With the growth in inbound marketing, and the buzz around content, social media and digital media, marketers have more choices than ever when deciding...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: Unleashing A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Despite studying software development for a year at University, the first time I’d actually encountered the term MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in a technology...