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Celebrate Aberdeen: You’re one click Away

As the working week draws to a close you might wonder how best to use your blissful two days of freedom ahead. Wonder no...
Jennifer Hall

Oil & Gas Sector Opts For New Trend In On-Demand Sales

Specialist sales recruitment consultancy Kingman Lennox has appointed Jennifer Hall as Business Development Consultant focussing on the company’s On-Demand Sales service. Mark Gillanders, Director with...
Zilift Auscoil collaboration team working in a Queensland CSG field using CoilDrive technology

Zilift develops partnership with Australian Auscoil

Aberdeen based Zilift has signed an agreement with Auscoil, an innovative and cost-effective oilfield services solutions provider for the Australian Coal Seam Gas (CSG)...
Michael Diamond and Sean Buchan

Ducatus Partners appoints Michael Diamond as partner

Ducatus Partners, an executive search firm which specialises in the global energy industry, has appointed Michael Diamond as partner for Europe, Middle East and...
Keith Brown MSP

Cabinet Minister to visit Elevator entrepreneur hub

The Scottish Government's first dedicated economy secretary, Keith Brown, will meet local business leaders and entrepreneurs from throughout the North-east when he visits the...
Susie Simpson

Seven Scottish finalists in PwC UK Private Business Awards 2016

Seven of Scotland’s most innovative firms have been shortlisted for the sixth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists have been selected from over a...
Back Row – Left to Right: Kevin McLardy, Andy Thom, Richard Wilson, Chris Dixon. Front Row Left to Right: Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Hayley Yule, Lisa McPherson

ACE Winches wins Vard Group contract for Norway’s largest construction vessel

Deck machinery specialist, ACE Winches, has recently been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel. The scope of work...
Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason: How to Wreck Your Business

Stuart Mason, entrepreneur and coach has had a roller coaster ride through his business career. In part 1, Stuart tells it all in gory...
Sarah Johnstone

What Can Recruitment Learn from the Olympics, Post Rio?

The Olympics - one of the greatest display of physical ability and athletic talent in the world. Athletes from around the globe spend the...
CGI image of the park

£4m Thainstone Business Park proposal rejected by Aberdeenshire Councillors

Aberdeenshire Councillors have rejected a £4m business park proposal from ANM Group. The Thainstone Mart owner had planned to expand on the existing business park...
Craig Buchan

Start: Craig Buchan, Founder and Managing Director of Qpal

QPal is an app that allows users to make cashless payments at events via contactless technology in order to help reduce queue times and...
Philip Mowatt & Jill Ross Directors of ITWORX

ITWORX adds two new engineers to support new business

Aberdeen based IT specialists ITWORX have appointed two new employees to further strengthen the level of experience and expertise of the in-house engineering team...
Keith Pirie & Liam Middleton from R Davidson Painters & Decorators

R Davidson Painters commits to younger generation with more apprentices

An Aberdeenshire painting and decorating firm is continuing its commitment to the younger generation adding five new apprentices to its workforce this summer. Banchory...
Steve Combe

New lead for AGR UK Consultancy business

AGR has appointed Steve Combe to manage its Aberdeen-based manpower consultancy business. Steve has been in the oil and gas recruitment world in Aberdeen for...
Roger Esson

Decom North Sea launches ground-breaking decommissioning tool

Decom North Sea, the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, has launched the ground-breaking Late Life Planning Portal. The operational website – also known...
From left - Nick Harris of Henry Boot Developments and Derek Shewan, CEO of Robertson

Henry Boot Developments appoints Robertson as main contractor for new AECC

Henry Boot Developments, Aberdeen City Council’s joint venture partner for the new multi-million pound Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre has appointed Robertson Group as...
From left - Graham Fyfe and Alan Moir with the European Cup

Stand Free and Aberdeen business community donates £118,150 to AFC youth development

Charity youth development programme Stand Free has donated a further £17,400 for Aberdeen FC Youth Development, bringing the overall total up to £118,150. Key driver...
The pureLiFi Team with Harald Burchardt on the right

PureLiFi – The journey to launching a new technology

After recently raising £7.5m in funding, Edinburgh base PureLiFi is firmly on the road to developing their innovative LiFi technology which uses the visible...
Wayne Betts

ROVOP to create new jobs as a result of Gulf business growth

Aberdeen based subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider, ROVOP, is set to increase its Houston workforce as a result of further business growth...
Aberdeen Crolla's Interior

Glasgow ice cream legends to open new Aberdeen store

Glasgow based ice cream manufacturer Crolla’s is to open its first gelateria north of the central belt when the firms new store opens at...
Cornerstone chief executive, Edel Harris, addresses guests at the recent opening event

Cornerstone Aberdeen moves to new new 7,800sq ft waterfront space

Scottish social care charity Cornerstone has moved into a office in Aberdeen following the closure of its previous workspace. Cornerstone, which also has offices in...
Neil Clapperton

Grampian Housing Association Chief executive elected to AGCC policy council

The chief executive of Grampian Housing Association has been elected to the policy council at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, to represent the...
Add Energy

Add Energy Launches New Advisory Service

Add Energy, the oil and gas upstream consultancy provider, has expanded its operations with the launch of a new advisory service, ADDvisor. The bespoke service...
Polepod in action

Young Aberdeen entrepreneur focuses on future with PolePod project

An enterprising young Aberdeen entrepreneur is looking to launch a new product with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Andrew Davidson, from Cove, has designed...
Steve Harris

VisitAberdeenshire to attend key Norwegian energy event

Tourism body VisitAberdeenshire will cross the North Sea later this month in order to strengthen the north east’s connections with Scandinavia. Representatives from the organisation...

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Sally-Anne Anderson

Free breakfast briefing: Managing sickness absence

Business owners and HR directors are being urged to join a free employment law breakfast briefing in Aberdeen later this month. Leading Scottish legal firm...
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...

40UNDER40: Scotland 2016 – open for entries!

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) is turning the spotlight on successful individuals, business innovators and entrepreneurs who have already had an impact in their...

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: Why you should throw your smartphone in a bucket of water

I’m back from a week’s holiday and it feels good because I’ve just had the longest sustained period without a smartphone in my hand...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Self-employment myths exploded

“You work for yourself? Wow – that must be lonely/daunting/challenging.” Over the past 12 years, I’ve heard lots of variations on this theme. And...
John Durrant

John Durrant: Without buyer personas your content marketing is screwed

Content marketing is the new rock ‘n’ roll of digital marketing and everyone wants a piece of the action, which is great, but you’re...
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...
Gavin Bell

Gavin Bell: Three reasons why Scotland is a great place for start-ups

As a business owner, I’ve been able to see at first hand why so many people love this country. I launched my digital marketing agency...