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Alison Sellar

Aberdeen CEO pedals her way past £20,000 charity target

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility solutions expert headquartered in Aberdeen, has raised over £21,000 for four charities in...
James Barrack

Knight Property Group help build a better future with £9,000 donation

The Barrack Charitable Trust, funded by Knight Property Group, has donated over £9,000 to Business in the Community Scotland’s Paired Reading project. Paired Reading brings...
Gavin Henry, managing director of SureVoIP

Aberdeen telecoms firm makes New Year commitment to Gathimba Edwards Foundation

An award-winning Aberdeen firm has named the Gathimba Edwards Foundation (GEF) as its charity of the year for 2017 – kicking things off by...
Lynn Jolly

Vegan Entrepreneur Launches Six Figure Animal Sanctuary Campaign

In a bid to encourage the UK's businesses and the public to do something positive on “Blue Monday”, the creator of the UK's only...
The Proserv fundraisers

Proserv raises £11k for North-east children’s charity in 2016

A North East children’s charity has received more than £11,000 following a year-round fundraising effort by staff at energy services company Proserv. Charlie House, which...
Aberdeen Asset Management’s apprentice fundraisers, from left, Hannah Booth, Raegan McBain, Sam McGrath, Rachel Adam and Harry Rothnie

Aberdeen Asset Management apprentices deliver £14,000 present to Aberdeen Cyrenians

Christmas has come early for Aberdeen Cyrenians which has taken delivery of a bumper £14,000 donation raised by apprentices from Aberdeen Asset Management. More than...
From left - Ashley Meikle (Medical student, University of Edinburgh) - Archie Meikle (Managing Director, Ashwood Scotland Ltd) - Susannah Houston (Medical student, University of Edinburgh)

Charity success rounds off strong year for Ashwood

The Ashwood Scotland Foundation, set-up by Bathgate-based construction and development company, Ashwood Scotland, has raised £7,547 at the Foundation’s Annual Charity Ball recently held...
Angela Constance

New strategy launches to drive social enterprise growth

Scotland’s social enterprises can add to their £1.68 billion economic value by accessing global markets, Communities and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said. Scotland’s first...
The DNV GL charity cycle challenge team

DNV GL charity cycle challenge raises £5,500 in memory of colleague

DNV GL’s ‘Ride of the North’ cyclists have raised more than £5,500 for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) in memory of a young...
From left to right; Graeme Bone, Graeme Allan, Mike Brown and AABi the charity's mascot

Anderson Anderson & Brown launches own charitable initiative

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has set up the Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative (AABi). The official launch of AABi occurred at AAB’s...
Royal Bank of Scotland

Four community projects win share of RBS’s Skills and Opportunities Fund

Four community projects from across Scotland are to receive up to £35,000 each from the latest round of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Skills...
The Hairy Hikers

Hairy Hikers raise over £8000 for Marie Curie

A team of ‘Hairy Hikers’ from Edinburgh Airport have been baking cakes, climbing mountains, cycling, doing the 5k Pretty Muddy and coughing up cash...
(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,...
Brightwork Brian Cairney with Mark Cox at Maggies Just Dance

Brightwork dances the night away for Maggie’s and raises £50,000

An impressive £50,000 was raised for the Maggie’s Centre charity at an annual Strictly Come Dancing-themed event which was supported by Brightwork, the Glasgow...
Colin Stirling, chairman of the Pitscurry Environmental Project, and Karen McAra, managing consultant at Polaris Learning, at the Buzzard Café in Pitcaple

Polaris cooks up anniversary charity recipe book

A north-east firm has cooked up a special Scots recipe book to commemorate its 20th anniversary – with proceeds to benefit a local charity. Established...
L-R: Alexandra Smith and Carol Crowther from Stronachs with Susan Crighton and Susanne Shepherd from CLAN

Stronachs donates £20,000 to CLAN Cancer Support

CLAN Cancer Support has received a donation of £20,000 from an Aberdeen law firm, which could fund around 1,000 counselling or complementary therapy sessions...
Dario Riccomini

Aldomak brings the buzz of honey bee hives to its Glasgow food factory

Aldomak, the Glasgow based fudge and toffee maker, has installed honey bee hives in the grounds around its factory at Giffnock, on the south...
From left - Annelie Barron and Abigail Saunders

Flowerpots Childcare raises nearly £2,500 for Children in Need

Staff, children & parents at Kingseat, Newmachar based Flowerpots Childcare have successfully raised £2,420.50 for BBC Children in Need, after doing their fun filled...
From left - Scott Baxter and Phil Anderson

Local financial company recognised with award for its charitable efforts

An Aberdeen financial services company has been recognised for its continuous support of non-profit-making organisations in the North-east. Phil Anderson Financial Services, which has...
Zonal employees embark on Great Wall of China trek in aid of Hope For Children.

Edinburgh base Zonal scoops award with £72,000 charity fund raising

Zonal Retail Data Systems is celebrating a double having picked up the Corporate Partner of the Year Award from Hope for Children for the...
The 2016 VIBES Winners

Scottish businesses crowned green champions at 2016 VIBES Awards

A total of nine Scottish companies were recognised as champions of business sustainability at the 17th annual Vision in Business for the Environment of...
From left - Gordon Wilson, managing director at Carbon Financial Partners, Mark Beaumont ambassador of Winning Scotland Foundation, Sir Bill Gammell Chairman of Winning Scotland Foundation, Mark Christie, Carbon Financial Partners.

Scottish business raises £35k for Children’s charity

Mark Beaumont, adventure cyclist, and Sir Bill Gammell, former CEO of Cairn Energy and Chairman of the charity Winning Scotland Foundation, received a cheque...
From left - Scott Baxter and Phil Anderson

Local financial company recognised with award for its charitable efforts

An Aberdeen financial services company has been recognised for its continuous support of non-profit-making organisations in the North-east. Phil Anderson Financial Services, which has offices...
Befriend a Child volunteer Laura Campbell helped launch the Big Kids Ball with the charity’s mascot Cuddles.

Walk on the wild side for Befriend a Child

A north-east children’s charity hopes to raise thousands of pounds at one of its largest fundraising events to help provide friendship and support for...
Sophy Green - Chief executive of Instant Neighbour

Urgent appeal for Instant Neighbour’s Giving Tree to find a home this Christmas

A North-east charity is urgently appealing to local business’ in Aberdeen city centre to help it continue to supply one of its most vital,...

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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

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
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...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...