Lifestyle

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...
Andrew Stephen

No.10 Bar & Restaurant named two-time award finalist

An Aberdeen bar & restaurant is celebrating after being named as a finalist in two leading industry awards ahead of its one year anniversary. No.10...
Scott & Malissa Fraser

Angus & Oink Launches Guerrilla Brewing

Barbecue company, Angus & Oink has introduced three small batch beers to its product repertoire under the micro brand, Guerrilla Brewing. The firm, which already...
Jennifer Linton and Joanna MacDonald

Aberdeen hair salon named Best Business in Scotland at inaugural national business awards

An Aberdeen hair and beauty salon has won a prestigious business accolade at a national business awards ceremony. Linton & Mac, based in Netherkirkgate and...
Carluccio's

Carluccio’s to open first Edinburgh restaurant

Growing Italian eatery, Carluccio’s is to open its first Edinburgh location with the lease of the ground floor and basement totalling 4,439 sq ft...
Ian Leigh

New Thai restaurant to open on old Monkey House site

Contemporary dining Thai restaurant, Chaophraya is to open in Aberdeen this month, following the success of the brand in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Owned and...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

Every day is a school day at Hampton Associates. After an amazing (and extremely diverse) 2016, we wanted to share some of the key...
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

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...