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Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards

Scotland’s top crop of directors have been shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016. A record number of...
Fergus Ewing

New £8m funding for Scottish fisheries businesses

Sea fisheries, aquaculture and processing businesses will receive more than £8 million of EU and Scottish Government funding, including £1.6 million for projects in...
Lunskoye-A platform

KCA Deutag secures platform drilling contract with Russian operator

Aberdeen based drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag, has been awarded a contract extension by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. for platform drilling services...
From left - Keith Adam and Charlie Cameron

Industry collaboration signals renewed demand for training and competency services

Two Aberdeenshire firms have joined forces to offer enhanced training services to businesses operating across a range of high-risk industries. Polaris Learning and AquaTerra Training...
Eric Gilligan

Maybe baby: UK maternity rights post-Brexit

Eric Gilligan, partner, Head of Employment, Stronachs LLP. The European Union has been a major source of the development of workers’ rights in UK employment...

Navigating International Tax with Specialist Training from AAB

For all UK companies operating overseas, planning for and managing potentially complex international tax arrangements can be a time consuming journey into the unknown...
Ian McPherson

New appointment at AAB following significant growth in its Upstream Oil & Gas services

Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has announced the appointment of Ian McPherson as Head of Upstream Oil & Gas services. Ian is a Director in...
Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Steven Plant, managing director of PIM

Plant Integrity Management set to grow by 10% with five new recruits

Aberdeenshire based Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM) is set to increase the size of its workforce by 10% by the end of the first...

Focus farms unveiled at Farm Profit Programme launch

Six diverse farms in the north and north east of Scotland have been announced as the focus at a Farm Profit Programme update evening...
From left - Mike Macaulay, GPH Chairman with Scott Burness and his Ford Fiesta ST

Builders Merchants sponsors up and coming rally driver

A North-east rally driver is looking forward to showing off his new vehicle livery this weekend, thanks to sponsorship from a builders’ merchants. GPH Builders...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish firm wins Japanese tidal consultancy contract

A Scottish environmental services firm has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a major tidal energy project in Japan. Orkney based Aquatera will conduct...
John Aitken, owner of Lifting Equipment Rentals

Lifting Equipment Rental invests initial £100,000 to upgrade hydraulic fleet

Lifting Equipment Rental has announced a initial investment of £100,000, with further investment through a three year programme, for the complete upgrade of its...
Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen City Council Business Booster research

SBNN assists Aberdeen City Council with the promotion of their Positive Procurement Programme and Business Boosters events. They create some excellent events to support local...
Aberdeen Football Club

Pittodrie events partner sees boost in revenue

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, the long-standing catering partner to Aberdeen Football Club, has reported a record Christmas season at the venue, experiencing its...
Mike Churchill

Churchill Drilling Tools’ triple shortlist in export awards

Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specialising in down-hole tools, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 HSBC Scottish Export Awards. The...
Laura Youngson

New branch principal appointed at Raeburn Christie Inverurie

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has appointed Laura Youngson as branch principal at their Inverurie office. Laura joined the firm in 2014 and specialises in...
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Award-winning entrepreneur takes the plunge with new tech start-up

An Aberdeen-based entrepreneur has launched his own business venture less than a year after winning a leading accolade for supporting other companies and organisations. Led...
Dr. Eyad Elyan

RGU and DNV GL join forces to create cost-saving software for oil and gas...

Robert Gordon University (RGU) and multinational provider of risk management and sustainability services, DNV GL, have joined forces on a project which aims to...
Artists impression of Aberdeen Harbour expansion development

£350m harbour development opportunities highlighted to north east firms

Opportunities for north east organisations to get involved in the £350million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour will be highlighted at a Meet the Buyer event...
Campbell Newell, Head of Marks & Clerk’s Scottish trade mark practice

Scots IP experts stay at top of trade mark rankings

Intellectual property specialist Marks & Clerk has been rated as one of Scotland’s top performers for trade mark work. It received recognition in Managing Intellectual...
From left - Cho Seong-o – Chairman of Mokpo City Council; Park Hong-ryull – Mayor of Mokpo City; George Adam – Lord Provost of Aberdeen; Yasa Ratnayeke – Senior Partnerships, Performance and Funding Officer Aberdeen City Council.

Aberdeen signs Memorandum of Understanding with South Korean city of Mokpo

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korean city of Mokpo. In a prestigious ceremony with...
Alan Brown

Record annual results predicted by CALA but “challenged” by Aberdeen market

Housebuilder CALA has reported strong first-half trading which should translate into another year of record results. The firm said net private reservations rose 24% in...
L to R: Chris Gray, Strategic Decom – Steve Jewell, Well Decom – Drew Leitch – MDT International

Training provider enters into two strategic partnerships

Global training provider to the oil and gas industry, MDT International, has entered into two strategic partnerships to help energy businesses plan for decommissioning. The...

Fit for Work Scotland to host Aberdeen event

Fit for Work Scotland is hosting an event on the 14th March at Pittodrie Stadium to promote Fit for Work and how it can...

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Hampton Associates – 5 lessons for 2017

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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

Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...
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...

Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Three great habits to cultivate in 2017

Apparently most of us who bothered to make New Year’s resolutions will have broken them by now. This raises a question: instead of throwing ourselves...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Your Inbound Marketing New Year’s Resolution

How are your resolutions going? Are you still in the gym three times a week or is the pub beginning to look more appealing?...
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...