New Moray business pops up in shops across the UK

New Moray business pops up in shops across the UK

A former design teacher at Gordonstoun School has launched a new business creating wooden 3D postcards which are now on sale in over 140 outlets across the country. Andy Cox and his wife Fiona, also a retired teacher, set up award-winning Pop Up Designs in 2015, after... read more

Black and Lizars posts £14.3 million turnover for 2015

Black & Lizars, one of Scotland’s longest established independently-owned optometrists posted pre-tax profits of £252,187 on a turnover of £14.3 million in the year to September 2015, up 3% on the previous year. The new Managing Director, Michelle Le... read more
HSBC launches £450 million fund to support Scottish SMEs

HSBC launches £450 million fund to support Scottish SMEs

HSBC has launched a £450 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland, as part of a broader commitment to make banking cheaper and simpler for customers. The £450 million fund is the largest package of support to be announced... read more
North Sea opportunities to be reinforced at key conference

North Sea opportunities to be reinforced at key conference

The significant opportunities still to be seized within the North Sea offshore industry will be considered at the annual conference organised by Oil & Gas UK. To encourage wide participation in the two-day event during this challenging time for the sector an... read more

Genoa Black helps deliver 42% export growth for Alba Power

Aberdeen based energy service company, Alba Power, has seen a 42% increase in export turnover over the past year driven by extensive marketing and communications in target global markets delivered by marketing business Genoa Black. Alba Power is a global independent... read more
Edinburgh and Inverness lead Scottish hotel performance

Edinburgh and Inverness lead Scottish hotel performance

Scotland’s hospitality sector was led by strong performances by Edinburgh and Inverness during the traditional slow opening to 2016 according to the latest report by accountants and business advisers, BDO LLP. The firm’s hotel survey found that occupancy and revenue... read more

Bribery Risk Increases in Oil and Gas Downturn

The oil and gas downturn could lead to a spate of companies falling foul of anti-bribery and corruption rules, warned a senior lawyer. Willie Park, a compliance expert at legal firm Pinsent Masons, believes a lowering of standards when work is scarce could weaken... read more

New boost for Marischal Square with All Bar One deal

The £107 million Marischal Square project has been boosted with with the news that UK bar/restaurant chain, All Bar One, has agreed a deal to establish its first presence in the city. In a move which will see the London-based operator occupy a 6,000 sq. ft. prime site... read more

New Aberdeen Office for Exsel Group

Glasgow-based IT and communications firm, Exsel Group, has opened of a new office in Aberdeen. Headed up by Ian MacIntosh, the new office will make Exsel Group’s existing services available to a larger cross-section of Scottish businesses. Aberdeen had long been on a... read more

Organisers release more free places for DEVEX Conference

Organisers of the DEVEX Conference have responded to the economic environment by making the event free to attend. It’s the first time in 13 years that DEVEX has been made free to attend and the decision was made after securing Premier Oil and Maersk Oil as new DEVEX... read more
Scottish businesses invited to get green vision at VIBES event

Scottish businesses invited to get green vision at VIBES event

Scotland’s businesses are invited to pick up ideas from environmental champions at a special series of free events to celebrate the launch of the 2016 Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. The first of these events will be held on Thursday... read more

ANM Group unveils bright plans for 2016

Farmer-owned co-operative, the ANM Group announced its plans for 2016 at its annual general meeting held in Thainstone Exchange at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. The plans include a grant of £678,000 from the Scottish Government to support a knowledge transfer program... read more

Aberdeen company appears on the IP League Table

Aberdeen based COREX, a provider of specialist services primarily in the analysis of geological samples for the oil and gas industry has appeared on the latest update of the IP League Table. The IP League Table, sponsored by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, Murgitroyd... read more

Bibby Offshore secures first Norwegian contract Award

Bibby Offshore’s Norway division, Bibby Offshore AS, has successfully secured its first contract in the region with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia. Managed from Bibby Offshore’s Stavanger office, the workscope involves project management, installation engineering,... read more