Leah Hutcheon

Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Scottish and Northern Irish winners

Entrepreneurs and business directors gathered at the Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh last night (November 9th) to discover who had won a coveted Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Scotland and…

North-east employers get behind Marketplace

One month on from its launch, an online resource which aims to improve engagement between North-east employers and schools has seen employers of all shapes and sizes sign up to host events. All 29 local…

Elevator’s Accelerator: Ones to watch – Viewport3 Ltd

A new company has been launched which will help deliver new underwater scanning techniques after the founders met on Elevator’s Accelerator Programme in 2016. Viewport3 Ltd is owned by Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey who…

Roger Connon

Aberdeen solicitor takes on Vario development role

The former head of Pinsent Masons’ Aberdeen office, Roger Connon, has taken up a new role with the law firm and will focus on expanding the Vario freelance legal resource to the north east’s oil…

Christian Arno

My Story: Christian Arno of Lingo24 – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I could have been a translator. In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish - and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it…

New North East tourist driving route introduced

A new tourist driving route has been introduced to Scotland covering many of the North East Scotland tourist favourites. Launched at the Moray Speyside Tourism Conference in Elgin, the North East 250 circular route will take visitors…

The Fifth Business joins the ELITE of London Stock Exchange

Aberdeen-headquartered change management group The Fifth Business yesterday joined London Stock Exchange’s international business support and capital raising ecosystem, ELITE, as it prepares for ambitious growth targets over the next two years. Founded in Aberdeen in 1993 and…

Alan S. Morrison

Alan S. Morrison: Why good manners are also good business

By Alan S. Morrison, owner of ASM Media & PR This blog post came about as a result of something SBNN founder Mike Watson said recently which surprised me. “Do you know Alan, you’re one of…

Aberdeen bar & restaurant triumphs at hospitality industry awards

An Aberdeen bar & restaurant is celebrating after receiving a top industry honour. No.10 Bar & Restaurant, which is located in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, has been named ‘Restaurant of the Year –…

Marischal Square, Aberdeen

Scottish Office Market showing resilience but volumes are down

Large Government Property Unit (GPU) requirements and improved stability in the price of Brent Crude Oil will drive full year Scottish office take-up volumes above the 10-year average of 2.1 million sq ft, according to…

Energy firm investing in a new Research and Development Centre in Portlethen

An Aberdeen oilfield chemical supplier is investing £500,000 with the creation of a state-of-the-art research and development centre. Roemex which manufactures and supply speciality oilfield chemicals,  will radically transform a building adjacent to their headquarters…

Turriff Agri Parts makes £350k retail investment

A £350,000 investment in its Turriff retail outlet will see Turriff Agri Parts Ltd (TAP), incorporating Aberdeen Pressure Washer Centre, increase retail space three-fold to 2000 square feet at its Duff Street headquarters. The investment…

Well-Safe appoints director of communications

Well-Safe Solutions has appointed the former Press & Journal editor as Director of Communications to its rapidly expanding team. Damian Bates, will be tasked with providing guidance and support to the senior management team on…

Mintra Group and Falck Safety Services form strategic alliance

Safety training firm Falck Safety Services has formed a strategic alliance with Mintra Group. Falck Safety Services will use, market and sell Mintra Group’s Learning Management System, Training Management System and e-learning courses to Oil…

Matrix Risk Control partners with Expro to develop new incident investigation process

An Aberdeen-based incident investigation specialist has partnered with international oilfield services company Expro to create and integrate a bespoke incident investigation process. Over a period of six months, representatives from Matrix Risk Control (Matrix) and…

Builders merchant invests more than £500,000 in new Stonehaven facility

A North-east builders merchants has invested more than £500,000 in a new facility in Stonehaven. GPH Builders Merchants (GPH), which also has branches in Inverurie and Westhill, is based in Spurryhillock Industrial Estate, having acquired…

L-R: Charlie Fraser, Partner, Jacqueline Law, Managing Partner, Michael Sinclair, Senior Property Partner and Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director

Aberdein Considine continues growth with £500,000 investment

Aberdein Considine has accelerated its growth plans after announcing a significant investment in further expansion across Scotland. The Aberdeen-headquartered business has also strengthened its senior legal capability with the appointment of two new partners in…

Corporate Finance team expands at Campbell Dallas

Campbell Dallas has appointed Fiona Robertson, an international M&A specialist, as an Assistant Director in the firm’s expanding Corporate Finance Team, and promoted Graham Cunning, Partner, to Head of Corporate Finance in Scotland.  Alastair Woodburn…

The 2MW floating SR2000

New Funding Round for Scotrenewables Tidal

Scotrenewables Tidal Power, the developer of the largest and most powerful tidal current turbine in the world, is embarking on a new funding round to take forward its tidal technology towards commercialisation. It has appointed financial…

ATAM Group invest seven figure sum into UK growth plans

Great Yarmouth-based oilfield and renewables service company, ATAM Group is to open their first office in Aberdeen as they prepare to launch three new product lines for the industry. Led by industry professional , Mark…

Events: Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Sustainable Business Week

Businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can get free support and funding to help them cut their energy, water and waste bills and save money during Sustainable Business Week, 20 – 24 November, 2017. Sustainable Business…

New project delivery alternative for North Sea operators aims to create 100 jobs

A new project delivery alternative for North Sea operators and asset owners has launched in Aberdeen. Combining the engineering knowledge of Apollo and the offshore construction expertise of AquaTerra, the company is led by Jonathan…

Stephen Gibb

Shepherd and Wedderburn expands commercial disputes team with partner appointment

Commercial disputes specialist Philip Sewell has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 25 years’ experience to the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Regulation Division. Philip advises on contentious commercial matters, including insurance, professional negligence,…

Richard Irvin Energy Solutions wins £10m MOD hard FM services contract

Aberdeen-based Richard Irvin Energy Solution’s Technical FM team has been awarded a £10m, two-year contract with CarillionAmey to provide maintenance and support at the army barracks and military bases in Hampshire, Dorset and Northern Ireland.…

Oil & Gas UK 2017 award winners announced

A safety-conscious apprentice who showed leadership in maintaining safe operations on an offshore platform, and an industry-leading project which championed collaboration were among those who secured accolades at the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2017…