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AIS Training opens second Aberdeen skills centre

Up to 12 new jobs will be created following the opening of AIS Training’s second state-of-the-art industrial training centre in Aberdeen. AIS Training has invested...
Sport Technology Services

Innovative sports coaching technology brought to market

The intellectual property (IP) of Aberdeen based Sport Technology Services has been put on the market by commercial intellectual property consulting firm, Metis Partners. Sport...
Diane Holden

Diane Holden: Starting a business on a budget

Guest column by Diane Holden, senior account manager at Xero. Creating a new business is an incredibly daunting thing. Both the investment of time and...
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Peterson partners with Port Cameron to develop Gulf of Mexico port facility

International energy logistics provider Peterson has signed a teaming partnership agreement with Port Cameron LLC, to develop a state-of-the-art port and supply base facility...
Pictured are the crew of the inaugural ABZ-AGP flight, with Carol Benzie (Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport) and Lauren Hennessy (Marketing & Sales Executive for UK & Ireland, Ryanair).

New year-round Ryanair link from Aberdeen to Malaga begins

The first Ryanair flight from Aberdeen to Malaga took off from Aberdeen International Airport earlier this week, marking the start of a new year-round,...
Krish Bhetuwal, co-director at 8848

8848 wins at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards

8848 Restaurant has won the Best Indian Restaurant in Aberdeen City category at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards recently held at the city’s Double Tree...
Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland.

AFBE-UK Scotland programmes to inspire tomorrow’s engineers

The Scottish chapter of a not-for-profit organisation is to hold a series of events throughout the year aimed at giving young people an insight...

Crowdfunding initiative to unlock Aberdeen’s potential

Individuals, community groups and businesses are being invited to turn their ideas in to reality through the launch of a new funding initiative. Aberdeen City...
Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski

RGU to launch School of Creative and Cultural Business

Robert Gordon University is to launch its new School of Creative and Cultural Business. Under the university’s plan for a more streamlined academic structure, the...

£5m decommissioning fund launched

A new £5 million fund will provide opportunities for the supply chain in Scotland to benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. The Decommissioning...

Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Located...
Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller: Seeing the whole story

I spend a lot of time talking about storytelling in business. Good stories often depend on someone or some group overcoming a challenge or a...
Peter Lawson, head of corporate at Burness Paull

Fintech deals driving financial M&A market

Scottish law firm, Burness Paull, believes that 2017 will see an increase in fintech-driven M&A activity. The firm was instructed on more than 200 M&A...
Emerson's new education facilities in Aberdeen include a live liquid flow loop - the first of its kind in the UK - which has three metering streams that can be run in a number of different configurations.

Emerson opens new education facilities

Emerson, a global provider of automation technology and engineering services, has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen. The expansion provides for...
Rob O'Neill

RAMCO appoints new Business Development Director

Independent Total Tubular Management company, RAMCO, has welcomed a new Business Development Director to drive focus and growth within new and existing regions. Rob O’Neill...
Beryl Alpha

HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering awarded Apache contract

An Aberdeen firm has won on a three-year service contract from Apache North Sea Ltd. HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering (HVAC&R), part of the Nucore Group,...
Andrew Blain

Shepherd and Wedderburn close deals of £5.7bn

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has recorded a busy 12 months in which the corporate team acted on over 72 deals spanning 12 sectors,...
Library Player

Aberdeen business celebrates fifth birthday with relaunched product

An Aberdeen based software developmetnt company has launched a new version of their flagship product, Library Player, with significant improvements. Library Player is a professional...
Russell Borthwick at the Northern Star Awards

Northern Star Awards set for sell-out night

Around 700 members of the business community will gather at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre on October 5 for the presentation of the Northern...
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...

Peterhead set to benefit from Simplified Planning Zone

A planning based initiative to support business growth and encourage economic activity was backed by Aberdeenshire Council last week. The council’s Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC)...
Ithaca Staff

Ithaca Energy agrees Delek Group takeover

Israel based energy firm Delek Group has bought a £518m stake in North Sea operator Ithaca Energy. Ithaca Energy is headquartered in Aberdeen while listed...
William Bird, owner of Fennel Restaurant in Inverurie

Thousands raised by campaigners tackling north-east homelessness

A group of big-hearted business people have helped raise nearly £9,000 for two organisations that support those affected by homelessness in Aberdeen City and...
Professor Gary McEwan

Elevator retains £7million north-east businesses support contract

A £7million, five year contract has been awarded to continue a scheme which offers support to local businesses across the north-east. Elevator – The Scottish...
Derek Leith

Shift from short-term survival to long-term success vital for O & G supply chain

As the UK’s oil and gas sector begins to show signs of recovery from the toughest year on record, it is vital that the...
Julian Keating

£250k of contract wins for e-commerce specialists

Aberdeen based e-commerce firm nSYS, has announced contracts wins in excess of £250,000. The Purchase-to-Pay automation and e-invoicing specialist recently changed strategy in the face...
Professor Chrisina Jayne, Head of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media at RGU

RGU £1million funding boost to address digital skills shortage with graduate apprenticeships

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded a £1million funding boost by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to address the national digital skills shortage. RGU’s School...
Neil Christie, managing director, Converged Communication Solutions

Converged sponsors internet access along with SensationALL donation

A north-east charity that works with children and adults who have multiple support needs has received a technical boost thanks to an Aberdeen IT...
Thorpe Molloy Recruitment’s Accountancy & Finance recruitment team, from L to R: Laura Ross, Hayley Fletcher, Suzanne Burr, Emma Hunter.

Suzanne Burr: Figuring Out The Accountancy & Finance Job Market

As recruiters, the most frequent question we get asked is “Any sign of improvement in the job market?” It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer...
Trend Awards

2017 Life with Style Awards launches

The North-east of Scotland’s companies are being urged to put themselves forward for the 2017 Life with Style Awards, hosted by Trend Productions Ltd. ‘In...
L-R: Andy Menzies (Technician), Colin MacAndrew (Director), and Jürgen Graf (Operations Manager) inside the hull of the Carson Interceptor 950

World first for Moray boat builder could triple turnover

A Moray based boat builder is to become the first in the world to build and supply a new type of rigid inflatable boat...
Aberdeen hydrogen refueling station

First international hydrogen supply chain summit to be held in Aberdeen

An international summit on the hydrogen supply chain is to be held in Aberdeen next month bringing together government, industry and key influences for...
The Clair Ridge platform

Sparrows Group Retains BP North Sea Contract

Sparrows Group has successfully retained its current North Sea Mechanical Handling and Crane Management contract with BP, which will extend the working partnership between...
(left to right): Emma Smalley and Nick Smalley of The Teasmith, Adam Simpson of OPAQUE and Lisa Thomson of Hardy’s Chocolates

Rosemount retailers rally round for unique gin tasting experience

A selection of Aberdeen’s independent food and drink retailers organised a recent gathering as part of their continued efforts to encourage the people of...
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EXCLUSIVE - Aberdeen’s Breakneck Comedy aims to create dedicated Comedy Club in the city

SBNN: Aberdeen can exclusively reveal that Aberdeen based comedy promotions company Breakneck Comedy has launched a £25,000 crowdfunding campaign in order to establish its...
Ian Findlay - Managing Director

Firm’s tenth year leads to strong international growth

Process control and instrumentation consultancy Core has seen its work levels overseas increase from 10% to 40% of its business over the past year...
Peterson employee at Abedeen Harbour

Peterson awarded contract to support Ithaca’s Harrier field development

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract to provide integrated logistics for Ithaca Energy UK Limited. The contract, Peterson’s first with Ithaca,...
Guy Finlayson and Mungo Finlayson

Bigger and better Beer @ the Barn for 2017

A bigger and better Beer @ the Barn winter festival, held at the Woodend Barn in Banchory is to take place over the 10...
Alan Clark

Knight Property Group adds new central belt Development Director

Commercial Property Developer, Knight Property Group, has appointed a Development Director to manage their growing central belt portfolio. Alan Clark joins the company following two...
Rebecca Carr

First anniversary, £220k turnover and London Fashion Week for North East hairdresser

A North East hairdresser is celebrating success in qualifying to work at London Fashion Week as her salon reaches its first birthday milestone. Rebecca...

Promoted Content

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

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...
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...

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...