From left - Roger Goodyear, MBE, Festival Co-Chairman, Valerie Cheyne – ACE Winches and Keith Newton, MBE, Festival Co-Chairman

ACE Winches to sponsor 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

ACE Winches is to continue to be the main sponsor of the 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire. The Scottish Traditional...
Aberdeen city centre masterplan

City Living Study launched as Aberdeen Masterplan gears up

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned Savills to undertake a major study which will be used to take forward a number of City Centre Masterplan...

Hampton by Hilton opens two new hotels in north east

Hampton by Hilton is investing more than £34 million in creating two brand new, purpose-built hotels at Dyce, Aberdeen and Westhill. The move will add...

Ecosse Subsea Systems makes new commercial appointment

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Iain Middleton to the newly created role of commercial manager. The subsea...

Sparrows Group wins five year Maersk Oil contract

Sparrows Group has secured a five year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets. The agreement will see...

RGU to hold the three-day entrepreneurial event

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is hosting a roster of events to promote entrepreneurship and enterprise to students from all subject areas. The RGU Careers and...

Toni&Guy Aberdeen Launches Mentorship Programme With Local School

A globally recognised hairdressing brand has embarked on a mentorship programme to introduce Aberdeen school pupils to the industry. The recurring 4-week mentorship programme, which...

Aberdeen Harbour Board chief executive to retire at end of year

Aberdeen Harbour Board has announced the planned retirement of Colin Parker, chief executive, who will step down at the end of 2017. Having joined the...

Scottish office market remains buoyant according to new report

Despite a year of uncertainty, the Scottish office market remains buoyant, according to Savills latest office Market Watch. With 2.3 million sq ft (213,670 sq...

Another national first for local double glazing firm

Ellon based ClearviewPVCu has become the first window installer in Scotland to receive a new accreditation to reflect its expertise in this extremely competitive...

DNV GL makes two new senior internal appointments

DNV GL, the multinational provider of risk management services, is further developing its Aberdeen consultancy services with the appointment of Peter Boyle as Aberdeen...
Left to right are Christine Esson and Russell Dalgleish of Scottish Business Network (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish Business Network receives £30k boost for London expansion

Businesses will be able to benefit from advice and support from Scottish organisations operating in London, thanks to a £30,000 boost for the Scottish...

Drum Property agrees £54.7 million sale of Ipswich site

Aberdeen based Drum Property Group has agreed terms to sell the Buttermarket centre in Ipswich to the National Grid Pension Fund for £54.7 million. Drum...

Right People to be main sponsor of ACCA Aberdeen dinner

A north-east recruitment specialist is again supporting a key event for accountancy professionals in Aberdeen. Right People, which provides accountancy and finance personnel for clients,...

Two senior management team appointments for HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation and workspace specialist, HB Rentals has strengthened its team with the appointment of two senior managers to its Aberdeenshire office. Dave Mair joins...

iSURVEY secures Shell rig positioning and surveying contract

iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services has secured a non exclusive call-off contract with Shell UK Ltd, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and...

Aberdeen housing association secures £12.5million funding for new homes

Castlehill Housing Association has secured further funding of £12.5million from Clydesdale Bank to build 147 affordable homes in Aberdeen and Inverurie. The loan will fund...

Entries open for DF Communications Business Golf League

Entries are now open for the DF Communications Business Golf League which tees off in April. The competition provides North East firms with the opportunity...

BP group chief executive Bob Dudley to open Offshore Europe 2017

BP group chief executive Bob Dudley will underline the value of the North Sea in the oil major’s global portfolio when he leads the...

Craig International signs Shell global agreement

Craig International has signed a global agreement with energy major, Shell to provide services for equipment stock resale. The oilfield procurement specialist recently launched...

Converged expands team with trio of new starts

An Aberdeen-based IT provider has started 2017 by recruiting three new members of staff as it continues to invest in developing its business. Converged Communication...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 50 tips from 50 days since starting a business

The first time I sold something for profit, I was eight years old. I knitted my first jumper and it was too small for...

RGU partners to host ‘Powered by Purpose’ leadership event

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has partnered with a leadership development company to bring the biggest one-day leadership event in the world to Aberdeen. Leadercast Live...

Mackie’s scoops more business as ice cream tastes shift

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before – and are turning their backs on budget and often non-dairy tubs as...

RAMCO signs of on £35million of new deals

Tubular management company, RAMCO, has signed off on four contracts totalling more than £35million to deliver services throughout the globe. The independent Aberdeen-based organisation, which...
Steve Harris

New north east golfing initiative to build on £20 million market

A new initiative to market the comprehensive golf product in the north east of Scotland was launched earlier this week. Bringing together golf courses, hotels...

Oil and gas industry needs to return to a “matchsticks and cardboard” approach to...

Josh Valman, the 22 year-old CEO of RPD International, who built his first robot aged ten, and was earning £10,000 a week from his...

Energy firm gives family support charity a £5,000 birthday boost

A local family support charity has received a welcome 30th birthday gift in the form of a substantial donation from a major energy company. Nexen...

Aberdeen’s The Chester Hotel named ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’

The Chester Hotel, based on Queen's Road, was named ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’ and IX Restaurant’s executive chef Kevin Dalgleish was named ‘Head...

Aberdeenshire Council seeking suggestions for Business Rates Relief Scheme

Aberdeenshire Council is calling on all businesses to give their opinions on how best to structure a Business Rates Relief Scheme for Aberdeenshire. Up to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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

Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
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...

Columnists

Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 - Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O’Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Does your business listen?

“We need to get our message out there.” So begins many a first conversation between a communications agency and their potential new client. You would think...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: Starting my own company to look down at the possibilities, not up...

Before the Brexit votes came in, there was already uncertainty and a slight nervousness within me. I have been mulling over starting my own company...