Bladin Point: near Darwin: Ichthys LNG Project onshore facilities construction continues

Sparrows Group secures three year Ichthys contract

Sparrows Group has secured a three year contract to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural...
RGU’s Principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski.

Robert Gordon University increases presence in China

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is expanding its international focus as it continues its investment in China. The university has recently opened an office in Beijing,...
Dundee Airport

Dundee-London air route gets £1.8m injection

The UK government is to secure the Dundee City Airport to London Stansted route for the next 2 years with £1.8 million assistance. The public...
Ross Caldwell

Ross Caldwell joins Morton Fraser as Partner

Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has enhanced its business banking expertise and links to the City of London with the appointment of Ross Caldwell...
Marianne Morrison

From Oil & Gas to Skincare for Guys – Scottish Entrepreneur Creates STOER Skincare...

Scottish skincare expert and business woman, Marianne Morrison has launched STOER Skincare for Men after four years in development and investing more than £700,000. Marianne’s...
Tony Brady

The EIC appoints Petrofac’s Tony Brady to Board of Directors

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to energy industries worldwide, has appointed Petrofac’s Business...
Technician working on subsea controls system

Proserv seals multi-million pound Premier Oil subsea contract

Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract with Premier Oil for work in Asia Pacific. Proserv will supply a subsea control...
Mr Brown is pictured with Liz Cameron and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce Dr Volker Treier

German trading links to be strengthened with new innovation and investment hub

Trading links between Germany and Scotland have been bolstered after a high-profile meeting that included discussion of opening a Scottish Government Innovation and Investment...
Keith Brown MSP

New London opportunities for businesses at ‘Scotland House’

A new Innovation and Investment Hub in London will provide companies with a place to meet clients and customers, target new markets and secure...
Packaging design for Commonwealth Brewing Co based in Virginia, USA.

Scottish Design agency finds growth in craft drinks niche

A Scottish craft drinks design agency has just finished a major project for Fuller, Smith and Turner, one of the UK’s largest breweries. Glasgow-based...
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...
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...
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...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish food and drink exports to Japan rises 9% to nearly £100m

The value of Scottish food and drink exports to Japan has surged to almost £100 million, strongly supported by the country’s growing taste for...
Mitsubishi Electric in Scotland

Japanese firms turnover nearly £1.5billion in Scotland

Scotland is ripe for more investment and remains open for business, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop told Japanese investors in Tokyo yesterday (13/02/17). Ms Hyslop...
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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...
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,...
From left - Laurna Woods, Beattie Group CEO and Alison Clarke

Beattie hires former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke as Only Marketing Chairman

Beattie, the creative communications group, has signed Alison Clarke, the former chief of Grayling as the Chairman of Only Marketing, the group’s specialist marketing...
(Left to right): Richard Laing, Director Laing Edinburgh; Fiona Hunter, Edinburgh-China Air Link Project Manager, Marketing Edinburgh, Kathy Xin Luo, Chinese Business Development Manager; Kat Barron, General Manager Laing Edinburgh; Michael Laing OBE, Chairman & Owner of Laing the Jeweller Ltd; Cllr Gavin Barrie, City of Edinburgh Council Economy Convener; Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Copyright Jon Savage

Laing Edinburgh to sponsor Edinburgh Airport’s First Direct Flight to China

Edinburgh jeweller Laing Edinburgh has been announced as the first official sponsor in plans to introduce Scotland’s first ever direct flight to China. Securing the...
Dave Stewart

Wood Group secures new contract with Hess in Malaysia

Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess’...
EnerQuip US expansion

EnerQuip invests $1million in US expansion

Designer and manufacturer of torque machines, EnerQuip, has opened a new $1m facility in Houston following a growing demand for its products and services. The...

Doubles win for Power Jacks after second Wimbledon contract win

North East based Power Jacks has secured another ace contract, supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon, the home of tennis. The...
MDL tensioner ready to go

Maritime Developments sends 110-tonne pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific

Maritime Developments (MDL) has dispatched its new 4-track pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific, after securing the first job for the system with a global...
A group EPS Group employees

EnerMech acquires electrical & instrumentation specialist downunder

Aberdeenshire based engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS...
(l-r) Shaun Struthers, products director, HVAC & R and David Cherry products engineering manager, HVAC & R

Middle East trade heating up for North East firm

Nucore Group owned HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering (HVAC & R), has successfully delivered a £500,000 contract with Hughes Safety Showers Ltd to design, manufacture...
Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts joins Beattie as Chairman

International business leader Kevin Roberts, former Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, has joined Beattie, the UK...
Proserv and SK Technology are to provide clients with enhanced technology services across Asia Pacific

Proserv and SapuraKencana join forces in Asia Pacific

Aberdeenshire based Proserv and SapuraKencana Technology (SK Technology) are joining forces to provide enhanced technology services to clients in Asia Pacific. Both companies will be...
Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing performed the market open

Aberdeen takes centre stage in London for stock exchange ceremony

The London Stock Exchange market open ceremony was performed by Aberdeen City Council leader Councillor Jenny Laing today (Tuesday 10 January). The event marked the...
Clare Foster

Scottish legal firm helps English council to save £21m

Scottish law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn was involved in a deal to secure a £6.8m Green Loan to Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council. The...
COREX CEO Steve Anthony

Premier Oilfield Laboratories Announces Acquisition of Corex UK Ltd

Premier Oilfield Laboratories of Houston has acquired Aberdeen based COREX UK Ltd. Established over 40 years ago, COREX is an international provider of analytical services...
Allan Pirie

Abu Dhabi Acquisition Expands Ashtead Technology’s Middle East Capabilities

Ashtead Technology has acquired Abu Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will enable the firm, which provides subsea...
Left to right are Marcus Noble, Scott Carnegie and Stuart Mitchell of Quest Corporate

Quest caps 2017 with over £100m worth of deals

Quest Corporate, the Edinburgh-headquartered boutique corporate finance advisory firm, has posted a record year in 2016 capped by yesterday’s acquisition of portfolio company Vermilion...
(L-R) Flybe Executive Chairman Simon Laffin and Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye

Flybe launches two new routes between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is to fly from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to London Heathrow for the first time next year with more than...
David Sole OBE

Presenters confirmed for first School for CEOs Vital Few programme of 2107

Some of the UK’s senior business executives will share their personal experiences with delegates on the School for CEOs programmes during 2017. Edinburgh based School...

EnerMech Secures Australian and Norwegian Contracts

Aberdeen-based engineering services specialist, EnerMech, has been awarded a strategic cranes and lifting contract by the Norwegian Defence Estate Agency (NDEA), while on the...
RCH staff at work

Norvestor invests in READ Cased Hole taking 95%

Norwegian investment house, Norvestor Equity AS, has signed an agreement to invest in Aberdeen based READ Cased Hole Limited (“RCH”). Following the acquisition, Norvestor will...

Airdrie based T.O.M. Vehicle Rental takes investment from Equistone

Mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe Limited has invested in Airdrie based flexible vehicle rental solutions T.O.M. Vehicle Rental. Equistone has acquired a majority...
Stella Panu, Partner at Maven

Maven Capital Partners exits Regent Pacific with 9x investor return

Private equity house, Maven Capital Partners, which has offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow has exited from Regent Pacific Group Limited delivering a 9x...
Norman Liley

Zilift achieve electrical submersible pump world first

Zilift, the developer of permanent magnet technologies for innovative artificial lift applications for the energy sector, has successfully achieved a world first in the...

Whisky company to sponsor Hollywood Critics’ Choice Awards

Aberdeenshire based, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has been announced as the official spirits sponsor of the Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood. Final preparations are well...

Promoted Content

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

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
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...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

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

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
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...