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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...
David Rennie

Indian oil and gas opportunities open to Scottish expertise

Sixteen oil and gas companies are set to maximise a new era in India’s energy industry. India is the third largest consumer of crude oil...
David Mundell

Scottish Secretary hosts London St Andrew’s Day ‘Taste of Scotland’ event

The best of Scotland’s food, drink and produce will be celebrated in the heart of London today , as Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes...
left to right EnerMech president Americas, Vince Kouns, Hydratron commercial director Findlay Beveridge, and EnerMech’s Frazer Thomson and Ian Brownhill.

EnerMech Strikes US Partnership With Hydratron

EnerMech has signed a distributorship agreement with Pressure Technologies Plc owned company Hydratron which covers North, South and Central America. In addition to providing sales...
Doug Whyte

Hydro Group Celebrates Significant Asian Growth

Aberdeen-headquartered Hydro Group Plc has reported record growth since financial year 2014/15 within its Asian division. The subsea cable and connector specialist announced significant growth...
Edinburgh Castle

Chinese tour operators meet with Scottish businesses

Scottish tourism businesses were in China last week as part of a VisitScotland business development mission to boost an emerging market already worth £34...
Steve Ewing

Steve Ewing: Great Expectations of the Scottish Business Network

I didn’t really have many, maybe any, expectations when Russell Dalgleish and Christine Esson approached me many months ago to present to the Scottish...
Kevin Stephen , Neptune’s Operations and Business Development Director for Europe, Mediterranean and Africa

Neptune opens Houston office

Neptune Marine Services, a provider of specialised engineering, integrated inspection, repair and maintenance solutions, is targeting further growth overseas with its new office in...
Nigel Eccles

Scottish ‘unicorn’ FanDuel to merge with American rival

Scottish 'unicorn' FanDuel has entered into a merger agreement with Fantasy sports technology competitor DraftKings. The transaction is expected to close in 2017 but financial...
Bruce Lee (Yi Li)

sensewhere win innovation category in Shanghai British Business Awards

sensewhere, the fast-growing Edinbirgh based company that provides specialist location services software and technology has won the innovation category at the British Business Awards...
Dr Duncan Bury

Dr Duncan Bury: Networking-it is a question in itself. Net working?

When I first started out in business I knew no one. I had been a "buyer" in a corporate and people loved me because...
Jan Dell

Wood Group appoints vice president of clean energy

Wood Group has appointed Jan Dell as vice president of clean energy. Based in Houston and leading a team of 350 people globally, Jan...

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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

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...
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...

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...