Franchise owner Alan Barr (right) with son Alistair (left)

From corporate finance to senior care in South Lanarkshire

After two decades working in corporate finance, father-of-three Alan Barr walked away from a six figure salary to become his own boss as a franchisee with Home Instead Senior Care in South Lanarkshire. Having held…

David Brebner, NOV Vice President, Wireline and Brenda Wylie, Northern North Sea and West of Shetland Manager outside the new NOV base in Kintore

Oil giant’s multimillion-dollar wireline HQ confirms 20-year commitment to North East

A global oil and gas services company has announced a 20-year commitment to the North East of Scotland with the investment in a multimillion-dollar, purpose-built global HQ, manufacturing and engineering centre. The £41.7 million investment…

Martin Booth of Zenith Energy

Aberdeen headquartered well engineering firm awarded Egypt contract

An Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company has started work on a contract to provide well and completions engineering support in the Nile Delta in Egypt. Zenith Energy, which provides a range of services…

Penny Godfrey, General Manager, Millstream

Millstream chosen to support Scottish SMEs with public sector procurement

Aberdeen-based procurement experts, Millstream, has been appointed by the Supplier Development Programme (SDP): a local authority /Scottish Government initiative to assist more Scottish SMEs and third sector organisations win public sector work. Millstream employs over 50  and…

L- R, Dave Shand, Steve Bruce and Tristam Horn

DeltaTek appoints two industry veterans to support company growth

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek, (formerly Deepwater Oil Tools) has appointed two industry experts to support company growth. Dave Shand and Steve Bruce have joined the firm as Chief Commercial and Operations Officer and Chairman and…

Mansour Esreb

READ Cased Hole strengthens Middle East service with regional appointment

Production and integrity evaluation specialist, READ Cased Hole Ltd (READ) has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East region with the appointment of a new Middle East Account Manager. Mohd. Mansour Esreb, based in Doha,…

Philippa Barnes

Petroplan appoints Philippa Barnes as new CEO

Petroplan Group, the specialist oil, gas and energy recruitment company, has appointed Philippa Barnes as its new CEO. Philippa is a highly qualified HR professional, with in depth strategic and operational management expertise and nearly…

Nicola Currie

XIC extends team tally with new business development appointment

An Aberdeen-based creative print provider has strengthened its business development team as it seeks to grow its service offering across Scotland. XIC, which also has a presence in Edinburgh, has appointed Nicola Currie to the…

One of the state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles

Next generation drones to reduce inspection costs (with video)

Air Control Entech (ACE) and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre have reached a major milestone, with the launch of three state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which aim to reduce offshore oil and gas inspection…

Elevator launches business accelerators for students

Applications to participate in a business accelerator for university and college students, staff and graduates are being sought by business incubator Elevator ahead of the Monday 23 April deadline. In collaboration with the University of…

From left - Phil Gordon of GES and Manfred Vonlanthen of Swire

Swire Oilfield Services acquires specialist aviation service company

Swire Oilfield Services, a provider of offshore containers and oilfield services, has acquired specialist aviation service company Gordon Engineering Services (GES). The two companies will offer a combined end-to-end aviation service with the benefit of…

Paul Braiden, BiSN operations manager

BiSN appoints new operations manager

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider, BiSN, has appointed Paul Braiden as operations manager. Paul brings more than 20 years of experience to the award-winning company and will be responsible for managing worldwide field operations for…

Mike Coutts

Quick interview : Mike Coutts MD of Wellahead Engineering

The last few years have been a tough time for the Oil & Gas industry globally and particularly within Aberdeen.  With thousands of redundancies and multiple business closures you could be forgiven for thinking Aberdeen…

Trevor Garlick

Opportunity North East and Scottish Enterprise target growth of Oil & Gas supply chain SMEs

Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) and Scottish Enterprise are working in partnership to jointly support Scottish oil and gas supply chain SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) to access new decommissioning business…

Graham Alexander

SBP accountants and tax advisers strengthens management team

SBP Accountants & Tax Advisers, which has offices in Aberdeen, Peterhead, Banff and Fraserburgh, has appointed Graham Alexander as director adding to the six-strong management team. Mr Alexander will manage the Aberdeen headquarters and staff with…

Laurie Scott

VisitAberdeenshire appoints head of new Convention & Events Bureau

VisitAberdeenshire has appointed Laurie Scott as its first head of Convention and Events Bureau. Laurie joins VisitAberdeenshire from Visit Belfast, the official tourism marketing agency for the Belfast City region, and brings over 15 years…

From left - Peter Lawson and Tamar Tammes

New leadership team for Burness Paull

Later this year, Peter Lawson will take over as chairman at Burness Paull LLP while Tamar Tammes will step into the role of managing partner. Both trained at Burness Paull. Lawson currently leads the firm’s corporate department,…

Cyberhawk awarded contract for its visual asset management software

Global oil and gas operator selects Cyberhawk’s iHawk software

Cyberhawk has been awarded a three-year contract by an oil and gas supermajor to provide a digital asset management solution during the construction of the operator's new world-scale petrochemical complex in the USA. The main construction phase of the…

Henrik Andreasen and Bill Main

Balmoral escalates renewables ambition with Norwegian acquisition

Balmoral Offshore Engineering has acquired Norwegian manufacturer, Seaproof Solutions, to accelerate its expansion into the offshore renewables market. The move is seen by both companies as a strategic development built on the strengths of the…

Starbucks Blackburn

Blackburn roundabout Starbucks sold to private client

South Fornet Estates has sold the Starbucks Drive Thru at Westpark, Blackburn to a private client. The coffee giant opened at Blackburn at the end of 2017 and the concept is proving extremely popular - the high profile…

Michael Cowlam and Jennifer Fraser, directors of Seacroft Marine Consultants.

Seacroft Marine reports over £500,000 in new contracts

Aberdeen-based Seacroft Marine Consultants Limited has reported more than £500,000 in new contracts won in the first 3 months of 2018, thanks to a significant upturn in marine activity supporting the UKCS oil and gas sector…

Dan Smith

22 office lettings comprising 88,774 sqft in Aberdeen in Q1 2018

According to the latest figures from international real estate advisor Savills, take-up in Aberdeen’s office market in the first quarter of 2018 totalled 88,774 sq ft (8,247 sq m) across 22 deals. Key deals include…

Gillian King, Tendeka’s Vice President Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa

Multi-million-dollar Sub-Sahara African contract for Tendeka

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver autonomous inflow control devices (AICD) screens for an operator in Sub-Sahara Africa. Tendeka will supply its specialist FloSure Elite sand screens with its…

L-R Online Valves Owner, David Sim; Snr Projects Co-Ordinator, Bill Priest and Sales Director, James Padgham

Online Valves expands internationally after securing £1 million funding package

Online Valves Ltd, the Aberdeen-based distributor of pipeline equipment to the oil and gas sector, is expanding its business into new international markets after securing a £1 million funding package from HSBC. The deal with…

FirstGroup rejects takeover offer from US private equity firm

FirstGroup has received a takeover proposal from US private equity firm Apollo Management. The FirstGroup board has rejected the offer saying that the cash offer "fundamentally undervalues the Company and is opportunistic in nature". The offer was…