Clare Scott

Five lessons business people can learn from athletes

Seeking inspiration but bored with traditional business bibles? Here are some hidden gems from top athletes that are equally applicable to the world of work: Starting out “You don’t have to be great to start…

Martin Byers

Netco unveils plans for £10m mountain bike park in Aberdeenshire

Plans to build a “world-class” £10m mountain bike park and adventure centre with snow sports in Aberdeenshire have been launched. Aberdeenshire-based charity Netco revealed its aspirations to deliver the north-east’s largest mountain bike infrastructure project,…

Tom Cross

Profitable year at Parkmead Group

Parkmead Group, the Aberdeen-based UK and Netherlands focused independent energy group made a  gross profit for the year ended 30 June 2017 of £1.2 million compared to a loss of £4.6 million last year. The…

Team FortyTwo

FortyTwo Studio and Lateral North to head brand development for Snow Roads

After a competitive pitch, brand and digital agency FortyTwo Studio and Glasgow-based research and design collective Lateral North have been commissioned by the Cairngorms National Park to lead the brand development of a new Scottish…

From left - Khalid Mohamed Helal Feraih Al Qubaisi of Al Yaseah and Walter Tombleson of Norco Group

Norco Group enter joint venture with Al Yaseah of Abu Dhabi

Norco Group Ltd has announce a joint venture agreement with Al Yaseah Oil & Gas Industry Supplies & Services of Abu Dhabi. The venture was brought together by Oil & Gas Innovation UAE Ltd (O&G),…

Marischal Square

Tony Macaroni takes space at Marischal Square

Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni is the latest tenant at the Marischal Square city centre regeneration development in Aberdeen. Tony Macaroni already operates twelve locations across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Dundee and East Kilbride…

Josie Steed and Neil Paton

Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is joining forces with Angus-based design and manufacturers, Montrose Rope & Sail, as the company looks to break into new high-end markets. The organisations will work together for…

Four inspiring stories from Karen Knowles, Lynn Mann, Bill Lees and Fiona Ogg

Being inspired to grow – The Weekly Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I met six inspiring people yesterday morning. Actually there were more than six, but this half dozen – three women and three men - stood out and so these are the stories I will tell.…

Gary Johnstone (left) with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan

Gary Johnstone appointed as new director at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP has promoted Gary Johnstone to Director. Gary joined the firm back in 2009 to focus on developing the firm’s Outsourcing division which included the launch of the payroll offering in…

Iain Landsman

UK Mail to relocate to Wellington Road Industrial Park

Postal service and courier company UK Mail has taken Unit 2 in Wellington Road Industrial Park in Aberdeen on a ten year lease. The unit, which extends to approximately 20,000 sq ft, is approximately twice…

Ocean Troll

Atlantic Offshore secures two year charter with Maersk Oil UK

Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) operator Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd, has secured a two-year firm charter with Maersk Oil UK. The company’s ERRV Ocean Troll, will provide Emergency Response and Rescue services for Maersk…

Type 23 frigate, HMS Iron Duke leaving Portsmouth (pic courtesy of BAE Systems)

EnerMech wins £2.5m BAE Systems-Royal Navy contract

EnerMech’s focus on diversification is paying off after it was awarded a seven-year,  £2.5m contract by BAE Systems on behalf of the Royal Navy. The Aberdeen-headquartered integrated engineering contractor will provide a Flexible Hose Assembly…

Ross Davidson and Michael Ballantyne, Co-Founders of UWA Tequila

Scotland’s first tequila company launches world’s first Speyside whisky cask aged tequilas

Scotland's first craft tequila company has officially launched, releasing the world’s first solely aged Speyside whisky cask tequila to the market. UWA Tequila, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, is the first tequila brand in the…

Ronnie Garrick

New CEO and President Appointments for TWMA

TWMA, provider of specialised Drilling Waste Management services, is expecting its growth strategy to accelerate, with a target turnover of £200 million and headcount to reach 1,500 following investment from Buckthorn Partners earlier this year.…

Kevin Meaney (left) with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan.

New Tax Director at Anderson Anderson & Brown

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Kevin Meaney as Tax Director. Kevin brings extensive knowledge within the field…

Bob Edwards

Scotframe Timber Engineering acquired by industry giant Saint-Gobain

Timber frame housing kit manufacturers, Scotframe Timber Engineering, has been acquired by multinational construction group, Saint-Gobain. Scotframe, which is headquartered in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, has more than 160 employees and reported sales last year of £30…

Amanda McCulloch

Northeast Scotland salary guide published

This year’s annual salary guide from Thorpe Molloy Recruitment reports a welcome improvement in business confidence reflected by a gradual, continuous increase in recruitment activity across its recruitment specialisms. Amanda McCulloch, Managing Director explains “The…

Steven Naarden – Regional Director APAC (third from left) receiving the reward

activpayroll wins Singapore award

activpayroll, the Aberdeen-based global payroll and tax compliance specialist has won an award through its  Singapore office. On Thursday 9th November, activpayroll’s Singapore team was announced the winner of the ‘Partner of the Year 2017 –…

Broadband boost for businesses in Aberdeenshire

Businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire could now benefit from UK Government grants of up to £3000 to get gigabit broadband installed as part of a £2 million trial taking place in four areas around the UK.…

Chris Anderson

New Sales Director appointed at Jumpstart

Research and Development (R&D) tax credit experts, Jumpstart, has reinforced its commitment to growth with the appointment of new Sales Director, Chris Anderson. Mr Anderson has a formidable sales background, with experience in fast-moving consumer goods…

M&S Foodhall

Bridge of Don set for new M&S Foodhall

A new M&S Foodhall is to open in Bridge of Don on Wednesday 6th December. The new 9,000 sq. ft store, will bring 60 permanent jobs and an additional 22 Christmas temp posts to the local area.…

Simon Drew

KCA Deutag secures land drilling contracts for five rigs worth $48m

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has won new land drilling contracts for five rigs with a combined contract value of $48 million. The first of those rigs, the T-72 has been awarded a nine…

Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen Airport passenger numbers increase for 6th consecutive month

Aberdeen International Airport has reported an increase in passenger numbers for the month of October. A total of 284, 456 passengers travelled from the airport during October; an overall increase of 11, 913 passengers which…

Alastair Caithness

New office signals growth for Scottish-American firm Ziyen Inc. after $36million acquisition

Scottish-American software and energy company Ziyen Inc. has announced its move to new office premises in Aberdeen as plans for international growth in the oil and gas industry gather pace. Founded last year in San…

Duncan Skinner and Collette Norval of Social Stuff

Importance of giving back in the spotlight at north-east entrepreneurs event

One of the north-east’s most respected business figures will share advice from his many years’ experience with fellow entrepreneurs as part of a special event to be held in Aberdeen later this month. Duncan Skinner…