Mark Kemp

Aberdeen design agency nominated for prestigious design awards

Aberdeen-based brand agency, FortyTwo Studio, has been shortlisted in both the Design Craft and Packaging categories at the prestigious The Drum Scottish Design Awards, due to take place next month in Glasgow. The nomination came in…

The new Willowbank Road development

New £16million student accommodation complex in Aberdeen

Construction work has begun on a new £16million student accommodation development in Aberdeen. The development is located on the former tyre depot at the corner of Willowbank Road and Hardgate and will serve both Robert…

L to R - Danny Cowie, managing director of Jasmine Holdings and Andrew Hall, managing director of Jasmine Limited

Jasmine Limited targets growth after new acquisitions

An Aberdeen communications company has acquired two north-east printing businesses in a six-figure deal as it also finalises a rebrand. Jasmine Limited is the new brand for the recently merged company which brought together print…

Scottish investment Oct 16 - March 17

March funding deals down slightly on February peak

Welcome to our new monthly feature focussing on the Scottish investment sector, brought to you in partnership with Beauhurst, the platform that shares rich information on UK based high-growth companies. 31% of Scottish investments during…

Scotland Electronics (International) Limited, Forres

Interim liquidator appointed to Forres based Scotland Electronics (International) Limited

Gordon MacLure, restructuring partner at Johnston Carmichael has been appointed interim liquidator of Scotland Electronics (International) Limited. A petition seeking the winding-up of the business was raised by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in…

Jane Stewart

IFB further cements growth plans with key appointment to senior team

Aberdeen-based managed service and data network providers, IFB, has appointed Jane Stewart as Non-Executive Director to the board. Jane’s appointment strengthens the team at IFB as it further commits to its major strategic growth plans…

Adrian Gomes, Marketing Director, Jindea

A new gin uses the ‘Champagne of Teas’ as its key ingredient

Today on National Tea Day 2017 [Friday 21st April 2017] a drinks industry collaboration celebrates the launch of its first gin, Jindea, made using a single estate Indian Darjeeling tea. The brand is a result of a partnership…

Bilfinger

Bilfinger signs 5-year BP contract securing 210 jobs

Engineering services provider Bilfinger has agreed a new five-year contract with BP to provide maintenance services at two of its largest midstream oil and gas terminals in Scotland, securing 210 jobs. The multi-service deal replaces…

Shaun George of Brodies LLP

Spring Clean Your Business: Make Decisions With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Good business and tax planning decisions do not always go hand in hand with good family law advice. We are often consulted by clients who, at the end of their relationship, find that the seemingly…

L to R; Callum Gray, Graeme Penman , Graeme Allan, Stuart Rose and Jonathan Clark

Four senior appointments at Anderson Anderson & Brown

The Partners at Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) have promoted four members of their management team to senior manager positions. After undertaking a year-long university placement at AAB Jonathan Clark re-joined the firm as a graduate…

Jenni Fraser, Business Development Director of VisitAberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire tourism heading to VisitScotland Expo 2017

The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Glen Garioch Distillery and Eat Drink Aberdeen are among 15 of the region’s top tourism businesses heading to Scotland’s biggest travel trade event this month. VisitScotland Expo 2017, which takes place…

Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones to outline his blueprint for growth at energy event

Distinguished business leader and politician Lord Digby Jones will talk about his latest book Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All during a special fundraising lecture hosted by the Energy…

Angela Thain with the TLC team

Grampian Housing Association launches new in-house maintenance company

Grampian Housing Association has launched a new housing maintenance subsidiary called TLC Housing Maintenance (TLC-HM). Initially TLC-HM will be installing new kitchens and bathrooms and carrying out painter works in line with the Association’s aim to improve…

A Hill of Rubislaw building

Aberdeen office market reports strongest quarterly take up since 2013

According to Savills Aberdeen Offices Spotlight, the Granite City’s office leasing market has gathered pace in the first quarter of 2017 with take-up reaching 181,000 sq ft (16,815 sq m), the strongest quarter recorded since…

An NECE technician safely conducting an online corrosion monitoring retrieval

NECE secures new North Sea contract

Integrity monitoring solutions specialist North East Corrosion Engineers (NECE), part of the ICR group, has secured a significant contract for the provision of corrosion and microbial monitoring services on four North Sea assets. The contract…

Aberdeen Gateway Business Park.

Muir Group to add more speculative units at Aberdeen Gateway

Property developer Muir Group has underlined its commitment to the Aberdeen commercial property sector with the submission of a planning application for the development of three further industrial units at its flagship Aberdeen Gateway Business…

Mark Cavanagh (right) who has acquired Oil Plus beside the company’s managing director Kevin Murray.

Aberdeen entrepreneur acquires Oil Plus

An Aberdeen-based energy industry entrepreneur has snapped up Oil Plus Ltd, a specialist oil and gas consultancy based in Berkshire, south England. Mark Cavanagh, managing director of Crandale Consultants, acquired the business from John Crane…

(L-R) Pat Machray and Pete Watson

ANM Group chairman hands over the reins

ANM Group, one of Scotland’s most active co-operative societies, has appointed Pete Watson as its new chairman. Pat Machray OBE CA officially stepped down as chair at the group’s Annual General Meeting held at Thainstone Centre…

Ian Plender, Amie Owen & Roddy Morrison

New appointment on CBRE building consultancy team

Property consultancy CBRE has appointed Ian Plender, who joins the National Building Consultancy team and will be based in the firm’s Aberdeen office. Ian brings over ten years’ experience to the role following a stint…

Grant Angus

Wood Group appoints CFO for Specialist Technical Solutions

Wood Group has appointed Grant Angus as chief financial officer (CFO) for its Specialist Technical Solutions business. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Grant moves into the role from his position as vice…

Andy Willox

£250m Aberdeen City Region Deal needs to benefit small business

The new leadership of Aberdeen City Council should push the Aberdeen City Region Deal to make sure that the voices of local smaller businesses are heard, said the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Launching its…

Thomas Ashdown, Managing Director and Founder, Citylets

Scotland’s residential lettings market shifts in Q1 of 2017

Scottish property rental site, Citylets, has released its first quarterly report for 2017 with some stark facts and figures that reflect shifting plates in the Scottish market. The overall Scottish private rented sector (PRS) experienced…

From left - Dave Grant and Dave McHardy

Fierce Beer secures £120k funding package to drive business growth

Aberdeen based brewer Fierce Beer has secured funding from Barclays to drive business growth. The deal will allow the company to expand production in response to increasing domestic and international demand. The £120k funding package…

Finalists announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017

64 businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017, which are to be hosted by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Simon Rimmer.…

(L-R): First Marine Solutions operations manager, Mike Thoms, Interocean CEO, Keith Nelson, owner & chairman of First Marine Solutions, Ian Suttie, and Interocean general manager, Duncan Cuthill.

Two marine and mooring specialists agree formal alliance

An international mooring firm has boosted its multi million pound inventory value after securing an additional £5million of offshore equipment as part of an alliance deal with a global marine services company. First Marine Solutions…

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