Chris Foy

VisitAberdeenshire appoints new CEO

The board of VisitAberdeenshire, the destination management organisation for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, has confirmed the appointment of Chris Foy as its new chief executive officer. Chris joins VisitAberdeenshire from VisitBritain, the national tourism organisation for…

Aberdeen's AB1 office block

The Care Inspectorate commits to prestigious city centre development AB1

The Care Inspectorate have been confirmed as the latest tenant to occupy the AB1 development in Aberdeen City Centre. To date, all the tenants at AB1 are public sector organisations, with only one office suite…

The proposed Blackdog development

£150million plans for Blackdog set to bring big benefits to the area

Plans including a Regional Food Hall, cinema, hotel, leisure and business facilities at Blackdog have been  unanimously approved by Aberdeenshire councillors, completing the masterplan for the area. Last month, proposals for housing on the same…

Anne Martin

Key appointment as Hampton by Hilton targets growth after £34million investment

The north-east’s newest multi-million pound hotel development has strengthened its team with the addition of a highly experienced industry figure to a key strategic role. With more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality sector,…

Keith Adam

US market entry heralds growth opportunities for Polaris Learning

A Scottish training firm has announced a joint venture with a US-based energy company as its plans for international growth heat up. Polaris Learning will work together with Safety Management Systems (SMS), part of Acadian…

Alasdair Dunn

Is it time to spring clean your business?

There have been a great number of changes in company and partnership law over the last few years.  A lot of these changes have been with the aim of making it simpler and more straightforward…

Doug Garden, partner at Ryden with Paul Richardson, Acquisition Surveyor at Ryden

Work Starts On Aberdeen’s First Drive-Thru Costa Coffee

Work to demolish an unused Aberdeen office is underway after development and investment firm, West Coast Estates secured planning permission to transform it into a drive-thru Costa Coffee. Situated in Tullos, on the corner of…

Huge step forward for Inverurie’s Business Improvement District plans

Ballot notices heralding the forthcoming vote on the exciting Business Improvement District (BID) Proposal go out this week.  Ballot papers will be sent to 199 businesses in the BID area of Aberdeenshire's most proactive town.…

(Left to right) - Joanne Dawson, James Rigler, Juli Bolanos-Durman, Jordan Mcginlay, Agne Visniauskaite and Lynne MacLachlan-Eastwood

Winners of Scottish Craft Awards Announced

Outstanding talent from across Scotland’s craft, art and design industry was recognised at the Inches Carr Scottish Craft Awards in Aberdeen last night, Wednesday 26 April 2017. The awards, established by the Inches Carr Trust,…

Kirk Hoffman, Director for Americas, 80:20

80:20 welcomes new Director

Procurement specialist 80:20 has appointed Kirk Hoffman as Director for the Americas region. Based in 80:20’s Houston offices, Kirk is looking to expand the company’s offering in Central and South America as part of his…

Developer invests £5 million in North East as Chapelton enters next stage of development

Chapelton developer invests £5 million in next stage of development

Chapelton developer, Elsick Development Company (EDC), has signalled its continued confidence in the North East as it agrees a number of new contracts.  The ambitious expansion plans include a further 250 homes, a luxury retirement…

L to R - Peter Ellington and Craig Mennie of Ellington Kitchens

Former oil & gas worker installs a new future

A former oil and gas worker has a message of hope for those facing the same situation he did almost two years ago – there’s life after working in the industry. Peter Ellington, who now…

An image from the Topsides UK 2016 exhibition

Industry experts set to gather for Topsides UK 2017

Over 25 industry experts have been announced as speakers for Topsides UK 2017, an SPE Aberdeen conference and exhibition taking place on 13th and 14th June at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.  The conference will focus…

Annie Graham

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Scotland finalists announced

The leaders of 21 of Scotland’s most dynamic businesses, from East Kilbride to Aberdeen, have been listed as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Scotland 2017 programme. Between them, they have a combined…

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…

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