Richard Beattie and Roger Wang

James Fisher Subsea Excavation launches Chinese joint venture

Global subsea excavation specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has formed a joint venture with Ocean Team Asia Pacific (OTAP), a specialist Chinese offshore project, vessel and marine…

Derren McRae

Aberdeen sees 85% increase in office space take-up

According to the latest figures from property consultancy CBRE Scotland, take-up of office space in Aberdeen in 2017 has been recorded at 405,000 sq ft, representing an 85% increase from 2016. Derren McRae, Managing Director…

James Bream

NE food and drink firms export to over 100 countries report shows

The North-east is a growing food and drink powerhouse with firms exporting to 100 plus countries worldwide and forecasting a 15% growth in turnover from 2016 figures by the end of 2018. However, Brexit, talent…

Alastair Caithness

US expansion for Ziyen Inc. with acquisition of second and third oil leases

Scottish-American software and energy company Ziyen Inc., which has operations in Aberdeen and Inverness, has announced it has secured a further two major oil contracts in the Illinois Basin, USA. The acquisition of the Potts oil…

Kenny Dey

Archers wins new Apache platform drilling management contract for Forties and Beryl fields

Apache have awarded a new 3 year contract to Archer for the provision of Platform Drilling Management Services which include operations and maintenance on their Forties and Beryl fields. This will include the Forties Alpha,…

The Port of Cromarty Firth

Port of Cromarty Firth now decom ready

The Port of Cromarty Firth is the first port in Scotland to be granted decommissioning Permits under the latest environment legislation (Pollution Prevention Control Regulations 2013).   They have been issued a permit under the…

Su Prentice of Mindful Coaching

First Women Connect event of the year on 31st January

Su Prentice of Mindful Coaching will be the guest speaker at  the first Women Connect networking event of 2018. Sue will discuss an alternative take on the topic of "New Year Resolutions" and will share invaluable advice on…

Brett Jackson

Granite PR’s Tenth Anniversary Year To Kick Off With Burns Extravaganza

An Aberdeen-based PR company has kicked off its milestone tenth anniversary year by announcing plans to host a giant Burns Supper in the city. Granite PR was founded in 2008 by local entrepreneur Brett Jackson.  During the…

Lonewolf

BrewDog’s LoneWolf Spirits appoints new distribution partner

LoneWolf Spirits, the distilling arm of Scottish craft beer company BrewDog, has selected Global Brands as its distribution partner following a competitive three-way tender process. Global Brands will support LoneWolf in achieving its ambitions of…

Gordon Christie

IT Hotdesk Gains Government Cyber Essentials Certification

IT Hotdesk has gained the Government certification for Cyber Essentials which is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to…

Douglas Martin

Anderson Anderson & Brown closed a deal per week during 2017

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors in Scotland successfully completed 52 deals during 2017, covering a range of sectors including Oil & Gas,…

OAA award winners from 2017

Finalists revealed for the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards

Finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards, supported by principal sponsor TAQA, have been revealed today (16 January 2018). The annual awards, which are hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, shine a…

Paul Carragher, BiSN Chief Executive

BiSN Seals Deal with Significant Investment

BiSN, a supplier of innovative metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions, has been awarded significant investment by the Aberdeen-based Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC). One of four companies to benefit from a total £1.3m investment as…

GlenAllachie Distillery operations director Richard Beattie - interior landscape

The GlenAllachie Distillers Company appoints new operations director

The new owners of The GlenAllachie Distillery near Aberlour in Speyside have appointed Richard Beattie as its new Operations Director to help realise their vision for a global independent whisky brand. Operations Director Richard Beattie was…

From left - Jennifer Young, Uisdean Vass, Laura Petrie

Ledingham Chalmers launches new E & P practice and welcomes back legal expertise

Scottish law firm Ledingham Chalmers has launched a new exploration and production (E&P) practice as it welcomes two renowned oil and gas lawyers back to the firm. Aberdeen-based partners Laura Petrie and Uisdean Vass have…

Clare Scott

Clare Scott – 2018: Three quick fixes for a better working year

Is January hard enough without attempting major changes? If so, check out these three easy-to-implement tips for improving your year at work: Streamline your social media Whether it’s an integral part of your work role,…

Karen Molloy

Local businesswoman encourages runners to run 1,000 miles for Charlie House

Aberdeen businesswoman Karen Molloy is urging people to put on their running or walking shoes and cover 1,000 miles in 2018 to raise £150,000 for local children’s charity, Charlie House. Karen, a partner in local…

Steven Fraser, Director at AAB

New Gender Pay Gap Reporting Solution Launched by AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has launched a new service which will assist businesses in their gender pay gap reporting requirements,…

Intellectual property practice named top UK patent filer

Intellectual property practice Marks & Clerk – which has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – has been named the UK’s top patent filer. The firm filed the highest number of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)…

Pelikan Hardcopy Scotland Limited sold immediately out of administration

Michael Magnay and Rob Harding of Deloitte, the business advisory firm, were appointed joint administrators of Aberdeenshire-based Pelikan Hardcopy Scotland Limited on 12 January 2018 and have overseen an immediate sale of the Company’s business…

Your Wedding Exhibition

Thousands expected to flock to AECC for return of major wedding showcase

One of Scotland’s largest wedding shows will return to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) this month – with thousands of soon-to-be brides and grooms in search of inspiration for their big day. Your…

Donald Yellowley

DM Hall appoints five new Partners

Chartered surveyor, DM Hall, has appointed five new partners. Three, Richard Clowes, at Galashiels, Graham Forbes in Inverness and Michael McDonald in Elgin, focus on the residential property market, while Ross Wilson, Head of Agency in…

Kim McAllister

Well hello there 2018 – what do you have in store for us? – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I’m not into predictions and I don’t like the idea of fate, because then the control isn’t in our hands. Instead, I asked some of the businesspeople who’ve featured in this column what their priorities…

Positive shoots as Brent tops $70 a barrel

Brent crude passed the $70 a barrel yesterday (Thursday 11th January), hitting its highest level since December 2014. The price rise is due to a dwindling stockpile of oil and strong crude demand during the cold…

Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen Airport ends year on high with release of latest passenger numbers

Aberdeen International Airport saw an increase of 3.56% versus December last year with over 238,000 passengers travelling from the transport hub. Domestic and international traffic was up 4.66% and 8.7% respectively due to continued and strong…