(L-R – Russell Anderson, Allan Gardner, Financial Services Director at Aberdein Considine and Peter Mutch, Corporate Benefits Director Aberdein Considine

Former Scotland and Aberdeen footballer joins Aberdein Considine

Aberdeen Football Club’s cup-winning captain Russell Anderson is to begin a new career as a financial adviser after agreeing to join national firm Aberdein Considine. After more than 23 years in the game, the 11-cap…

Murray Kerr

Subsea engineering firm SengS nets £1.6million worth of contracts

A north-east engineering services firm, acquired by a private-equity backed manufacturer last year, has continued to build upon recent momentum with the announcement of new contracts worth £1.6million. SengS, part of the Pryme Group, will…

Group of attendees at Ghana workshop

Atlas Knowledge boosts business opportunities in Africa

International specialist digital learning firm Atlas Knowledge has increased its number of partner companies in Africa to almost 30% of its total partner network following the Aberdeen-headquartered firms’ first ever series of overseas workshops which…

Phil Foster

Showing love for the best of Scotland’s businesses

The deadline for entering submissions is fast approaching in the search to find Scotland’s best businesses. Submissions for ‘The Best of Britain Awards’ close on Friday – and there’s a dedicated award for the best…

Mani Rajapathy

Petrofac strengthens Iraq presence with contracts worth US$100 million

Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than US$100 million for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq.…

Doug More of Assure APM

Founder Interview: Doug More, CEO, Assure APM

Doug More, CEO, Assure APM gives us an insight into why he came out of retirement to launch his tech startup Assure APM. When did you launch the company? Assure APM was founded in 2014. What…

Christopher Leigh

Estonian fish processor buys Aberdeen-based John Ross Jr

Aberdeen-based fish processor John Ross Jr has been bought by an Estonia based fish processing giant leading to a cash windfall for founder Andrew Leigh. Smoked salmon specialist John Ross Jr and Coln Valley Smokery…

James Millar

Top Japanese award for North-east whisky expert

A North-east entrepreneur and Robert Gordon University (RGU) visiting lecturer has been named as one of the recipients of a prestigious award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. James Millar, Co-Founder and Executive…

George Morrison

Aquaterra signs multi-million pound investment deal with private equity firm

Global offshore engineering solutions provider, Aquaterra Energy, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches. The deal is the first to…

Donna McKay

Brodies family lawyer receives Law Society accreditation

Donna McKay, Associate with Scotland’s largest law firm Brodies, has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law. Donna has trained as a family law mediator and is an…

From left- Kenneth Shand and Jeremy Cohen

Maclay Murray & Spens combines with world’s largest law firm

Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens has combined with Dentons, the world's largest law firm. The combination, which is expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will…

An artist’s impression of the 500 King Street development

Prime student development in Aberdeen could be last feasible investment opportunity

Investors are being given a rare opportunity to back one of the last remaining student accommodation developments next to the Aberdeen University campus in King Street. West Coast Estates’ flagship 500 King Street scheme is…

Lindsay Hayward

Two new partners, eight directors and new Head of Tax for Scotland at PwC

PwC in Scotland has announced the appointment of two new partners and eight new directors across PwC’s offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition to this, Lindsay Hayward has been appointed as Head of…

Coats of many colours were knitted by the SWI to combat ‘black dog syndrome’, netting two nominations for Tricker PR at the CIPR Scotland PRide Awards.

Tricker PR up for a clutch of award nominations

A string of LED fairy lights from a pound shop and a barking mad idea to knit coloured woolly jumpers for hard-to-rehome dark dogs have contributed to a clutch of award nominations for Aberdeen-based PR…

Lawrence Muirhead

Local Double Glazing Firm Unveiled as Business Innovator Award Winner 2017

Bridge of Don and Ellon based ClearviewPVCu is a winner in the 2017 Business Innovator Awards by Corporate Vision magazine. The local company won the Best Window & Door Installation Company 2017 - North East…

Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill

Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre sold securing 125 jobs

The Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre have been sold out of administration to Cairn Group securing 125 jobs. The Holiday Inn Aberdeen Westhill is an 86-bed mid-market hotel, comprising…

Richard Pearce

Seacroft Marine Consultants appoint new Engineering & DP Manager

An Aberdeen-based maritime specialist has appointed a new engineering manager as it looks to develop more specialised offshore marine projects. Seacroft Marine Consultants has appointed Richard Pearce to the role of Marine Engineering and Dynamic…

Happy Holidays? No – survey finds Scots start thinking about coming home only 4.6 days into their summer vacation

It’s something we save up for all year, and then can’t wait to complain about when we get back: yes, the great summer holiday season is upon us, and we’ll be flocking in our thousands to beach resorts…

Granite Occupational Health co-founders Jen McHugh and Monica Walker

Granite Occupational Health hit the ground running

Recent start-up company, Granite Occupational Health, is gearing up for expansion after their first month of operations. Jen McHugh and Monica Walker launched the occupational health company last week after a combined total of 15…

Caroline Thomas (left) and Diane Paterson at Macdonald Norwood Hall

Senior appointments at Macdonald Norwood Hall as hotel targets growth

The Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Diane Paterson as director of sales and Caroline Thomas as standards and training manager to help drive the business forward.…

Gavin Henry

Six-figure investment puts Aberdeen tech firm on track for growth

A leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider has made a six-figure investment in new technology that will see the business compete on a level playing field with some of the industry’s major players and…

L-R Kieran Degabriele and Gordon Fettes

Knight Frank announces two new appointments for Aberdeen team

Global property firm Knight Frank has boosted its team in Aberdeen with the announcement of two new appointments. Gordon Fettes joins the Professional Department as a senior surveyor dealing with rating revaluation appeals and rent…

Jody Crockett

Burness Paull appoints six new partners

Scottish commercial law firm, Burness Paull, has made a raft of appointments and partner promotions. Jody Crockett joins as partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team. A former Burness Paull associate, Jody spent the last…

Peter Bruce

Catering firm Entier secures £6.5m BGF investment for overseas expansion

Aberdeen-based Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing a £6.5m investment from Business Growth Fund (BFG). The Westhill-based company plans to expand its…

L-R Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye

Founders Interview: Gordon Kaye and Sam Wason, Co-founders and Directors at Cathcart Associates

When did you launch the company? We launched Cathcart Associates in 2009 after we had accumulated a combined 18 years’ experience of working in the IT recruitment industry. What does your company do? Cathcart Associates…

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