L to R: James Milne’s Banchory team Lauren Thompson, Richard Christie and Bill Urquhart

James Milne Chartered Accountants targets Deeside growth

A north-east accountancy firm is targeting further growth as it marks its one-year anniversary in Banchory after expanding in to Deeside. James Milne Chartered Accountants acquired the business of AC Howat Chartered Accountant in September…

Craig Lemmon and Brian Williamson

Finding key people for your scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

Few things inspire confidence in your company more than appointing a business heavyweight to the board. Miigen, the Stirling-based digital time capsule creator, has recently announced Brian Williamson as its new Chairman and it’s a…

L-R; Adept Solutions’ Client Director, Steve Penman and Managing Director, Richard Alderson

Software Specialist’s seven-figure North Sea contract coup

Aberdeen-based software specialists, Adept Solutions, has won a major North Sea contract to provide hydrocarbon accounting services to Maersk Oil UK. The seven-figure contract is the company’s largest North Sea contract to date, and comprises…

Angus Gray

Pryme Group strengthens team with key appointments

Pryme Group, which provides integrated manufacturing solutions, has announced the appointment of two experienced industry figures who will play key roles in the diversification of the firm into new sectors. Business development managers Steve Batsford…

Adam-El-Naggar

Aberdeen surfer’s new enterprise set to make waves

Taking photos of Scotland’s coastline after swimming up to a mile out at sea has helped Adam El-Naggar amass unique images of the North East. Now, with help from Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire,…

Paul Gibson

Aberdeen financial planner nominated for FT Money Management Financial Planner of the Year awards again

The managing director of Aberdeen-based Granite Financial Planning has once again been shortlisted in the FT Money Management Financial Planner of the Year awards. Chartered financial planner Paul Gibson has won the overall award for…

GDPR – are you aware of your responsibility?

Are your prepared for or are you just thinking about GDPR? Lawyers, Bankers, Company Bosses must take note, every aspect of how we do business is going to change forever come May 25th 2018. Holding…

Dr Ollie Folayan, chair of AFBE-UK Scotland.

AFBE-UK Scotland holds transition event to get help students get career ready

A day-long programme designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering is being staged in Aberdeen next month. Hosted by the organisation AFBE-UK Scotland,…

Dave Bruce

Sword IT Solutions acquires Microsoft specialist

Sword IT Solutions has acquired Amersham-based Minttulip Limited, a supplier of the Microsoft Modern Workplace technology stack. This acquisition by Sword IT Solutions will further enhance the joint capabilities of both organisations with the objective…

2017 Winners, SKN – from left Trevor Mackie, SKN, Craig Forsyth, sales director at DF Communications, and Kevin Norrie, SKN, at the Castle Course in St Andrews

Electric performance as SKN clinches DF Communications Business Golf League

A team from electrical services business SKN was in its element after the duo claimed victory in the finals of a north-east business golf league. Twelve businesses teed off in the final of the DF…

Mhorvan Sherret of Matrix Risk Control

Mozambique contract win for Matrix Risk Control

Incident investigation specialist Matrix Risk Control has secured a contract to deliver training in Mozambique for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Representatives from the Aberdeen-based company will develop and deliver incident investigation training for up to 90…

(from L to R): Craig and Lindsay Wilson

The Kilted Chef’s restaurant cooks up success with Barclays deal

Eat on the Green, one of the North East’s most well-established restaurants, is planning for future growth thanks to support from Barclays. The fine dining restaurant in Udny, Aberdeenshire, which was founded by ‘The Kilted…

Managing director Lesley Brydon

My Scale Story: Clark Communications – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

PR and design business, Clark Communications scaled up in August 2016, going from a two-man operation to an eight-strong team, via the acquisition of a competitor. The deal saw the business grow not only in numbers,…

Craig Forsyth, sales director at DF Communications

DF Communications named a double finalist in national awards

Business communications specialist, DF Communications, has been announced as a finalist in two categories at a prestigious industry event. Aberdeen-based DF Communications, which delivers mobile phone and landline products and services, has been shortlisted in…

Tenaris opens new 8-acre Aberdeen service facility

Tenaris, a manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products has opened a new state-of-the-art service centre in Aberdeen. Customers and suppliers joined the firm for the opening ceremony held on September 21 at the 8-acre…

Ryan Yule & Laura Stephen

Double celebration for financial planning firm

Two members of staff at Phil Anderson Financial Services are celebrating after a double success for the firm. Ryan Yule, a senior financial planner at Phil Anderson Financial Services was recently named UK Pension Adviser…

Neil Christie, managing director, Converged Communication Solutions

Converged offers exclusive wireless network

A Scottish IT provider is set to transform how Internet connections can be supplied to businesses in Aberdeenshire and Moray after gaining exclusive access to a pioneering wireless network. Aberdeen-based Converged Communication Solutions has signed…

Jim Reid

From £27.50 a week to £7 Million turn over a year. Meet the Entrepreneur, Jim Reid

Jim Reid is the founder and Director at Jim Reid vehicle sales and he will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey at a local start-up event to inspire the next generation of North-East entrepreneurs. Leaving school…

Team FortyTwo Studio

Aberdeen design agency sweeps the board with nominations for national awards

An Aberdeen design agency has received nine nominations in the prestigious Drum Scottish Creative Awards. FortyTwo Studio based on Crown Street has received the nominations across five categories - Corporate/ Promotional literature, Corporate Identity, Packaging,…

Ecosse Subsea Systems managing director Mark Gillespie

Ecosse Subsea Systems scoop seabed project on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has been awarded a major seabed clearance project on the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. The project scope for Hornsea Project One export cables, located 120km off the Yorkshire coast, is…

How important are scaling companies? – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

If ever you needed proof that scaleups are the driving force for economic success, look no further than the latest announcement from Scottish Enterprise. The Scottish government’s enterprise agency has announced an enhanced service for…

M2 Subsea unveils purpose-built test tank in Westhill

M2 Subsea, a provider of ROV services, has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill. The indoor fresh water tank, which can hold 73,600 litres of water, has been…

New business and diversification opportunities flagged at oil and gas Share Fair

North Sea operators and contractors will share their forward activity plans with the supply chain at a major industry event in Aberdeen this November. Share Fair – organised by Oil & Gas UK – will…

Brian McQuade

Kier Construction Scotland turns over £150m for year end

Kier Construction Scotland, part of Kier Group plc, a UK property, residential, construction company, turned over in excess of £150m for the year to 30 June 2017. Kier Construction Scotland employs over 200 people from…

Martin Barnes

Seanamic Group appoints new CEO amid other management changes

International engineering corporation, the Seanamic Group, has appointed a new Group CEO amid a suite of management changes. Martin Barnes will assume the position with immediate effect, having successfully managed the acquisition of IMES International…

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