Michelle Handforth

Aberdeen Harbour Board appoints new Chief Executive

Aberdeen Harbour Board has appointed Michelle Handforth as the new Chief Executive. Michelle, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, was recruited to succeed Colin Parker as Chief Executive.…

Keith Irving

Cycling worth over £500m a year to Scottish Economy

The first ever study to measure the total economic contribution of cycling to Scotland has found it is worth well over half a billion pounds each year. The study was commissioned by Cycling Scotland and…

BP awards Heriot-Watt University £1.25million for energy economics research

Heriot-Watt University has been awarded £1.25million by BP plc to continue its energy economics research and as the partner for its annual energy benchmark reports, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy and the BP…

Kecia McDougall

Craft distiller set to bring Scotland’s first eau de vie to market

A new micro distillery has opened its doors in Tayport, Fife, using locally sourced fruit and grain to produce Scotland’s first field to glass version of France’s famous eau de vie. Tay Spirit’s Never.25 infuses…

The team from Change Construction, Property & Infrastructure

Change strengthens construction and property division with senior hire

Change Recruitment has grown its construction, property and infrastructure division with the appointment of a senior construction recruitment specialist and five experienced consultants. Andrew Stephen has been appointed Director of Construction, Property & Infrastructure, bringing…

Left to right: David Drysdale - Pipelines, Industrial and Process Services Director, EnerMech Phil Bentley – Technical Director, EnerMech Roy Wood – Managing Director, Denholm Valvecare Ltd

EnerMech acquires Denholm Valvecare

EnerMech is expanding its valves division with the acquisition of the UK valves business of Denholm Valvecare (DV). The global integrated engineering services group has acquired the UK trade and assets of the valves division…

Vance Bell

Scottish Carpet Tile Manufacturer STS bought by Shaw Industries

Scotland-based carpet tile manufacturer Sanquhar Tile Services (STS) has been acquired by Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the largest carpet tile manufacturer in North America. This acquisition expands Shaw’s carpet tile footprint to meet the needs of its…

Shaf Rasul

Edinburgh property company kick-starts 2018 with £2m of acquisitions

Edinburgh-based property investment specialist SRA Ventures has kicked off 2018 by announcing a raft of acquisitions totalling more than £2million. The company has just concluded five separate deals including the purchase of a parade of…

Energy Development Centre at Aberdeen Energy Park

Kaseum Technology takes 5,000 sq.ft. at Aberdeen Energy Park

Kaseum Technology Ltd has agreed a five-year lease for Units 1 and 2 at the Energy Development Centre. The units extend to just over 5,000 sq ft and the annual rental is £65,270 (£13 per…

Media Awards winners

Top journalist announced at Highlands & Islands Media Awards

Craig Taylor, a senior reporter with the Orcadian, has been named Diageo Journalist of the Year at the annual Highlands and Islands Media Awards. Craig was the unanimous choice of the judges for his strength…

From left - Mark Kemp, Ross Thomson and Sam Longmire

Aberdeen brand agency celebrates new business success

Brand agency FortyTwo Studio has secured new contracts for brand and digital services worth more than £180,000. This follows a successful 2017 that saw the company increase turnover by 30%. An increased demand for brand,…

Jo Chidley

Beautiful business opens up natural growth opportunities – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

I am very attracted to positive people. The energy they exude is like the warmth from the sun, I can’t help but bask in it. Sometimes I don’t even need to see them to feel…

Nicola Rollings

Anderson Anderson & Brown appoints new restructuring manager

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has appointed Nicola Rollings as Restructuring Manager in their growing Restructuring & Recovery (R2) division. Nicola, who…

Left to right : Joseph Bowie (Lender Services Operations Director) Mike Sinclair (Senior Property partner), Myra Scott (partner and Head of Lender Services Practice Group), Jacqueline Law (Managing Partner), Laura Browne (partner), Matthew Wightman (partner, Lender Services Practice Group)

New partners appointed to Aberdein Considine litigation team

Aberdein Considine has boosted the strength of its finance and banking litigation team with the appointment of two senior lawyers from Ascent Performance Group.   Myra Scott has joined the firm as partner and Head of…

Patricia Molina

Edinburgh engineers new watch design winds up in Tate

Two civil engineers based in Edinburgh have secured an order for their unique timepieces from the illustrious Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London. Patricia Molina (30) and her partner Hector Patoo (29) used their…

Russell Dalgleish

Russell Dalgleish: “You are from Scotland? We love Edinburgh”

“You are from Scotland? We love Edinburgh". This was the line that greeted me on a recent trip to Dubai – yes, as the founder of Scottish Business Network, life is a hard slog. It…

Craig Somers

Homecoming for local chef who returns to iconic restaurant

The Silver Darling, which was acquired by independent hospitality business, The McGinty’s Group at the end of September 2017, has reopened following a significant refurbishment which will transform the restaurant with stylish interiors and a…

Campbell Newell

Marks & Clerk tops Scottish trade mark rankings

Marks & Clerk, the international intellectual property (IP) firm, has been identified as a top ranking firm for trade mark prosecution in Scotland. The firm, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, was given the…

Veitchi Zumbathon Fundraiser 2017

Veitchi Gives raises £35,000 during centenary year

Veitchi Gives, a charitable initiative set up by the Veitchi Group to mark the firm’s 100th anniversary, has raised nearly £35,000 for its 17 chosen charities. The Cambuslang-based construction sub-contactor achieved the milestone by staging…

Scott Garden

New addition for the Hutcheon Mearns specialist team

Scott Garden CA is to join the Hutcheon Mearns team as a Senior Specialist.  This new appointment is the result of the increased demand for the unique services of the Hutcheon Mearns team.  The Specialists team…

Jim McColl

Billionaire Scotsman proposes new Scottish Bank

One of the richest men in Scotland has proposed launching a new Scottish bank to fund growing businesses the Herald has reported. Jim McColl, the billionaire boss of investment vehicle Clyde Blowers Capital brought up…

Glenn Allison

Stewart Milne grows in North-west England after doubling sales

Stewart Milne Homes is targeting further growth in the North West of England, after a buoyant end to 2017 and encouraging start to 2018. The Aberdeen-based firm, which established its English operation in Manchester in…

Nigel Forrest

Allied Surveyors Scotland expands into St Andrews

Allied Surveyors Scotland Plc has appointed Nigel Forrest as a Director to head the valuation department of its new office in St Andrews. Nigel, who joins the business from another national firm, will play a key…

Dee Gin

Twin River Distillery Launched Exclusive River Dee Gin

Twin River Distillery will officially launch its exclusive ‘Dee Gin’ at the opening ceremony of the 2018 fishing season on the River Dee today, February 1st 2018. Dee Gin was developed as part of the River…

Skypark

NORR takes 6,312 sq. ft. at Glasgow’s Skypark

NORR has agreed to take 6,312 sq. ft. of office space on a 10 year lease, that will take effect from February. Bob Hall, managing director of NORR said, “Having spent 15 years in the…