Liz Hall

Glasgow hotel sector fastest growing in UK but Edinburgh sees decline

The hotel sector in Glasgow is growing faster than in any other city in the UK, with the average cost for an overnight stay in Scotland’s largest city climbing 7.5% in the first half of 2018 with…

Simon Cowie, managing partner at Infinity Partnership

Twelve accountancy award nominations for Aberdeen practice

Infinity Partnership, the Aberdeen-based accountancy and business advisory firm, has been nominated for 12 national awards. The company’s latest success is being shortlisted eight times – the most of any company – at the 2018…

From left to right; AAB’s Mairi MacIver, Kevin Mooney and Hilary Dyson.

AAB expands cloud accounting & advisory team

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has expanded its cloud accounting and outsourcing team in the central belt. In response to a…

L to R – James Gregg and Dave Acton

Motive to expand with creation of Netherlands joint venture

Motive Offshore Group is continuing to expand its global presence with the announcement of a joint venture in the Netherlands. The marine equipment specialist, which is headquartered in Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, has joined forces with Rotterdam-based…

Magnus platform (Image source: BP)

Oil and gas sales value risen by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to new figures

Oil and gas sales value in Scotland has risen by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to new figures. The Oil and Gas Production Statistics for Scotland 2017-18, released today also shows that despite the…

Michael Reid, managing partner, Meston Reid & Co

Michael Reid: Is personal liability the way to tighten insolvency issues?

Recently-published UK government proposals to tighten up insolvency laws and address the business practice of ‘phoenixing’ have put a fresh spotlight on a notoriously tricky area of financial regulation. Under the plans, company directors who…

Andy Pag

Round-the-world adventurer is speaker at E-Reps Forum

An adventurer who travelled the world in a beat-up bus powered by used cooking oil is one of the speakers at this year’s E-Reps Forum. Journalist Andy Pag will highlight sustainability issues at the annual Aberdeen event…

The EnteroBiotix team

Licence approval and new CEO for EnteroBiotix

EnteroBiotix, the Aberdeen-based clinical stage microbiome therapeutics company, has been granted a manufacturers ‘specials’ licence from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to further its therapeutic and product pipeline. EnteroBiotix has also appointed…

Stephen Steele

Ashtead appoints new corporate development director

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director. Mr Steele brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience…

Sheena Anderson of AABi with Fletcher Riach & Riley Reid (right) taking part in the Grass Roots golf programme at the Paul Lawrie Foundation.

Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative raises £100,000 for good causes

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has this month made a very big thank you to its staff following an incredible amount of…

Heather Smallwood

Heather Smallwood: The war for talent in Scotland’s energy sector

Scotland’s energy sector is rarely out of the news. Accounting for up to 20% of our national GDP, the industry has a nationwide reach and its success or failure can have far-reaching consequences. Here in…

David McIntyre

Subsea technology innovator secures £500k funding for growth

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided a £500,000 Export Finance facility to Subsea Technologies Limited (STL), an international engineering business, specialising in subsea hydraulic and mechanical connectors. Established in Aberdeen in 2010, STL clients have included Shell,…

Significant year for Aberdeen-based John Lawrie Group

John Lawrie Group more than doubles operating profit

The past year has been a significant one in the life-cycle of John Lawrie Group, the Aberdeen-headquartered metal recycling, decommissioning and steel tubulars business. November saw the completion of a private equity backed management buy-out. …

Kenny Graham

Further team expansion at Phil Anderson Finance

Phil Anderson Financial Services has continued its growth plans with the appointment of Kenny Graham as a mortgage and protection adviser. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Commenting on the appointment Phil Anderson, Managing Director of Phil Anderson Financial…

Joanna MacDonald & Jennifer Linton

Aberdeen hair and beauty salon wins at national Hair Magazine awards

Linton & Mac, the Aberdeen-based hair and beauty salon based on Netherkirkgate, is celebrating after winning at this year’s Hair Magazine Awards. The salon was named as the winner in the Regional Salon category for Scotland at the…

Aberdeen tech start-up sets record time for subsea scanning saving Operator 50% of project cost

An Aberdeenshire technology start-up company has produced 3d scan data for a major North Sea Operator saving them approximately £1.3million or 50% of the usual cost. Viewport 3, based in Ellon were contracted to work…

Dave McGinlay

First Marine Solutions investment yields positive start to financial year

First Marine Solutions (FMS), the Aberdeen-based mooring equipment specialist has reported a strong start to the financial year. Following on from the appointment of a new management team in May, the Aberdeen-based mooring services company…

David Melhuish

Latest commercial property market report shows changing picture

The latest analysis of commercial property sales across Scotland by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) reflects a shift in fortunes for the nation’s major cities over the three months from April to June 2018. For…

North-east’s generosity shines through as over £14,000 is raised for charities

The city’s Bon Accord centre has raised an outstanding £14,375 for children’s charities through its series of summer activities. The centre introduced an indoor beach and both Little Bounce and Big Bounce events to delight…

Charlene O’Conner, Chief Executive of Fueltone

Fueltone increases turnover 20% to £684k

Aberdeen-based Fueltone, a provider of fuel additives and engine treatments for domestic and commercial vehicles, is celebrating a successful financial year. Comparing year-on-year figures, the company reports a 20% increase in turnover in the past…

Bob MacDonald

Wood awarded maintenance data build contract by Total Denmark E&P

Wood has secured a new four-year contract with Total Denmark E&P to provide the development and delivery of a significant operations readiness assurance scope for the Tyra redevelopment project, located 225 kilometres west of Esbjerg.…

A CGI of the Crawford Road development

CALA gets go ahead for new Inverurie development

Aberdeenshire Council has approved plans for a new residential development by CALA Homes in Inverurie, the first time the housebuilder has built family homes in the town. The development – located in the Conglass area, on…

The Spiritualist brings new vibes to Aberdeen

The Spiritualist, situated on Langstane Place, is Aberdeen's newest bar and restaurant and run by the owners of Copper Blossom in Edinburgh and Church on the Hill in Glasgow.    Area Manager for The Spiritualist, Christian…

Aberdeen Airport voted ‘worst’ airport in Scotland for the last four years

Aberdeen International airport has been rated the worst airport in Scotland for the last four years running, according to the latest Which? Travel airport survey. Passengers who used the airport panned its lack of seating,…

L to R - Lauren Thompson, Barry Brander and Ellen Smith

James Milne strengthens team with new appointments

A north-east accountancy firm has strengthened its team by recruiting a new manager and promoting two members of staff to senior roles. James Milne has recruited Barry Brander to the position of tax manager in…