John Warrender

Decom North Sea Appoints new Chief Executive

Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive. John brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience to the position. His work with…

‘Facility of the Future’ initiative to transform oil and gas developments

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has launched an industry-backed ‘Facility of the Future’ initiative that could halve the cost of developing and operating an oil and gas facility and help unlock more than 3.5…

Muchacho

Mexican Street Food Brand Muchacho Expands into Dundee

Aberdeen-based Mexican street food outlet has opened its doors to a second outlet in Dundee on the city’s Nethergate. The 1000 sq ft eatery is designed to encapsulate the vibrant colours, textures and sounds straight from…

New £1.5m digital & entrepreneurship hub announced for city centre Aberdeen

A dedicated regional hub for digital and entrepreneurship activity is being developed in Aberdeen by private sector economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE) in partnership with CodeBase and Robert Gordon University (RGU). A £1.5…

Scottish property managers grow its network with new city centre home

Aberdeenshire property management services and letting agents, The Property Management Company (PMC) is to open the new 1500 sq ft premises on Holburn Street, Aberdeen after securing a £105,000 funding package from the Bank of Scotland…

Scott Martin

Glacier Energy Services aquires Aberdeen Radiators

Glacier Energy Services has completed the acquisition of Aberdeen Radiators from G&M Radiator, as it moves to strengthen its heat exchanger proposition in the UK’s offshore market. Aberdeen Radiators was founded in 1983 before being…

Darren Martin

Wood creates new role of Chief Technology Officer

Wood has created a new role of Chief Technology Officer with the appointment of Darren Martin.  As part of the broader strategy to differentiate Wood’s capabilities across energy and industrial markets, he will redefine the digital…

John Milne, Engineering Manager at Hiretech

Rental firm makes further investment to meet increasing industry demand

Equipment rental specialist Hiretech Limited is investing over £1 million in additional equipment this year to meet industry demand. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The firm has seen a dramatic upturn in business since mid 2017 and is…

Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport MD stands down

Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport, has announced her decision to step down from her role at the end of July after 10 years with the business. Carol first joined Aberdeen International Airport…

Amy Tyler

Aberdeen office market continues to improve

The Aberdeen office market has continued its steady start to 2018 into the second quarter with a further 89,776 sq ft of office space transactions, almost mirroring take-up in the first quarter (88,774 sq ft)…

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, receives her OBE from the Queen

activpayroll CEO gets her OBE

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll has received an OBE for her services to business in Scotland and abroad at an Investiture held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] Alison was one of three people from…

Peterhead Port

Aberdeenshire economy buzzing with activity as Economic Strategy updated to reflect positive outlook

A range of local business developments which demonstrate the strengths of the area’s economy have been welcomed by Aberdeenshire Council, as a new economic action plan for the area is introduced to reflect a more…

EC-OG named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment

EC-OG have been named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment. After successfully being shortlisted to represent the UK, EC-OG’s Subsea Power Hub was put forward in the ‘Product’ category to…

Andrew Byers

Air Control Entech appoints new Non-Executive Director

Air Control Entech (ACE) has appointed Andrew Byers as a new Non-Executive Director. Andrew has worked in the Oil and Gas technology space since 1998, and brings a wealth of commercial, operational and general management skills.…

Scott Leonard, founder and recruitment director at Aberdeen-based Engage Talent Partners

New recruitment firm launches in Aberdeen

A new business offering a more joined-up approach to recruitment has launched in Aberdeen. Scott Leonard, founder and recruitment director at Engage Talent Partners, believes his firm’s partnership model is the way forward in finding…

Kevin Giles

New Sales and Marketing Director to spearhead growth at READ Cased Hole

Production and integrity evaluation specialist, READ Cased Hole Ltd has appointed Kevin Giles to its senior management team as Sales and Marketing Director. Based in Aberdeen, Kevin is responsible for identifying and leading strategic global…

ROVOP CEO Steven Gray

ROVOP reports record revenue and profits

Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) operator ROVOP Limited, has reported record revenues and employee numbers for the company. The firm boosted its turnover by 39% to £19.7m, despite very challenging market conditions and continued pricing…

The Silver Fin Building on Union Street in Aberdeen

Barclays to relocate Aberdeen team to the Silver Fin building

Barclays is to move its Aberdeen based team into The Silver Fin Building on Union Street. The bank has taken a suite on the sixth floor extending to 3,150 sq ft on a ten year lease,…

The Mansion House

Elgin’s Mansion House Hotel and Country Club sold for sum “in excess of asking price”

The Mansion House Hotel and Country Club in Elgin has been sold to Trivelles Hotels and Resorts for a sum in excess of the asking price of £975,000. The property, a former baronial mansion house…

AAB’s Senior Upstream Oil & Gas Team - John Black, Graeme Robertson, Ian McPherson and Alasdair Green

New upstream oil & gas appointment at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Graeme Robertson as Senior Manager in their specialist joint venture and…

BP and Conoco in North Sea and Alaska assets swap

BP and ConocoPhillips are to swap assets in a deal will see the British oil giant increase its stake in the Claire field to 45.1 %. The agreement sees ConocoPhillips selling 16.5 % while still…

Left to right Cameron Beattie, Pauline Williamson, Margaret Dornan, Marlene Homer, Jean Stott, Lauren Thompson (Associate, James Milne), Mike Williamson Back row: Sarah Cocker, Richard Christie (partner, James Milne).

James Milne acquires accountancy firms in Banchory and Turriff

A north-east accountancy firm has acquired two Aberdeenshire businesses in a period of rapid growth this summer. Chartered accountants James Milne has acquired Williamsons Chartered Accountants in Banchory and Tax U Save Limited in Turriff.…

(L-R): Mark Mathers, Kevin Stride, Richard Baron and Jo McIntosh

New owners focused on continued growth for Urbane Media

A north east video production specialist has rebranded following a change in ownership and set its sights on further expansion over the coming months. Urbane Media will build upon the success experienced by Fennel Media…

Gordon Steele

Gordon Steele: Understanding the value of your business

There are many reasons for valuing private business whether you are considering investing, selling, transferring an interest in a business, setting up a tax efficient employee ownership scheme or looking to resolve a dispute. Whatever…

John Irvine

Bancon Group reports robust results and return to profit

Bancon Group has announced robust results for the year ending 31 March 2018. The independent Aberdeenshire housebuilder and construction group has seen a 25% increase in turnover to £69million from £55million in 2017 and a…