Alan Hamilton

Johnston Carmichael boosts corporate finance team with new appointments

Accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its Corporate Finance Team with an appointment at director level and the promotion of a new head of corporate finance. Alan Hamilton, a chartered accountant, with 20…

Angela Balteskard and Jan Bertelsen

Key appointments made at Norwegian-British Chamber

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has announced two key appointments as it looks to bolster its platform for business in 2018. The organisation, which has its HQ in London and a branch in Aberdeen,…

Leah Hutcheon, Chief Executive of Appointedd

Scottish business figures react to budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget earlier this week and it was broadly welcomed by Scottish business figures, SBNN caught up with several of them after the budget proposals were announced. Jumpstart, the UK’s…

68 companies apply for latest offshore licensing round

The United Kingdom’s latest offshore licensing round has attracted 96 applications covering 239 blocks in the main oil and gas producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Applications were received from 68 companies ranging…

Craig Hutcheon

Hutcheon Mearns launch integrated finance model

Hutcheon Mearns, the Aberdeen based finance advisory and resourcing business, has launched a fully integrated model which is unique to the local market and provides clients with an unrivalled range of accountancy and finance support…

Donald Brown

Key appointment strengthens Stork’s Asset Integrity focus

Stork has strengthened it’s senior management with the appointment of Donald Brown to the role of Asset Integrity Director for UK, Middle East and Africa. Donald takes on the position with immediate effect and will…

Pete & Emma McArthur receive their Overall Dealer of the Year Award from Des Boyd, Sales Director of sponsor Kramp and Duncan Murray-Clarke owner of Service Dealer

Aberdeenshire forest & garden machinery dealer wins industry’s top two awards

Strathbogie Forest & Garden Limited the forest and garden machinery and service business based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire has won the 2017 Forest Equipment Dealer of the Year Award and also the Overall Dealer Of the…

Sam Robson & Ken Park

Aberdeen aesthetics clinics collaborate to offer regulated treatments to North-east patients

Two Aberdeen clinics are forming an alliance to offer joint professional medical and aesthetic services to patients across the North-east. The arrangement between aesthetic clinic, Temple Medical, and The Aberdeen Clinic, which offers surgical cosmetic…

Mackie’s hits fifth place in UK premium ice cream sales

Latest figures have revealed that Scotland’s most popular ice cream brand has enjoyed significant growth south of the border as summer sales increased by 10%. Mackie’s of Scotland now sits fifth in the table of…

Expro well testing

Expro secures $5m North Sea well testing contract

Oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a five year contract extension for surface well testing services across several assets for an operator in the UK North Sea. The $5million contract includes the clean-up of…

Douglas Martin

AAB complete a record number of transactions in October

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, has successfully completed seven transactions during October 2017, covering a range of sectors including Oil &…

From the left, Sian Odgers, Business Services Director of activpayroll and Graham McKechnie, Global Tax Director of activpayroll.

activpayroll expands in Edinburgh with new office and treble the staff

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital. activpayroll’s Edinburgh operation started…

Fife Fabrications

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer undergoes seven-figure management buy-out

Fife-based precision sheet metal manufacturer, Fife Fabrications, has secured a seven-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to assist the company in undertaking a management buy-out. The company will now be owned and operated…

Helen Brown with Managing Partner, Graeme Allan

New international tax director at AAB

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Helen Brown as International Tax Director. Helen, who trained with AAB qualifying…

John Friel

GA North West outlines plans for growth after £450,000 investment

A Lancashire-based engineering firm which is part of Dundee-based Pryme Group,  has announced details of a £450,000 investment that will enhance its current machining capabilities and allow the business to stay competitive across multiple industry sectors.…

Jennifer Young

Ledingham Chalmers turnover ahead of projections at £11.5million

Turnover at legal firm Ledingham Chalmers was just over £11.5million, compared with around £12.3million the year before; with profits down marginally from £3.8million to £3.4million. The firm, with offices in Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh,…

Well-Centric awarded £300,000 per year North Sea well integrity contract

Well-Centric, an independent specialist operating in the well integrity and production technology sectors of the oil and gas industry, has secured a contract worth up to £300,000 per year with independent exploration and production company, Chrysaor.…

John Lawrie Group senior management team (L to R) - Iain Laing, Vic Sinclair, Dave Weston (front), Charlie Parker and Ray Grant

John Lawrie Group acquired by management and investors

Metal reprocessing, tubular supply and decommissioning company John Lawrie Group has been acquired by its management in partnership with Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint as it gears up for an expansion of its business in the…

l-r: Stuart Pender, Executive Chairman and Bruce Evans, Chief Executive of Lomond Capital

New CEO and CFO at Lomond Capital in preparation for London market entry

Lomond Capital, the rapidly expanding property group, has announced a senior management restructure as it prepares for fresh acquisitions in London and the South of England. The group has appointed banking stalwart Pete Flockhart as…

Nick Waight

New MD for AECC appointed

Nick Waight has been appointed as the new Managing Director of AECC Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) ahead of its move to a new purpose-built home in 2019. The former Managing Director of Group…

Rob Turnbull of ThinJack

ThinJack introduces new security product to African market

Aberdeenshire-based oil service company ThinJack Ltd has launched NuttySecurity with particular focus on the Nigerian and Egyptian markets. The technology is delivered in collaboration with representatives in Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt and ThinJack is…

Briggs Marine awarded six-year framework with SSEN

Marine contractors Briggs Marine, has secured a place on a six-year framework agreement with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the replacement and maintenance of its subsea cable assets. The framework was awarded in…

Clare Scott

Five lessons business people can learn from athletes

Seeking inspiration but bored with traditional business bibles? Here are some hidden gems from top athletes that are equally applicable to the world of work: Starting out “You don’t have to be great to start…

Martin Byers

Netco unveils plans for £10m mountain bike park in Aberdeenshire

Plans to build a “world-class” £10m mountain bike park and adventure centre with snow sports in Aberdeenshire have been launched. Aberdeenshire-based charity Netco revealed its aspirations to deliver the north-east’s largest mountain bike infrastructure project,…

Tom Cross

Profitable year at Parkmead Group

Parkmead Group, the Aberdeen-based UK and Netherlands focused independent energy group made a  gross profit for the year ended 30 June 2017 of £1.2 million compared to a loss of £4.6 million last year. The…