STATS Group chairman Pete Duguid, left, and chief executive officer Leigh Howarth

Birthday and $20 million contract double celebration for STATS Group

STATS Group is celebrating two decades in business with the award of its largest contract to date. The pipeline technology specialist, formed in Aberdeen on this day (16 February) in 1998, has secured a contract…

Finding a nook for the book – High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Reading used to be a huge part of my life – and then I had kids. Now, with a three and six year old, I feel like time to read is time stolen, squirreled away,…

Alasdair Green

Alasdair Green: Incubate Business Growth with AAB

Growth is a natural strategic objective for most businesses, as a means of creating increasing value and rewards for owners and employees. However, in our experience, prevailing political and economic uncertainty may be shaping behaviour…

Sonya Angus

Award-winning north-east independent retailer smashes first year targets

Sonya Angus, owner of the award-winning Cults-based independent boutique Sonya Angus: Gifts, Furniture and Interiors, has announced her spectacular first year achievements. After launching in December 2016, the start-up rapidly became a big hit with…

Motive Offshore supplies HPU unit for US theme park attraction

A North-east offshore services firm has completed an unusual project to fabricate equipment for a major hydraulics company which in turn supplied a US theme park attraction. Motive Offshore Group, which is headquartered in Boyndie near…

Left to right Kiran Chandrasekharan, Andrew Munro, Gabriela Enache and Luigi Napolitano

Rigmar Group makes several new appointments to meet global demand

An Aberdeen-based inspection, maintenance and marine services group has appointed several new members of staff to further strengthen and establish its service offering across the globe. Rigmar Group, comprising Rigmar Services and Interocean Marine Services, has…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 important lessons I learned from other people in 2017

Well, 2017 really did turn out to be one hell of a year - and not entirely in a good way. But memorable it most certainly was, along with interesting and character-defining.  And the upside of…

Katherine Monro, Graham + Sibbald (by Stewart Attwood)

Graham + Sibbald hire Katherine Monro from Knight Frank

Property sector stalwart Katherine Monro has moved from Knight Frank to join Graham + Sibbald as Head of Agency - Aberdeen. Katherine joins the firm after over a decade at Knight Frank and brings experience of working across Scotland’s…

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton

Ecosse Subsea Systems focus on global expansion

Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), has taken further steps to strengthen its management team and to boost international sales with a senior appointment. Andy Readyhough will be charged with global business development for…

Sian Lloyd Rees

Aker Solutions Names New Country Manager for the UK

Aker Solutions has appointed Sian Lloyd Rees as UK Country Manager, based in Aberdeen. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Sian has held a number of leadership roles in both blue chip and…

2018 Life with Style Awards

2018 Life with Style Awards Launched

Now in their 10th year the 2018 ‘Life with Style Awards’ have launched and applications are now open and North-east of Scotland companies are being urged to put themselves forward. Ken Massie, one of the head…

Richard Kent (r) and Jacob Whitaker (l) of Greenman Woodworking with Councillor Peter Argyle (centre)

Aberdeenshire’s small businesses urged to consider support from First Employee Grant Scheme

Small businesses in their first stages of growth in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider whether a recently relaunched grant could help them expand. The First Employee Grant Scheme offers £1,000 to businesses taking on…

Colette Cohen

Technology Centre celebrates first year with £37 million co-invested

In just 12 months, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre has co-invested £37 million in more than 70 projects to develop and deploy new technology that could transform the future of the UK North Sea.…

From left - Graham Morgan, Jordan Rowson and Russell Whyte

Entrepreneurs and business leaders invited to apply for 19th annual Elevator Awards

Members of the North-east business community are being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Elevator Awards, the region’s prestigious awards ceremony dedicated to recognising the outstanding achievements and commitments made by business leaders and entrepreneurs…

Gordon Dewar

Mixed fortunes at Scottish airports for January

Edinburgh Airport saw the busiest January ever with 837,542 passengers passing through Scotland’s busiest airport last month, a 7.1% increase on January 2017 while Glasgow Airport saw a 3% decrease to 579,888 passengers passing through its…

Members of BNI Moray

New BNI business networking group for Moray

A new business networking group has been formally launched in Elgin. BNI Moray, which has 20 members and is looking for more, meets every Friday at the Elgin Youth Cafe from 6.30am to 9.30am. BNI Scotland North has 17…

Sheena Martin and Lynette Summers of Keltic Accounting

Inverurie Accounting firm continues expansion

An Inverurie Accountancy firm continues its expansion with the appointment of Lynette Summers as Associate Director, bringing the staff complement to nine. Keltic Accounting in Port Elphinstone has seen continued growth in its client base…

Looking for funding to grow or start your business?

Aberdeen City Council is a member of Business Loans Scotland, a consortium of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, offering loan finance to new and growing small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Business Loans Scotland offers gap…

L-R: Bruce Stuart and Gavin Cowie pictured at Subsea Expo 2018

Interventek appoints new Sales and Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has appointed Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Bruce Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil…

The Statoil building at Prime Four Business Park

Drum sells Prime Four Statoil building for £18.7m

Drum Property Group has sold a 45,000 sq. ft. office at Prime Four Business Park, Aberdeen for £18.7m to international investment group, Golden Globe Ltd. The purpose-built complex is let on a long-term lease to Statoil…

Chris Foy, chief executive of VisitAberdeenshire

VisitAberdeenshire wins national tourism trade award

VisitAberdeenshire was presented with the Judges' Commendation Award at the national UKinbound Annual Convention and awards in Cardiff on Thursday 8 February, for its work promoting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire as a top tourism destination to…

Deirdre Michie

New faces at Oil & Gas UK

Oil & Gas UK has appointed two new key appointments as it adapts and evolves to fully meet its members’ needs. Gareth Wynn has taken on the post of Director of the Stakeholder and Communications Team which includes external affairs,…

OPITO director Christine Currie (back) with Aberdeen Grammar School pupils

Next generation dive into subsea event for career help

More than 100 secondary school pupils from the north-east of Scotland had the chance to wear diving suits, control a subsea power turbine and work offshore using virtual reality tech as part of OPITO’s Energise…

TWMA

TWMA secures contract with AGR and Decipher Energy

TWMA, a provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has secured a six-figure contract with Decipher Energy. The three month project will see TWMA provide an at source drilling waste management package at the Orlando…

Karina Emslie

Oil and gas redundancy provides mum with design for success

Being made redundant from her job in oil and gas six months into her maternity leave forced Karina Emslie to re-evaluate her career goals. Nearly two years on, and taking inspiration from her son Mallku,…