Proserv has secured several contracts for its production control new-build and after-market services

Proserv secures multiple contract awards in Middle East

Aberdeen-based energy services company Proserv has been awarded a series of contracts worth a combined value of more than £8.4million for its production control new-build and after-market services in the Middle East. In the UAE, Proserv…

Neil Farish, CEO and founder, Relaymed

Scottish health tech startup inks North America deal with Siemens

Scottish health tech startup Relaymed has signed a deal with the healthcare unit of Siemens AG that will see its latest software rolled out across North America as part of a strategic alliance with one…

Hugh Fraser (left) of HFI Consulting International is welcomed to the Globalscot network by David Rennie, head of oil and gas at Scottish Enterprise

Hugh Fraser inducted into GlobalScot network

Lawyer and Middle East business expert Hugh Fraser has been inducted into a global networking initiative set up to help Scottish firms break international markets. The Aberdonian has joined Globalscot and hopes to help companies…

Liz Cameron

Scottish Chambers of Commerce opens China trade office

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has opened a new International Trade Office in the city of Yantai, China, as part of a trade mission by a Chambers’ delegation to explore new trading opportunities and links…

Jenny Ng, General Manager – South East Asia

Airpac Bukom appoints new General Manager for South East Asia

Aberdeen-based Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services has appointed Jenny Ng as General Manager for their South East Asia region. Jenny joins Airpac Bukom from SPX Flow where she most recently held the role of Vice President…

The proposed Courtyard by Marriott London Luton Airport hotel

Glasgow’s RBH to manage London Airport hotel

Glasgow-based Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH) is to manage the upcoming Courtyard by Marriott London Luton Airport hotel undertaken by Polcom Developments. The hotel is expected to open early in 2018. The new 250 bedroom modular build…

A Proserv technician working on the firm’s suite of decommissioning tooling.

Proserv secures significant Norwegian decommissioning project awards

Energy services company Proserv has recently been awarded three contracts worth a combined value of more than $2.5million (£1.95m) for decommissioning work in the Norwegian North Sea. The firm’s Stavanger facility will provide cutting services…

From left - Jacquie Boyd-Coleman & Laurna Woods

Beattie appoints new MD to drive business south of the border

Beattie, the creative communications group, has appointed Jacquie Boyd-Coleman as managing director of its offices in London, Essex and Cornwall. The appointment was announced as the agency celebrated her 15th anniversary with the company. She…

Graham Ault

Smarter Grid Solutions expands in flexible energy management market

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has formed a new business unit, based in its offices in Glasgow with a US market hub in New York City, serving the growing clean, decentralised energy operation and optimisation market.…

Talent Across Borders – International Human Resources Seminars in Aberdeen and London

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) will be hosting a unique mini-series of seminars in Aberdeen on 11 May and London on 25 May.  Talent Across Borders will address key challenges faced by senior leaders…

Rob Bain

Paradigm Flow Services reports brisk business in US

New technology from oil and gas services provider Paradigm Flow Services has secured a series of new contracts in the Gulf of Mexico. The Aberdeenshire-based company’s Flexi-Coil system is currently operating on a hat trick…

Bill Gaughan

999 Design celebrates 35 years of award-winning work

Brand agency 999 Design is celebrating its 35th anniversary – just two months after it won its 15th DBA design effectiveness award. The full service communications agency launched in Glasgow in May 1982 with the…

Bill White, group operations director, LLg, and Castle Li, general manager of COFCO in the tasting room at Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Group secures major Chinese deal

Independent Scottish distillers, the Loch Lomond Group (LLG), is expanding to China after securing a major distribution deal with one of the country’s leading companies. LLG’s milestone partnership with COFCO, the Chinese agriculture and food…

John D Connolly

Copylab Announces Major U.S. expansion

Copylab, one of the world’s biggest investment writing and communications agencies, has announced a major expansion of its U.S. operations. The company, which supports some of the largest asset managers globally, has added offices in…

Leonard J Guarisco

OEG Offshore merges with Louisiana Cargo & Logistics Specialist

OEG Offshore, a provider of cargo carrying units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry, has merged its US business with long established Louisiana based cargo unit and logistics specialist Paragon Industries,…

From left - Katarina Tehlirian and Euan Tait

ROVOP bolsters US team after winning £15million of multi-contract awards

Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has bolstered its US team after winning a raft of contracts worth around $19 million (£15million) including a two-year deal with a Houston-based global company. Euan…

A Scots lawyer whose expertise in international law and business has helped ambitious energy-focused firms break into new markets in the Middle East is relaunching the consultancy that made his name. Hugh Fraser will re-establish Hugh Fraser International (HFI) this summer after completing a four-year tenure heading up the Dubai offices of global law firm Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. An agreement allowing Mr Fraser to relaunch the consultancy – which he first set up in the Middle East in 2003 after a term as head of legal at John Wood Group in Aberdeen – takes effect from August 1. Mr Fraser will primarily be based in Dubai, but will also spend time at the firm’s offices in Aberdeen, Amsterdam and Saudi Arabia. HFI will specialise in the planning and execution of international business expansion projects for companies with advanced technology and know-how in the energy industry and water sector. Mr Fraser is currently the managing partner of Andrews Kurth Kenyon’s office in Dubai and helped to establish the firm’s operations in the UAE when it launched in 2013. Mr Fraser says, “The future for companies seeking to internationalise and establish a foothold in the Middle East and North Africa looks very bright in the short, medium and long term, with a range of niche opportunities opening up there and in a wider range of territories. “This is a very exciting time to relaunch the consultancy and to be supporting clients as they strive towards expansion. The MENA region has always been a key focus for HFI, with Saudi Arabia as the key priority market, but we anticipate countries including Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt – as well as East Africa and the East Mediterranean – are about to grow in relevance. “I am very pleased to have supported Andrews Kurth Kenyon to establish and grow its Middle East presence over the last four years, and I feel proud to have been a part of the firm’s global success story.” Mr Fraser has a strong track record in helping companies achieve growth plans in territories in the Middle East and North Africa. The relaunched consultancy will have particular focus on Saudi Arabia – a country which Mr Fraser predicts will experience a rise in joint venture projects over the next five years. He plans to relaunch HFI with a core team based in Dubai and Aberdeen, and drawing in the expertise and support of specialist consultants and in-country law firms where appropriate.

Hugh Fraser relaunches consultancy to help energy innovators capitalise on Middle East growth opportunities

A Scots lawyer whose expertise in international law and business has helped ambitious energy-focused firms break into new markets in the Middle East is relaunching the consultancy that made his name. Hugh Fraser will re-establish…

Ross Millar and Tom Brown of Lokring Northern providing Lokring training in Qatar

Lokring Northern targets Middle East for global expansion

Lokring Northern (UK), provider of weld equivalent fluid and gas transfer connectors, has expanded into the Middle East. With an initial focus on Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE, Lokring Northern is currently…

Austin Hay

Aberdeen Drilling Consultants announce new office in America with six figure contract wins

Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC), a specialist rig inspection company, has expanded its operations with a new office in Houston, Texas – winning several six figure contracts already this year.    With more than 30 years of…

Keith Adam

US market entry heralds growth opportunities for Polaris Learning

A Scottish training firm has announced a joint venture with a US-based energy company as its plans for international growth heat up. Polaris Learning will work together with Safety Management Systems (SMS), part of Acadian…

Richard Carroll

Equator grows leadership team with London-based BD director

Glasgow-based creative agency, Equator, has appointed Richard Carroll as its Business Development Director in London. Based in Equator’s Shoreditch office, Richard will be responsible for growing Equator’s impressive list of financial clients which include AXA Insurance,…

Kirk Hoffman, Director for Americas, 80:20

80:20 welcomes new Director

Procurement specialist 80:20 has appointed Kirk Hoffman as Director for the Americas region. Based in 80:20’s Houston offices, Kirk is looking to expand the company’s offering in Central and South America as part of his…

The XL150

Aleron Subsea in six figure ROV South East Asia deal

Aberdeenshire-based ROV solutions provider, Aleron Ltd has announced further success in 2017 with the announcement of a six-figure ROV sale to a new client in South East Asia – G8 Subsea. The XL150 has seen…

Tim Allan

Chambers of Commerce Network prepare for business mission to China

Together with Scottish Chambers of Commerce and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC), Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce have planned an 8-day business mission to China later this month. Between April 22 and…

Peter Bidewell, the Chief Marketing Officer at Applied Blockchain

Glasgow recruiter takes Blockchain event to London

Following on from the success of Scotland’s first major Blockchain event last September, Glasgow based MBN took the concept to London earlier this month. Following on from ScotChain16, the all-day CityChain17 event focused on answering…