Jim Cargill

PlanSea and ION to collaborate to optimize offshore supply vessel logistics

Aberdeen based PlanSea Solutions Limited and ION Geophysical Corporation of Houston are to collaborate to improve the efficiency of offshore supply vessel logistics. By embedding PlanSea’s logistics optimization algorithms into ION’s Marlin offshore operations optimization…

Chris Gilmour

Beattie sets up reputation management business in Canada

Beattie, the integrated communications agency, is continuing to expand in Canada with the launch of a specialist crisis communications boutique. Only two months ago, Beattie announced a merger with British Columbia-based Tartan Group to form…

Mike Arnold, CEO of M² Subsea

M2 Subsea Secures Vessel Alliance in Gulf of Mexico

Aberdeen-based M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has formed an alliance with vessel operator, Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico. The alliance will see…

Inverlochy Castle

Scottish hotel management company launches Caribbean division

Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), the team behind some of Scotland’s best known luxury hotels, is swapping glens and lochs for sun and sea to launch a new hotel management company in the Caribbean –…

Mark Millar

Netflix buys comic-book publisher created by Scotsman Mark Millar

Internet streaming giant Netflix has bought Millarworld, the comic-book publishing firm founded by Scotsman Mark Millar, creator of characters and stories including Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Terms of the transaction, which in the…

From left- Laurna Woods and Deirdre Campbell

Creative communications group Beattie merges with Canada’s Tartan Group

Beattie, the creative communications group, has underlined its commitment to Canada by forming a new company with British Columbia based Tartan Group. Beattie Tartan will have offices in Toronto, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver, as well…

Peter Adam

Add Energy wins $600k BP Trinidad and Tobago contract

Add Energy, the international energy consultancy provider, has been awarded a maintenance build contract with BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC for work on the Angelin gas field, a development located 60 km offshore Trinidad and…

Robin Watson

Wood Group wins Husky White Rose engineering contract

Husky Energy has awarded Wood Group a multi-million dollar contract to complete detailed engineering for the topsides of White Rose, a concrete gravity-based structure wellhead platform planned for offshore eastern Canada. The project includes procurement…

From left -Jessica McAndrew and Laurna Woods

Beattie ramps up International expansion

Beattie, the creative communications group, has vowed to speed up its international expansion to compensate for Britain’s climate of uncertainty following the general election. The firm announced it was opening in Canada after the UK…

Jim Nixon

Two new board members for Tendeka

Tendeka has appointed Jim Nixon and Bill Wright to its board of directors Joining the board in the role of Chairman and Non-Executive Director is Jim Nixon. Jim is the current CEO and Chairman of…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

From left - Christopher Edgar and Alison Sellar

activpayroll continues global expansion with additional USA office

activpayroll, the Aberdeen headquartered global payroll and tax compliance specialist has launched an additional USA office. The Florida branch opened this month to further strengthen activpayroll’s operations across the Americas and continue to support clients…

Dr Lena Wilson

Scottish investment fund opens in the US

Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity is to open its first US office in San Francisco. Par Equity facilitates investment into smaller companies with high growth potential and has launched a $125 million fund, focussed…

Dr Lena Wilson

American firms invest £6.3m in Scotland

Three American firms are investing £6.3 million in Scotland, creating or safeguarding 44 jobs in the data analytics and life sciences sectors, it was confirmed today. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the announcements from Spiritus…

Packaging design for Commonwealth Brewing Co based in Virginia, USA.

Scottish Design agency finds growth in craft drinks niche

A Scottish craft drinks design agency has just finished a major project for Fuller, Smith and Turner, one of the UK’s largest breweries. Glasgow-based Thirst have worked with Fuller’s to create a new design system…

Peterson partners with Port Cameron to develop Gulf of Mexico port facility

International energy logistics provider Peterson has signed a teaming partnership agreement with Port Cameron LLC, to develop a state-of-the-art port and supply base facility in the Gulf of Mexico. Peterson will provide logistics consultancy services…

From left - Laurna Woods, Beattie Group CEO and Alison Clarke

Beattie hires former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke as Only Marketing Chairman

Beattie, the creative communications group, has signed Alison Clarke, the former chief of Grayling as the Chairman of Only Marketing, the group’s specialist marketing brand. Her appointment follows hard on the heels of the group…