Staff from Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts celebrate raising over £100,000 for charity at the company’s Glasgow HQ on Bath Street

Glasgow-based Interstate Europe tops £100k of charitable support

The UK division of Glasgow-based Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, the third party hotel management company, has donated over £100,000 to charity in just 12 months. As part of the organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme,…

Dean Stott

Event: Lunch & learn with Dean Stott

Get Active & Free Your Mind with Dean Stott, ex-British Special Forces. In 2010 Dean suffered a life changing accident which not only halted his career but also meant he had to change his whole…

L to R: Adele Slater, Group Marketing Coordinator at Knight Property Group, who volunteers with Celebrate Aberdeen, with Fiona Heinonen, CSR Analyst at Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd.

£8,500 Nexen sponsorship boost for Celebrate Aberdeen

Organisers of Celebrate Aberdeen have welcomed a sponsorship boost from an oil and gas company as they aim to hold their largest ever event in the city this year. Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd have provided…

The fundraising group preparing to climb Lochnagar

Bancon employees scale Lochnagar to raise £7,000 for CLAN

After scaling 1,155 metres to the summit of Lochnagar last weekend, employees of Bancon Group have raised £7,000 for cancer support charity CLAN. A group of 11 employees of the Aberdeenshire housebuilder and construction group…

The Good Ideas Academy 2016-17

Scotland’s newest Social Entrepreneurs unveiled from the Good Ideas Academy

Have you ever spotted a problem that’s just waiting for the good idea that will solve it? We all have good ideas, but not many of us do anything about it. It takes determination, hard…

Trevor Garlick, Appeal Board Chair for Sue Ryder Dee View Court speaking at the event

Sue Ryder launches £3.9 million appeal for neurological care centre extension

Sue Ryder has launched a two-year Capital Appeal to raise £3.9 million to double the size of its Aberdeen-based neurological care centre, Dee View Court. The appeal was unveiled last night at the opening of…

Connect Three Solutions to support The Prince’s Trust with coaching for operational managers

Connect Three Solutions to support The Prince’s Trust with coaching for operational managers

Connect Three Solutions, specialists in Organisational Learning & Development, is to support youth charity The Prince’s Trust with a tailored coaching programme. The programme will be delivered to managers and senior managers in Glasgow over…

(L to R) Graham Clark, Land Rover Experience Scotland, Andrew Bradford, Kincardine Castle and Jim Smith, Flowline Specialists

Local Business Backs Series Of Local Summer Events

As part of its commitment to supporting local community projects, a north-east business has thrown its weight behind a number of events being held across Aberdeenshire this summer. Oldmeldrum-based Flowline Specialists is sponsoring four local…

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and Asda have teamed up to deliver the second Social Enterprise Supplier Academy with the aim of increasing the availability of social enterprise products for ethically-minded consumers on supermarket shelves

Scottish social enterprises audition for Asda listing

Eight social enterprises from Scotland have been selected for Asda’s second ever Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy, with the aim of securing a listing to increase their social impacts. The Asda Social Enterprise Supplier Development…

L to R. Derek Peacock, Niall Campbell, Stuart Henderson, Aileen Beverly, Gary Milne, Joe Morris, Patrick Gardiner and Alan Sneddon.

Stewart Milne Group’s Community Work Gives Helping Hand at Home and Abroad

Thanks to the generosity of the Stewart Milne Group and its employees, communities across Scotland and Africa have benefited from new communal green spaces, charitable donations and even new homes. More than 20 organisations, charities…

Vieira Brum’s Piper

Support needed to bring Brazilian Pipe Band to Granite City

Financial support from the North East is being sought to help bring a kilted Brazilian pipe band to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) this summer. Vieira Brum’s Piper, a ten-man pipe band that hails…

Artist's impression of Greyhope Bay

Harbour Board supports dolphin centre project with £20,000

Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded a contribution £10,000 per year of funding to Greyhope Bay to support the organisation’s development costs for the next 2 years. The project has bold plans to construct a world…

Jeanette Forbes

Jeanette Forbes named as new chairperson of type 1 diabetes charity

Entrepreneurial businesswoman Jeanette Forbes has been appointed Chairperson of the Scottish Development Group for type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF. Jeanette who is Chief Executive and founder of PCL Group, and a former Business Women Scotland…

SensationALL

£30,000 Apache donation to fund SensationALL state-of-the-art sensory room

Kingswells-based, Apache North Sea Limited, has donated £30,000 to SensationALL for the renovation and repurposing of their sensory room.  SensationALL is based in the Old Schoolhouse in Westhill and provide therapeutic activities and specialist support…

Nick Dalgarno, managing director at Simmons & Company International

North-east sports challenge fundraiser announces 2017 comeback

After a short break, one of the North-east’s premiere sports-themed fundraising dinner is back for 2017. Challenging the sporting knowledge of Aberdeen’s business community; the Simmons & Company International Sportschallenge event aims to raise thousands…

Tempo in Bon Accord shopping centre

Bon Accord wins national marketing award for Tempo

Bon Accord Shopping centre has received a Purple Apple award for it’s marketing efforts around Tempo, the innovative pay-per-minute space that opened in the centre in November. Awarded for its success in the Cause Related…

Keith Anderson

Children’s Charity Appoints New Trustees In Pivotal Year

Four highly respected leaders from the business world have been appointed to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation’s (SKFF) Board of Trustees. The Edinburgh-based charity has announced John Brodie - CEO of Scotmid, Keith Anderson - CEO…

Absafe provides local children with important safety lessons from its facility in the Bridge of Don

Could you and your colleagues be the next ABrentice?

Two local charities are collaborating in the hunt to find Aberdeen’s next great fundraising initiative. Absafe and AFC Community Trust are joining forces in The ABrentice, a fundraising competition where teams compete to come up…

Jenna McCall (SSPCA), Sam Begg (ASCO) & Jamie Marr (ASCO) with Salvo the horse

ASCO staff plan £50,000 charity donation for 50th anniversary

Staff at leading supply base operator ASCO have set their sights on a £50,000 fundraising target to celebrate the company’s landmark 50th anniversary. Since 2008, staff have raised over £100,000 for various charities which have…

SensationALL welcomes former charity CEO to Trustee board

Local disability charity, SensationALL, has welcomed Karen Farquhar to their Trustee board. Ms Farquhar was, for many years, CEO of Befriend a Child, a well-known Aberdeen charity supporting disadvantaged children and young adults in Aberdeen…

left to right: Mary McQueen, Partner McQueen Legal; Dot Mullally, Partner McQueen Legal; Jo Dallas, Christian Aid

Edinburgh Solicitors raises £6,155 for Will Aid Charity

Solicitors and estate agents McQueen Legal has raised £6,155 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign, making them the third highest donating firm in Scotland. McQueen Legal has now raised an…

John Watt

Board appointments at Social Investment Scotland

Scottish funder for the third sector, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is gearing up for continued growth with two new Board appointments. SIS has appointed Susan Younger and John Watt to the Board. John has also…

Collette Norval and Duncan Skinner

Aberdeen start-up wraps up deal with top flight football club

An Aberdeen clothing start-up, backed by social entrepreneur Duncan Skinner, has signed a licensing deal with Celtic FC and added BrewDog UK and The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk to its growing client list. Launched…

Pic courtesy Fly Cup Catering

Fly Cup Catering expansion plans needs corporate support

Inverurie based charity, Fly Cup Catering, which providing adults with a learning disability training and employment opportunities has to create a learning centre and meeting space on the upper storey of their current building. The…

Scottish culture success with £1.87 million from business partnerships

120 cultural projects have benefited from a collective investment of more than £1.87 million by partnering with Scottish business in what is being hailed as a decade of success for a pioneering programme that promotes…

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