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Generous Aberdeen businesses band together to raise...

A NUMBER of Aberdeen-based businesses have collectively raised and donated £30,000 to a local charity, following the cancellation of the annual CALA Homes business...

Stena picks IceMAX drillship for Bahamas Petroleum...

BAHAMAS Petroleum Company (BPC) said today Aberdeen-headquartered Stena Drilling, had nominated a drillship for its Covid-delayed Perseverance well. BPC said the Stena IceMAX vessel would...

Car park planning application to be reviewed

A PREVIOUSLY rejected planning application to build a car park on an unused plot of land at an Aberdeen business park will be reviewed. GSS...

Aberdeen tool and drilling manufacturer expands head...

WESTHILL-based Sub-drill is expanding its head office to assist with "global demand" for its products. The tool and drilling manufacturer is currently building a new...

Featured Stories

Aberdeenshire businessman creates a handy solution

AN Aberdeenshire businessman has partnered with AFC Community Trust to deliver a product that encourages people to keep their hands clean, and contribute to...

Aberdeen teen launches track and trace software

AN Aberdeen teenager has developed and launched smartphone software which offers customer track and trace capabilities – in just three clicks. Sami Brown, 15, spent...

Independent North-east menswear store tells of successful...

FEW could argue that it’s been a good year for retailers. The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown is having a disastrous effect on an...

Aberdeen recruitment agency sees 300% increase in...

WITH the end of the furlough scheme fast approaching one Aberdeen recruitment agency is reporting a 300% increase in candidate applications. AAA (Aberdeen Appointments Agency)...

Oil & Gas

Aberdeen tool and drilling manufacturer expands head...

WESTHILL-based Sub-drill is expanding its head office to assist with "global demand" for its products. The tool and drilling manufacturer is currently building a new...

Technology to allow offshore workers to talk...

NEW technology will enable offshore workers to talk to and text robots working around oil and gas platforms. The new method of communication means staff...

Sir Ian Wood to headline Virtual Energy...

SIR Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE) and The Wood Foundation, will headline the Opening Plenary at the Virtual Energy...

Aberdeen company signs MOU with Weatherford

US oilfield service giant Weatherford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aberdeen-based Safe Influx, the world’s only provider of automated well control technology. Bosses...

First phase of largest ever sea floor...

CGG announced today the completion of the first phase of its multi-year program to deliver the largest sea floor survey in the UK central...

Premier Oil seeks to lower price of...

PREMIER Oil has begun talks with BP over lowering the price of a $210m deal to buy its stakes in two North Sea oilfields...

Aberdeenshire drilling contractor secures contract extension worth...

DRILLING contractor Archer has secured a four-year contract extension worth up to £78.6 million to provide Apache’s UK North sea business with platform drilling...

Appointments

New appointments for growing financial advice firm

A NORTH-east investment specialist has bolstered its team with the arrival of two new faces and the promotion of a key member of staff...

Texo boosts leadership team with new appointment

ENERGY service firm Texo Group has hired a new head of finance. Karen Laing has joined from logistics firm Peterson, where she spent more than...

Aberdeen charity appoints new chief executive officer

ABERDEEN-based children’s charity Charlie House has welcomed Louise Andrew to the team as chief executive officer. Mrs Andrew, a former corporate lawyer with 18 years’...

IT firm appoints new delivery manager

IT support and service provider, Converged Communication Solutions, has appointed a new delivery manager. Mark Johnson has joined the Aberdeen headquartered firm in this newly...

How communication is the critical component to...

“THE only certainty is uncertainty” are words that ring true for many businesses across the North-east. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented shift in...

Finance

Accountants named in top 100 of ICAS...

TWO accountants at Aberdeen firm Hall Morrice have been named in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) Top 100 Young CAs for 2020. Peter...

Key promotion at Aberdeen accountancy firm

ABERDEEN chartered accountancy firm, Meston Reid & Co, has announced a key promotion within the practice. Stuart MacPherson has been appointed senior manager of business...

A study in success for Meston Reid...

THREE young accountants with Aberdeen-based Meston Reid & Co are celebrating a series of exam successes. Abbie Watson, who joined the chartered accountancy practice in...

Aberdeen oil company gets funding for new...

OIL tool company Red Kite Oilfield Services has secured a £100,000 loan to help buy equipment for planned growth during “unchartered waters”. The Dyce-based...

Hall Morrice accountancy student achieves an online...

THE Covid-19 lockdown acted as a catalyst for change with accountancy professional body ICAS switch its learning and exams schedule online for the first...

KPMG invests in talent in Aberdeen and...

KPMG has announced three key promotions as it prepares to open the doors to its new Marischal Square offices in the city. In the firm’s...
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Sir Ian Wood to headline...

SIR Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE) and The Wood Foundation, will headline the Opening Plenary at the Virtual Energy...

OGUK webinar inspires next generation...

MORE than 200 people joined OGUK’s Industry Insights webinar for young professionals to hear how the sector is working to advance new technologies on...

All-Energy postponed until next year

ALL-Energy, the UK’s largest annual renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, is now scheduled to take place on May 12-13, 2021 at...

$500bn in new project opportunities...

MORE than US$500bn worth of project opportunities will be presented by key major project decision-makers from around the globe at the Virtual Energy Exports...

Comedy superstar bringing his latest...

COMEDIAN John Bishop is coming to the Granite City with his brand new show.   He will perform at the P&J Live on Friday, February 18...

Business owners sought to take...

BUSINESS owners throughout the North-east are being invited to join the virtual audience for an upcoming episode of Debate Night. The BBC Scotland programme will...
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Food & Drink

Jobs warning as pubs face ‘battle for...

UP to 12,500 jobs are at risk in Scotland's bars and pubs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to an industry body. A survey...

Aberdeenshire hotel launches third outdoor dining dome

ONE Aberdeenshire hotel has seen bookings boom in the wake of lockdown with guests taking full advantage of their new socially distant-friendly luxury domes...

Aberdeen family announces “departure” from hotel after...

AN Aberdeen family who have owned the Cults Hotel for more than 30 years have announced their “departure” from the business. A statement on social...

North-east family run chip shop celebrates 50...

ELLON-based chip shop Jax Food Bar is celebrating 50 years of business – operating as a family-run firm. Lynne and David Sharman have managed the...

Investment

John Lawrie Group US expansion

ABERDEEN-headquartered John Lawrie Group has invested nearly £2 million in the American arm of the business. John Lawrie Tubulars (USA), based in Houston, supplies steel tubulars for piling to the American construction industry. Work is underway to develop on-site facilities including over £1.1 million ($1.5m USD) of investment in capital equipment that will be fully operational by the end of September. The additional equipment has created 10 new jobs and allowed the company to continue hiring throughout the economic downturn. An additional...

Aberdeen Cooling Solutions targets growth...

A new air conditioning and refrigeration contractor has celebrated a successful start to life in business by hiring two members of staff...

The Main Challenges of Running...

In recent years, Europe has endured considerable social and economic tumult, from the 2016 Brexit vote (we’ll have more on this later)...

SAP Expert Absoft Announces £500,000...

SAP consultancy, Absoft, has announced a flying start to 2019, having secured £500,000 worth of contracts during Q4 2018.

Survival Craft Inspectorate targets Scandinavian...

Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has selected a Swedish company to drive further growth in Scandinavia. ...

Aberdeen Blast Services invest £1...

Aberdeen Blast Services has invested £1m in a new state of the art, purpose built blast bay; allowing them to increase their capacity, bring...

OGA appoints new area manager

THE Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed Andy Brooks as its new central North Sea area manager. Mr Brooks, a Leeds University chemical engineering...

Deals Done – Scotland’s M&A...

Anderson Anderson & Brown Corporate Finance has released their quarterly Deals+ update for Q3 2019.

Digital skills in the spotlight...

One of the key drivers of change in the modern-day oil and gas industry will be scrutinised at an interactive session in...
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Recycling business expands its English footprint with...

ABERDEEN-headquartered Keenan Recycling has invested nearly £4.5m into its vehicle fleet as it seeks to grow its market share in England. The firm, which reduces...

Contracts worth £20 million awarded to Van...

ABERDEEN Harbour Board has awarded two new contracts for rock removal and revetment work at the South Harbour expansion site, with a total value...

Aberdeen cleaning business adds to its team

COMMERCIAL cleaning business Tidy Green Clean has added two new staff members to its team. Jake Robertson joins as its first regional director in the...
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Hospitality/Tourism

Shut down rogue operators to save Scotland’s...

A NEW body representing many of Scotland's restaurant and bar owners has called on the Scottish Government to immediately shut down licensed premises which...

Jobs warning as pubs face ‘battle for...

UP to 12,500 jobs are at risk in Scotland's bars and pubs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to an industry body. A survey...

BrewDog founder to headline Scottish StartUp Summit

BREWDOG founder James Watt will be interviewed by Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter in the headline spot at the Scottish StartUp Summit. The event which...
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Legal

Scottish legal experts team up to tackle...

SIX members of Scotland’s legal system have joined together to provide an online solution to costly disputes in the oil and gas sector. The new...

Aberdeen law firm announces a number of...

LAW firm Brodies has announced four new promotions in its Aberdeen office. Real estate specialist Jenna McCosh is promoted to senior associate, while oil &...

AAB boosts support to energy sector with...

AN Aberdeen accountancy firm is boosting its commitment to the energy sector with a key appointment. Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has appointed Alasdair Green...

Aberdein Considine promotes new legal specialists

ABERDEIN Considine has moved to strengthen its legal teams with the appointment of a new Partner and Senior Associate. Gemma Perfect, who is based at...

Lifestyle

Aberdeenshire hair salon looking to the future

FROM the rise of at-home DIY hair colouring to treatments, months of lockdown had a major impact on hairdressing and beauty salons across the...

Tyre care tips from a expert

If you own a vehicle and you neglect your tyres - you are leaving room for future trouble. Tyre maintenance is an essential part...

Aberdeen plastic surgery clinic expands with city...

AN Aberdeen-based plastic surgery clinic has acquired an aesthetics business just months after opening. Alpha Clinic, owned by Leah and Thanassi Athanassopoulos, has bought over...
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