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Aberdeen Science Centre awarded emergency funding

ABERDEEN Science Centre is to benefit from a share of £2 million in emergency funding to help weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish Government announced the package for Scotland’s four science centres. The money is on top of...

Subsea 7 suffers losses of £751 million in first six months of 2020

ENERGY services giant Subsea 7 has reported losses of £751million in the first half of the year. The company, which announced in May its plans to lay off 3,000 workers said it was “on track” to make savings of £309m...

Call for North-east businesses to apply for free mentoring programme

THE Scottish Business Resilience Centre is accepting applications from North-east businesses for its free mentoring programme. Scottish Business Cares aims to provide guidance around the various issues businesses are facing because of the Covid-19 outbreak. While the collective initially launched with...

The Offshore Achievement Awards goes virtual for its 2020 ceremony

THE Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) is gearing up for its first ever virtual awards ceremony. The event, hosted and organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section and supported by principal sponsor, TAQA, will now be streamed across...

Twelve local charities set to receive Aberdeen Covid-19 hardship funding

THE twelve charities set to receive a total of £48,400 in the third and final round of funding from the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Aberdeen Covid-19 Hardship Fund have been revealed. The successful charities are: Nepalese Himalayan Association Scotland; Northsound...

Decom North Sea launches series of networking events

DECOM North Sea (DNS) has announced the launch of a new series of events for the decommissioning industry aimed at helping in a post COVID-19 era. ‘Decom Live @’, aims to offer a safe networking environment for decom industry delegates...

How the Food & Drink industry is adapting to the next normal

Derek Mair is partner and head of food & drink at Anderson Anderson & Brown 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to the Scottish food and drink sector with the agility, innovation and resilience demonstrated by many businesses being one of...

Petrofac bosses “unclear” over impact of Covid-19 on business impact

PETROFAC bosses said today it was “unclear” how long market conditions would keep disrupting business activity and impact business performance. Publishing its latest trading update the company said the Covid-19 pandemic and oil price slump had “materially impacted” financial performance...

Scheme offers support to oil and gas apprentices and graduates

APPRENTICES and graduates working in the oil and gas industry are set to benefit from a new £4.5million scheme to support the retention of essential skills both during and after the Covid-19 crisis. Launched by Government skills body the Engineering...

Accountancy firm secures £5m for clients during Covid-19

ABERDEEN accountancy firm Infinity Partnership has reached a milestone of £5 million in Covid-19 claims for clients It said it had successfully claimed more than £2m in government grants and loans, with the rest made up of fast-tracked research and...
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Aberdeen Harbour hands out £4.3m contracts for expansion project

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by Andrew Dines, AAB Wealth director & chartered financial planner As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to mount, and the conditions of the...

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