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Strategic task force to discuss future of North-sea workers during Covid-19 crisis

SCOTTISH energy minister Paul Wheelhouse is set to lead an upcoming strategic task force meeting on the future of the North Sea workforce during the Covid-19 crisis. Mr Wheelhouse will be joined by the Oil and Gas Authority, Oil and...

Applications open for lifeline business support schemes

A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people opens for applications later today (April 30). The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies...

Fugro to cut its workforce by up to 10%

FUGRO has announced it plans to reduce its workforce by up to 10%. The Dutch geo-data services firm said it was “to mitigate the impact of the sudden and unprecedented deterioration in market circumstances”. The company employs more than 600 people...

New Aberdeen business directory launched

AN online platform has just been launched to provide an at-a-glance overview of which Aberdeen companies are open for business through the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to both inform people where they can access goods and services and to support businesses...

Warning over cyber-attacks for North-east businesses

A NEW security issue threatens to undermine the increased use of video-conferencing. With thousands of people across the North-east currently being forced to work from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic the popularity of video conferencing applications has rapidly increased. Daily...

Aberdeen entrepreneur launches online obituary platform

AN Aberdeen entrepreneur is preparing to launch an online obituary platform. Sean Clogher, an artificial intelligence PhD student, has created RIP Notice. Mr Clogher, who has a research relationship with Robert Gordon University is backed by £25,000 of start-up funding from...

OGUK report warns of up to 30,000 job losses in energy sector

A NEW industry report is warning of up to 30,000 job losses in the oil & gas sector, along with billions of pounds of investment, due to the coronavirus pandemic and a 20-year low in oil prices. A document released...

Digital experts heed Covid-19 call to join Scottish Tech Army

SCOTLAND’S talented software development community is poised to join the fight against Covid-19 thanks to a new community platform that will link technically skilled volunteers to critical coronavirus projects. The Scottish Tech Army will tap into the talents of tech sector...

Diamond Offshore files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid historic oil price crash

DIAMOND Offshore has filed for bankruptcy with debts of $2.6 billion, as the plunge in oil prices and the downturn in business activity because of the coronavirus pandemic have sapped demand for its offshore drilling services. The rig contractor controlled...

Organisations to discuss overcoming the impact of Covid-19 on business

BUSINESSES throughout the North-east have an opportunity to discuss strategies for surviving the Covid-19 pandemic with a free webinar. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) will host the event on Wednesday (April 29) and it will be led by Graeme...
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