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Aberdeen companies awarded £180,000 at ScottishEDGE awards

Four Aberdeen-based companies were successful in last weeks ScottishEDGE awards and together were awarded £180,000. Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. FreshMex, a fast-casual style Burrito bar in Aberdeen serving...

Scottish Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee visits Aberdeen Centre of Entrepreneurship

Elevator welcomed John Mason MSP, Deputy Convener and Gordon McDonald MSP, Member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, and Alison O’Connor, Senior Economic Analyst at the Scottish Government, to their Centre of Entrepreneurship in Aberdeen earlier this...

Employee benefits veteran sets up new consultancy

Alan Fergusson, the former Employee Benefits Director at Mattioli Woods plc, which bought  Kudos Financial Services in 2011, has set up a new consultancy in the employee benefits arena. Beneficia will challenge the traditional broker/provider relationship by taking the expertise in house...

New energy director set to accelerate growth for Elevator

Elevator has appointed John Harris as its new energy director in a move to support upcoming pioneers in the energy sector. Mr Harris brings over 38 years of valuable industry experience to this newly created role, previously holding the title...

TechX completes national roadshow in Aberdeen to attract technology start-ups

Aberdeen was the final destination in a series of national roadshows, hosted by TechX from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre – the North-East’s not-for-profit technology research and development organisation – aimed at inviting technology start-ups to apply for...

New company launches to address changes in IR35 legislation

A new company has launched in Aberdeen in response to the widely expected changes in IR35 legislation for contractors in the private sector. Addressing the consequences of the new legislation for employers and contractors, Real Experience Matters (REM) is an...

New oil and gas completions company launched in the North East

A new oil and gas completions company has been launched based in the North East of Scotland. Vulcan Completion Products (VCP) was founded by Ian Kirk and, after two years of extensive research and development with his nephew Nathan, he secured...

New sales and business development tool launched for post GDPR world

Aberdeen-based DeepMiner has launched a new business development and sales tool that will support professionals in a post GDRP world. From May 2018, organisations were forced to change their sales processes to support the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)....

North East education institutions join forces to develop first funded startup entrepreneurship programme

North East Scotland College (NESCol) will join Robert Gordon University (RGU) in the first funded startup programme in the NorthEast of Scotland. The Startup Accelerator, developed and managed by RGU, will support entrepreneurial teams of students, staff and recent alumni in both institutions, with the aim of helping the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators to create...

Grey Matters initiative returns to harness oil & gas expertise

An initiative which brought together redundant but highly experienced oil and gas professional, to create and launch new businesses is aiming to build on its success, as applications open for the third programme. The latest Grey Matters programme, a joint...
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