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On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Cairngorm Capital has announced the appointment of Neil McGill as investment director, strengthening and extending the firm’s capacity to pursue new investments.

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The three will appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday. Picture: Contributed

Three charged over attack on woman in Aberdeen

Three people have been charged over an attack on a woman in Aberdeen.

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High on Neil Clappertons list of priorities is making the organisation he heads increasingly digital as it looks to be a 21st century housing association. Picture: Mark Leman

The Big Interview: GHA chief executive Neil Clapperton

A home is “more than just a roof over your head”, says Neil Clapperton, chief executive of Grampian Housing Association (GHA).

Companies
EnQuest said first oil from Kraken remains on course by the end of next month. Picture: Contributed

EnQuest eyes boost from North Sea’s Kraken project

Oil and gas firm EnQuest is looking forward to a boost in production when its Kraken project in the North Sea comes on stream.

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Petrofac's offices in Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

Petrofac executive suspended amid fraud investigation

Oil services firm Petrofac has suspended its chief operating officer, Marwan Chedid, following a corruption and bribery probe by Britain’s fraud squad.

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Standard Life boss confident of AAM merger approval

The chief executive of Standard Life has said he is confident the group’s merger with Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) will gain shareholder approval, despite governance concerns over the £11 billion tie-up.

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Wood Group is buying Michigan-based CEC Controls, which works with car-makers General Motors, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. Picture: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Wood Group in $59m swoop for US automation firm CEC

Oil and gas services giant Wood Group is making further inroads into the automation and controls market with the $59 million (£45.5m) acquisition of a US company that counts car-maker General Motors among its clients.

Companies
Jim Ratcliffe said the Dong business was 'very important' to Ineos. Picture: Greg Macvean

Ineos in £1bn deal to buy Dong’s oil and gas division

Grangemouth petrochemicals giant Ineos has agreed a deal worth up to $1.3 billion (£1bn) to buy the oil and gas business from Danish group Dong Energy.

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'We see tremendous potential for ClearWell,' said FrontRow Energy Technology chief Stuart Ferguson. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen energy tech firm buys stake in English peer

Aberdeen-based FrontRow Energy Technology has bought into an English oil and gas technology specialist as it taps into a market that could be worth $700 million (£540m) by 2020.

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Addleshaw Goddard's John Joyce, left, and Malcolm McPherson of HBJ Gateley have spent months finalising their merger plans. Picture: Chris Watt

Latest cross-border legal merger set to complete

It may not grab the headlines like Pippa Middleton’s wedding did over the weekend, but the senior partners who have thrashed out next Thursday’s official tie-up between Scotland’s HBJ Gateley and England’s Addleshaw Goddard argue it will be a good marriage for all.

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The addition of the Mariner Sentinel to its fleet with create 24 jobs at Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine. Picture: Contributed

Offshore support firm adds 24 jobs with fleet expansion

A business that owns and operates offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industry has boosted its fleet in a move that will create 24 jobs in its North Sea operation.

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Hardy's Chocolates is an exclusive stockist of produce from Shetland-based Mirrie Dancers. Picture: Contributed

Former IT operations director opens Aberdeen chocolatier

A new Aberdeen-based chocolate shop has invested a five-figure sum into the start up and renovation of a city centre premises.

Retail
'If an acquisition made sense to do, we would do it', said Brewin Dolphin chief executive David Nicol. Picture: Contributed

Wealth firm Brewin Dolphin firing on all cylinders

Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager that has just snapped up private client business Duncan Lawrie Asset Management (DLAM) for £28 million, is not ruling out further acquisitions.

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Inverness emerged ahead of Edinburgh in Colliers' hotel index. Picture: Neil Hanna

Inverness takes lead among Scotland’s hotel hot spots

Inverness has emerged as the surprise leader in a new ranking of Scottish hotel “hot spots”.

Media & Leisure
Grant Thornton said there were 'more glimmers of light' emerging in Aberdeen. Picture: Craig Stephen

‘Cautious ­optimism’ as Aberdeen economy rebounds

Aberdeen’s economy is showing signs of “cautious ­optimism” after three years of oil-related misery, a report suggests.

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The First Minister will deliver the keynote speech at the Oil & Gas UK event. Picture: John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon to address Aberdeen oil and gas forum

Nicola Sturgeon is to address industry leaders at a major oil and gas conference taking place at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre next month.

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Keith Skeoch: AAM deal to give Standard Life global clout

Last week Standard Life sent our 1.2 million shareholders more details on our proposed merger with Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).

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Robert is believed to have last been seen at around 4.20pm on, Thursday, May 11. Picture: Contributed

Hunt intensifies for missing Aberdeenshire taxi driver

THE PUBLIC is being urged to check footage from dashboard cameras in the hunt for a missing taxi driver.

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Jane Bradley joins in with the regulars at a Clubbercise class at Murrayfield church hall in Edinburgh. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

How Clubbercise fitness craze is taking over Scotland

It is the latest exercise craze to follow the likes of Zumba, Boxercise and spinning.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic boss wants 100 goals next | Six leave Hibs | Miller calls on Rangers to copy Bhoys blueprint

Celtic maintained their march towards an unprecedented undefeated campaign in domestic football as they reached the 100-point mark in the Scottish Premiership, Grant Holt to depart Hibs and Rangers star Kenny Miller believes his side can transform if the follow Celtic template.

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