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Inverurie retailer nominated for award

An Inverurie fashion retailer and designer is in the running for a top business accolade.

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The judging panel, left to right, Kevin Shand, Cate Devine, Angus Bell

Food and drink ‘oscars’ finalists

The finalists have been announced for the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2017.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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UK boats are only being allowed to catch a small proportion of fish stocks in our waters.

Aberdeen-based study reveals fish quotas grossly lower than stocks

Most UK fish quotas are tiny relative to the size of stocks in our waters, according to a major new report by university scientists.

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The 2016 Northern Star business awards

Launch of Northern Star business awards

Businesses in the North-east are being invited to nominate themselves as “Northern Stars”.

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The AECC

Oil and gas job event at AECC

Employers based in the north east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of talented potential workers at a special employment event later this month.

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The business rates relief scheme was approved by the full council

Council agrees rates relief deal for local businesses

Councillors have agreed measures to ease the burden on firms in Aberdeenshire impacted by huge rises in rates.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn

Jobs event aimed at oil and gas industry

Employers in the North-east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of potential recruits at a special employment event later this month.

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The full council will vote on the rates relief package

Councillors to vote on rates deal

Councillors are to vote on a package of measures drawn up by Aberdeenshire Council to ease the burden on firms hit by rocketing rises in business rates.

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A scene from Granite. CityMoves Fusion. Production photography by Michal Wachucik (30th March 2016, Marischal College Quadrangle, Aberdeen).

Cultural groups across Aberdeenshire urged to apply for funding

Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding.

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Keith Adam, Polaris managing director, and Charlie Cameron, Aquaterra training director

Training services boost

Two Aberdeenshire firms have joined forces to offer enhanced training services to businesses operating across a range of high-risk industries.

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Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees.

Nominate your favourite employee for the Stagecoach Champion Awards

Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees and is inviting bus and coach passengers in the East of Scotland to nominate their favourite member of staff for the Customer Service Champions Award.

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Flowline Specialists CEO Jim Smith with MSP Gillian Martin

Shire business praised by MSP

An award-winning Aberdeenshire business has been praised by the local MSP for its achievements in international trade and the firm’s commitment to youth employment.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay made a statement on business rates to MSPs

Business rate rises capped

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced measures to help North-east firms facing massive business rate rises.

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BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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The indoor trampoline arena would be located at the former Andersons of Inverurie storage unit

Step forward for trampoline centre

Councillors at the Garioch Area Committee have given the go-ahead to change the use of an Inverurie storage building to a trampoline arena.

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