Jeanette Forbes is the CEO of PCL Group
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Douglas Craig: ‘Much of enterprise stems from pioneers of 1970s and 80s who set up businesses to meet needs of oil and gas’
Douglas Craig is chairman and managing director of Craig Group
Neil Clapperton: I thought that going circular was just about recycling but it is way more complicated
As with many things, the first encounter with this circular economy malarkey was a YouTube video.
Harvey Aberdein: To make a success of business today you need to build a talented team and to treat them well
Harvey Aberdein is a founder partner and now consultant with Aberdein Considine.
Possibly the most significant management issue in the UK at the moment is gender pay gap reporting.
Maggie Bochel is director of Aurora Planning and former head of planning at Aberdeen City Council
This article is in response to an opinion piece written by former Conservative MSP, Brian Monteith.
Technology has made it easier to communicate. But with a number of channels, it can leave communicators unsure which tool to use. PR professional Stevie Brown has five suggestions to ensure your key messages get through
Does the UK Government’s anti-corruption strategy go far enough or is it a missed opportunity?
Harvey Aberdein: ‘Researchers have even described one of the robots as like a child, constantly asking questions’
The growth of technology and, more importantly, the pace at which it is impacting our daily lives is undoubtedly one of the big debates of our age.
Technology: friend or foe? That question is increasingly being asked as the pace of technological development accelerates.
I’m passionate about innovation – it’s always been a topic that’s fascinated me.
Stock markets have fallen heavily during the past week, impacting on many people’s pensions and individual savings accounts (Isas).
As I worked through the cold, tail-end of January – conveniently forgetting my subscription to the gym and a “dry January” attempt that lasted only into the second week – I couldn’t help my thoughts turning to holidays.
I developed the “four pots” technique with the aim of teaching children about the value of money and the difference between short and long term savings, and to keep in perspective that money should be earned.
In early October 2007, America’s S&P 500 Index hit a new high before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis.
Research shows UK consumers are increasingly accessing pension drawdown – a way of taking money out of your pension to live on in retirement – without taking advice.
Harvey Aberdein: “As our economy and lives become more digital, the lack of physical contact we have with people will change society.”
People do business with people. This is – and always will be – one of the most important lessons that I ever received.
Alan Savage: “If Donald Trump put his inheritance in a high interest account he would be richer than he is now”
So here’s my take on 2017 – so far.
This year was a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
So you’ve left it to the last minute but still have a few days to go, and there’s no choice but to go on a spending spree to make sure everyone gets what they asked for.
Some of the aspects of Brexit have become a little clearer in the days leading up to this week’s December Council of EU fisheries ministers.
Winter can put a chill on the wallet, with Christmas bills throwing even the most carefully-planned budgets off course and plunging temperatures leaving us whacking up the heating in our homes.
When Chancellor Philip Hammond sat down following his Budget speech I was not gripped by a sense of wild excitement.
I recently spent a weekend touring the historic sites of Aberdeen city centre with my eight-year-old grandson.
I felt honoured to be ranked among the world’s 100 best-performing chief executives in the annual list published by Harvard Business Review, covering 2016.
Alan Savage: “When you think about creativity, then the internet must get a gold medal. Is it good or is it bad? Well it’s both.”
So creativity . . . why does creative accounting spring straight to mind?
Harvey Aberdein: “Evolving new products and improving existing ones can go a long way to maintaining the success of the firms concerned.”
The late, great John Harvey Jones - former chairman of ICI and business guru – had a business maxim which has stood the test of time. Change or die, he said.
Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to be involved in the seafood supply chain, which in turn opens the door to another world of culinary skills.
As marketers in the food and drink sector we compete in a global showcase against brand names and iconic images.
There is some good economic news out there, honest.
It is important that we enjoy going to work – after all, many of us spend more time there than we do at home.