Learning as we get older used to be a big buzz in Government. It was called ‘Lifelong Learning’ but that phrase seems to have disappeared in the last decade which is not a good thing.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Traffic through the centre of Aberdeen has halved since the opening of the city bypass three months ago.
April Fools‘ Day is joyous, it is the start of spring and plays right into my occasionally childlike mind.
Business leaders have renewed calls for the Scottish Government to do more to prevent companies in the north-east being hammered by business rates.
Incoming changes to contractor rules could help retain skilled workers in the North Sea, the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) has said.
We're doomed. Yes, doomed I tell you, all because no one told us that climate change harms cute little fluffy kittens.
Between 24th December and today, the Chinese have landed on the dark side of the moon, Alfie Moon vanished, the US stock market had its worst Christmas eve and also its largest ever rise in one day, Snoop Dog offered to rehome a stray dog from Stoke and Dons player Sam Cosgrove became a cult hero.
In my day job I’m recruiting for oil and gas instrument and electrical engineers - but here is a job spec that is something really quite different.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
A woman who worked at Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce for 50 years has received a BEM for her service.
The value of exploration and production activity across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) continues to rise with firms also now equally optimistic about the North Sea and international markets for the first time since 2013.
Transport chiefs have officially pushed back the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass – revealing the road is not now due to be open until late autumn.
New images of a £68million project to build hundreds of flats and a public promenade at Rubislaw Quarry have been unveiled.
New figures out today show how north-east food and drink firms are helping to repair some of the economic carnage caused by the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Business leaders have backed Aberdeen FC’s vision for a new stadium as being crucial to the north-east’s economic recovery.
Time is running out for north-east firms to challenge controversial business rates bills and claim help - with business leaders and politicians warning: “use it or lose it”.
The man who changed the face of Manchester, securing an extraordinary series of breakthroughs which transformed the city into the northern powerhouse it is today, will be sharing his insights during an exclusive visit to Aberdeen in August.
A heavyweight business body has backed a bid for Aberdeen to become the UK city of culture.
More than a third of north-east businesses say they will have to cut staff numbers as spiralling business rate bills begin to bite, the first major survey of the impact shows.
Business leaders in the north and north-east have appealed for stability and called for clarity from political leaders to boost the economy in the wake of the general election.
A £3million help scheme for Aberdeen firms, hit by huge business rate rises, is finally going ahead after a U-turn by councillors.
Firms across the north-east have deliver a business wish list for tomorrow’s council elections.
The north-east's newest town will be the first community in Scotland with access to "hyperfast" broadband, its developer has announced.
An angry hotelier has accused ministers of "sharp practice" over claims a business rates help package is less generous than promised.
Business groups have heralded the potential economic impact of the Dons' Kingsford plans as the deadline marking the end of public consultation looms.
Transport chiefs have been accused of keeping the north-east in the dark over the completion date of the long awaited Aberdeen bypass.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has called for “meaningful action" from the SNP government to help north-east firms hit by massive increases in business rates.
Among the many taxes that businesses pay are business rates - also known as non-domestic rates - which are an annual tax based on the value of the business, commercial and public sector property that they occupy.
It all started back in the summer of last year. Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) organised its first Ultimate Business Show - an expo which brought together over 70 of the highest profile and most innovative companies in the region and around 1,000 delegates with the objective of sharing ways of working differently, more smartly and providing solutions to the challenges around more effective and efficient procurement.
Hundreds of north-east business could be bankrupted by "punitive" business rate changes, local industry leaders have warned.
The term “collaborator” has negative wartime connotations, with perpetrators accused of conspiring with the enemy and subject to court martial.
Many organisations will fashionably list innovation, continuous improvement and creativity among their values but are they just words?