When Offshore Europe, the continent’s leading energy industry event, convenes at the brand new P&J Live exhibition and conference centre during the first week in September, its 36,000 plus attendees will discuss energy industry topics ranging from decommissioning to digitalisation.
I’ve often remarked on the close parallels between business and sport, two competitive fields of endeavour that severely test the character of participants but offer glittering prizes for success.
Tourism and conference-hosting is arguably one of the key industries most crucial to sustainable economic growth in Scotland and the north-east. It is a notoriously volatile trade, demanding constant innovation. If this key sector is to be successfully grown it will require long-term strategic thinking.
EXCLUSIVE: Scottish Government launches investigation into former Aberdeen University principal’s pay-off
A Scottish Government body has launched an investigation into a £282,000 payment to the former principal of Aberdeen University.
“World progress needs entrepreneurs,” said legendary investor Sir John Templeton, succinctly encapsulating the essence and purpose of capitalism.
As someone who co-founded a business 36 years ago, I know only too well that there are teething problems when you start out.
The architect who designed Trump International Links on the outskirts of Aberdeen remains hopeful the course will get the opportunity to host one of golf’s larger events.
It lasted more than 18 months but the unorthodox co-management of Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) is over after the company announced yesterday that north-east entrepreneur Martin Gilbert was changing jobs.
North-east businessman Martin Gilbert believes a second Brexit referendum would be ‘dangerous’ for the UK
One of the north-east’s most powerful businessmen has warned another Brexit referendum would “really dangerous” for the UK.
Aberdeen Standard Investments chief executive Martin Gilbert says lower crowd figures could jeopardise the prospect of the Scottish Open returning to the north of Scotland.
Martin Gilbert: ‘The best entrepreneurs aim to make a difference – to do more good than simply make a profit’
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the launch of Aberdeen Fund Managers Limited, a milestone that has made me reflect on the entrepreneurial spirit, what motivates it and what the point of entrepreneurialism is.
The purpose of wealth creation is to improve quality of life and culture plays a key role in enhancing our existence
Martin Gilbert, co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen
New research shows Aberdeen University is the best in Scotland and among the top 20 globally for producing top-flight company chief executives.
Business chief Martin Gilbert said yesterday a stronger focus on culture can help to rebuild the north-east’s battered economy.
Technology: friend or foe? That question is increasingly being asked as the pace of technological development accelerates.
A £3.24billion deal struck by Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) to exit insurance could pave the way for a U-turn by Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) over its decision to pull the plug on £109billion-worth of business with the Scottish financial services giant.
The chief executive of one of Britain’s biggest companies has come out in favour of Aberdeen’s Kingsford Stadium plans.
It is just a few months since Edinburgh-based Standard Life completed its £3.8billion all-share takeover of Granite City-headquartered Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).
This year was a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
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.
Aberdeen Asset Management’s Martin Gilbert has been named one of the top performing chief executives in the world.
A father and son have worked together to inspire the next generation of students at an Aberdeen school.
The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management is complete, with the tie-up creating Europe’s second-biggest fund manager.
Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) chief executive Martin Gilbert said sweeping reforms announced by the UK’s financial regulator yesterday provided the industry with “clear guidance”.
I was glad to support the launch last month of KickStart Money, a ground-breaking collaborative project that aims initially to invest £1million in financial education for 18,000 children in 100 primary schools.
Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) boss Martin Gilbert has added another boardroom role to his roster.
The proposed merger of Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) and Standard Life will not lead to “dramatic” job losses, AAM chief executive Martin Gilbert said yesterday.
One of the north-east's best known entrepreneurs may provide some fresh insight into his proposed job share arrangement tomorrow.
Based in the Granite City, Aberdeen Asset Management has grown steadily through acquisitions and expansion of its own business for nearly 35 years.
The election of President Donald Trump stalled “significant” investments for Aberdeen Asset Management in its most recent quarter.
President-elect Trump will “make America feel good again” - and deliver a boost to global markets - as he presses ahead with plans for a spending spree in the US, a leading asset manager has said.
Finance heavyweight Martin Gilbert has welcomed a damning new report from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) saying there is weak price competition in the UK asset management market.