IN this week's SME Focus we hear from an athlete who runs a business that successfully developed a new client base following a meltdown in a sector that had provided its bread and butter for decades.
New commercial director for Ogilvie
WHEN I arrive to interview Abdelhamid Guedroudj I find him laughing in a knot of smokers outside the offices of the Petroleum Experts oil services business he runs.
Piping up with some national pride
CLYDESDALE Bank has hired a partner from accountancy firm Deloitte as its new chief financial officer.
IN this week's SME Focus we hear from a telecoms entrepreneur whose business takes him on trips to remote and beautiful corners of Scotland that are not necessarily peaceful.
Two new partners as EY expands
Royal Bank of Scotland might just have taken a big potential problem off the hands of First Minister Alex Salmond, and of any future independent Scottish government.
THE process of divvying up European Commission jobs makes three-dimensional chess look like noughts and crosses.
WHATEVER the result of the independence referendum, as soon as the dust settles the Scottish Government will return to the business of drawing up its draft budget for the coming year.
FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland finance director Nathan Bostock has been put in charge of operations and strategy at Santander UK and appears to be favourite to be its new chief executive.
THE RECENTLY launched North Sea focused exploration and production company Siccar Point Energy has appointed a new non-executive director.
DRILLING and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has appointed a former lawyer at Burness Paull and Dickson Minto as its new general counsel.
ELAND Oil & Gas has recruited a production specialist to its board as the company looks to raise output in Nigeria.
IN this week's SME Focus we hear from an entrepreneur running a fast-growing oil services company exporting technology pioneered in the North Sea to a global market.
Marketing Edinburgh's new man