Local ingredients go into new Aberdeen bar’s North-east burger

A new Aberdeen restaurant has launched a special delicacy in honour of the Buy North-East campaign. The City Bar and Diner, which opened eight weeks ago, has created the North-East Burger using ingredients sourced from various businesses across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The restaurant will run it as a special menu option from now until the […]

Let’s stick together in 2017

I’ve been inspired by the Buy North East campaign and the reaction from business leaders, politicians and the 400-plus firms that have pledged their support. We’re blessed in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to have an array of outstanding local businesses, each of which deliver amazing products and services. Butchers, fishmongers, fruit and veg wholesalers – just some […]

Office supply firm signs up to local goods

Scotland’s largest independent office products company has joined hundreds of other businesses and backed the Buy North-East campaign. The Aberdeen-based family firm, which will celebrate seven decades of trading in 2017, has become a member of the Buy North-East Roll of Honour by pledging to use local suppliers where possible. The campaign will also be […]

Companies use spending power to boost economy

A campaign to boost the economy in the north-east through driving procurement with local businesses was the subject of a breakfast event in Aberdeen yesterday. Chaired by Bob Keiller, business adviser at AB15 and chairman of Scottish Enterprise, the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) event at the Marriot in Dyce on the Buy […]

Family firm’s sticking close to home

An Aberdeen family firm has launched a review of its suppliers – to make sure it is buying locally wherever possible. Greenwell, which supplies containers, cabins, modular buildings, office furniture, shelving and pallet racking, has become one of the latest firms to join the Buy North East Roll of Honour. The company, which recently expanded […]

Local businesses have to sell themselves

I work with a number of companies on how they present themselves and how they sell. I also have a fair amount of experience in selling – much of it successful, but with lots of hard lessons and failures. Selling can be tough – even if you have a great product or service. It usually […]

Campaign prompts firm to look local

For one Aberdeen firm, signing up to the Buy North East campaign has been a catalyst for improving how they do business. Creative print specialist XIC is among the 400-plus organisations that have signed up for the campaign, which aims to give the local economy a boost. All firms need to do to join the […]

NorthLink boards mission to steer firms into buying local

The ferry firm which provides lifeline services between mainland Scotland and the northern isles has got aboard the campaign to encourage companies to choose local suppliers. NorthLink has become the latest organisation to join the Buy North East Roll of Honour. The award-winning business is among the 360 firms with operations in the region to […]

‘Follow our lead and buy local’

Bosses at a North-east centre for outdoor pursuits are urging people across the region to sign up to a campaign. Deeside Activity Park on the outskirts of Aboyne has thrown its weight behind the Buy North-East campaign. So far, more than 360 businesses from across the region have signed up to he campaign, which is […]

R2S shrugs off slump to join ‘local’ campaign

Very few companies based in the north-east have been left untouched by the downturn in the offshore industry. Firms in the energy sector supply chain in particular have almost all felt the pinch because the collapse in oil and gas prices has affected the way business is done. Return To Scene (R2S) specialises in helping […]

Hiretech takes on local products only scheme

Hiretech is the latest business to pledge its support to the Buy North East campaign, which is encouraging businesses to buy local in the wake of the continuing oil downturn. The firm joins a list of 340 north-east businesses on the Buy North East Roll of Honour. Like many other companies operating in the oil […]