Company puts buying local in frame with new film highlighting eateries

A North-east firm is so passionate about buying locally it made a film about it. So it should come as no surprise that Inverurie-based Fennel Group has signed up to the Buy North-East campaign. Now the group, led by businessman William Bird, is calling on other companies to sign up to the drive, which urges […]

Radio station helping to get listeners tuned into Buy North-East campaign

A North-east radio station has signed up to a campaign urging people in the region to buy locally. Original 106 is the latest firm to throw its weight behind the Buy North-East campaign. So far, more than 320 businesses from across the region have signed up for the campaign, which is being led by Aberdeen and […]

Buy North East: A Timely Campaign Takes Off

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks have passed since members of the local media and PR communities gathered for the launch of the new Buy North East campaign. Today’s tally of sign-ups stands at 300+ – and there’s a distinct suspicion that this is a mere hint of the campaign’s full potential. […]

Top bar owners back the buy local initiative

One of Aberdeen’s biggest and fastest-growing restaurant groups has signed up to a campaign to help propel the north-east economy. Allan Henderson, whose restaurants include Granite City favourites No.10 Bar & Restaurant, McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale, The Stag, Ferryhill House Hotel and The Fourmile, has pledged to support the Buy North East campaign – and […]

Melt signs up to Buy North-East campaign

A popular Aberdeen takeaway has signed up to the Buy North-East Campaign. Melt, which opened earlier this year on Aberdeen’s Holburn Street, has pledged to support the campaign which is aiming to get people in the region to buy locally. So far, more than 230 businesses from across the region have signed up to the Buy […]

Spotty Bag shop signs dotted line for Buy North-East campaign

An iconic north-east shop has joined the campaign to get businesses in the region to spend their money locally. The Spotty Bag Shop in Banff joined the Buy North East Roll of Honour – along with over 300 other firms in Grampian that have pledged to find at least one new local supplier. Meghan Hutcheon, […]

Testimonial: PCL Group CEO Jeanette Forbes

Throughout Scotland the perception has been that because of the Energy Sector our streets here in the North East were paved with gold. The misconception is that although the Energy sector plays a very important role in providing careers and work for many people. Not everyone working in the Energy sector lives in Aberdeen or […]

Testimonial: Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert

The Buy North East campaign is a great idea and one I fully support. I’m proud that Aberdeen AM over the years has procured goods and services from local suppliers. Not for sentimental reasons but because of the high quality standards many firms in the North East have. Why look further afield when one can […]

Testimonial: Balmoral Group chairman Jim Milne CBE

Balmoral Group is firmly rooted in, and immensely proud of, the North East of Scotland. Anything that can be done to alleviate the challenges being experienced by businesses in and around Aberdeen has to be applauded. We are long-term supporters of local businesses and are very happy to back this campaign. Jim Milne CBE, chairman […]

‘Why look further than North-east?’

Leading business figures have endorsed the campaign to get north-east companies spending their budgets with other local firms. More than 235 companies – ranging from one-man bands to some of the region’s largest – have signed-up to the Buy North-East Roll of Honour. They have pledged to put local sourcing on the agenda of their […]

Coffee shop full of beans for campaign to buy local

An independent coffee and tea shop in Aberdeen has signed up to the Buy North-East Campaign. MacBeans, which opened in Aberdeen more than 20 years ago, has pledged to support the campaign and says buying locally is the key to having a strong economy. So far, more than 230 businesses from across the region have signed up […]

Balmoral Group boss gets behind Buy North-East campaign

One of the north-east’s most successful oil and gas entrepreneurs has backed a campaign to persuade more businesses to buy locally. Jim Milne CBE, a respected businessman whose firm is involved in global operations, has signed up to the Buy North East initiative and become a leading star of the Buy North-East Roll of Honour. […]