Network Benefits

Northern Star Business Awards

The Overall Global Business of the Year Award went to qedi which has achieved remarkable success in the oil & gas industry, trebling its workforce over the last three years and achieving a 35% annual growth rate over the past six years. The Overall Medium Business of the Year was AMC Engineering. The Findon-based company has seen turnover increase from £1.4million to £14 million since 2004 and staff numbers rising from 12 to 80.

Ellon-based LFH Engineering Ltd picked up the Overall Small Business of the Year Award. Launched in March 2010 following a management buyout, the company has enjoyed a remarkable first 18 months in business.

Also proving that you don't have to be a big company to become a Northern Star, the newly introduced Best Campaign Award was won by Limetree (formerly Fruition), a small marketing consultancy which has around a third of its clients based in the Third Sector. Its winning campaign helped environmental charity Aberdeen Forward raise its profile and increase its annual turnover by more than 130% in one year.

Nominations for the Northern Star Business Awards will open in March 2012. Visit www.northernstarawards.co.uk for more information or contact Seona Shand, Head of Membership.

AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme

FREE access to the AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme Hotline, helping you to lift the load on legal concerns, financial worries or pressure at work.  For more information click here.

Free Business Mentoring

Whether you are a relatively new business, or have ambitious plans to grow your business, working with a mentor can kick-start or re-invigorate, giving you immediate access to impartial advice, relevant experience, and a great network of contacts.  For more information contact Gordon Prentice.

Policy & Lobbying

The Chamber acts as the voice of business for its 1,200+ members, lobbying on issues which impact on them. Policy is developed in conjunction with our Policy Council, an elected group of 27 members representing all sizes and sectors of our membership. The Chamber is also supported in its policy formulation process by our Virtual Policy Groups. The groups comprise members of the Chamber's Board and Council and representatives of the wider Chamber membership. Members who would like to be involved with these should contact the Rachel Elliott.

Sub Sectors

As part of our tailored services the Business Services Network steering group decided to sub divide this sector to provide additional benefits and services:

Finance Network

Property Network

Skills & Training Network

Culture & Creative Network

Business News

For more Business Services news, click here.

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Business Services Survey- Coming soon

The Business Services Survey 2012 will provide a general profile of businesses in the finance sector in North-east Scotland. The survey is specifically aimed to capture current performance, present and future issues concerning the sector, and the priorities and strategic focus of the industry going forward. It will provide useful market intelligence to sector stakeholders for decision making, effective policy lobbying and representation and also serve as a document for future reference and comparison.

Get Involved

If you would like to be part of the Business Services Network, please contact Seona Shand, Membership Network Manager, on 01224 343929 or email seona.shand@agcc.co.uk for more information.

As a member of the Chamber, you can also get involved by sending information on Business Services related news and events to business.bulletin@agcc.co.uk for inclusion on our Business Services Network page and monthly Business Services updates.

As part of our tailored services the Business Services Network steering group decided to sub divide this sector to provide additional benefits and services.  These include Property, Finance, Skills & Training, Culture & Creative.

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If you would like to be part of the Business Services Network, please contact Seona Shand, Head of Membership, for more information.

We are looking to work closely with our members and focus on the sponsorship opportunities for the Business Services Network in 2012 including :

Business Breakfast Series Sponsorship 2012

Northern Star Business Awards Sponsorship

The Business Services Network Survey 2012

The Business Services Network membership page in the Business Bulletin

The Business Services Network web page

... and much more

 

As a member of the Chamber, you can also get involved by sending information on business related news and events to Louise Shankley for inclusion on our Business Services Network page.

 

Network Benefits

Business Services Network Sector Survey 2012

Business Services Network Sector Survey 2012

As part of our tailored services, the Chamber is pleased to publish a series of surveys to provide sector specific research on businesses in North-east Scotland.  The Finance Sector questionnaire was  launched in Spring 2012.   Click here to complete the survey.

Northern Star Business Awards

Northern Star Business Awards

The Overall Global Business of the Year Award went to qedi which has achieved remarkable success in the oil & gas industry, trebling its workforce over the last three years and achieving a 35% annual growth rate over the past six years.  The Overall Medium Business of the Year was AMC Engineering. The Findon-based company has seen turnover increase from £1.4million to £14 million since 2004 and staff numbers rising from 12 to 80.

Ellon-based LFH Engineering Ltd picked up the Overall Small Business of the Year Award. Launched in March 2010 following a management buyout, the company has enjoyed a remarkable first 18 months in business.

Also proving that you don’t have to be a big company to become a Northern Star, the newly introduced Best Campaign Award was won by Limetree (formerly Fruition), a small marketing consultancy which has around a third of its clients based in the Third Sector. Its winning campaign helped environmental charity Aberdeen Forward raise its profile and increase its annual turnover by more than 130% in one year.

Nominations for the Northern Star Business Awards will open in March 2012.  Visit www.northernstarawards.co.uk for more information or contact Seona Shand, Head of Membership, on 01224 343929.

AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme

AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme

FREE access to the AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme Hotline, helping you to lift the load on legal concerns, financial worries or pressure at work.

Free Business Mentoring

FREE Business Mentoring

Whether you are a relatively new business, or have ambitious plans to grow your business, working with a mentor can kick-start or re-invigorate, giving you immediate access to impartial advice, relevant experience, and a great network of contacts.

Chamber Merchant Services

Chamber Merchant Services

As an AGCC member you can take advantage of discounted card processing rates and added-value services - negotiated exclusively through First Data Merchant Solutions.  And however you take cards - face to face, by phone, email or via the internet - there's a range of options to meet your needs.  For further information or to apply please call 0800 652 5808.

Policy & Lobbying

Policy & Lobbying

The Chamber's acts as the voice of business for its 1,200+ members, lobbying on issues which impact on them.  Policy is developed in conjunction with our Policy Council, an elected group of 27 members representing all sizes and sectors of our membership.  The Chamber is also supported in its policy formulation process by our Virtual Policy Groups. The groups comprise members of the Chamber's Board and Council and representatives of the wider Chamber membership. Members who would like to be involved with these should contact the Policy team.

The Policy and Communications unit is also responsible for providing a communication service on behalf of the Chamber including the Business Bulletin magazine and all media related activity.  The unit also looks after the Chamber's Public Affairs activities, and liases with politicians and senior officials at all levels.

We’re sure you’ll agree that with these types of benefits for your sector, there has never been a better time to join the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and become part of the ultimate business network. Non-members please click here.

Additional Benefits and Services

Please get in touch with Seona Shand, Head of Membership, if you feel there are any additional benefits and services the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce could offer your sector.

Sub Sectors

Finance Network

Property Network

Skills & Training Network

Culture & Creative Network

Business News

Business Services News

Scottish Enterprise chairman calls for Scottish companies to aspire to double-digit growth

Johnston Carmichael Personal & Business Update

North East Scotland: Monthly economic report for April 2012

Strategic IT Management Courses

Round of promotions for Paull & Williamsons

Global Leadership Event will Address the Key to High Business Performance

AXA PPP Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Turnover up 11% as Capital Document Solutions targets further growth

Seminar lifts the lid on tax incentives

McGrigors Host Development Management Scheme Seminar

Nautronix announce opening of a new office in Norway

Instalec appoints industry leading cloud specialist

Roger Connon Appointed Head of Pinsent Masons Aberdeen office

Employer’s views sought to help recruit, retain and improve staff skills

Opportunity for Chamber Members to access entrepreneurial skills - FREE!!

Aberdeen lawyer receives top law award

Evoke IT Achieve Microsoft Silver Award

New Town Builds Support as Local Plan Develops

Local Social Media Event Hailed a Success

Global Datacomms Company Makes First Aberdeen Appointment

Clark Integrated Technologies enters top 50 list

Absoft wins SAP support contracts with Northern Rail and RNLI

North-east HR Firm Teams Up with Local Chamber

IFB Announces Senior Management Appointments

For more Business Services news, please click here.

Events

Events

E-crime Scotland Summit 2012 - Tuesday May 22

Global Leadership Seminar with Sir John Whitmore, Honorary PhD - Wednesday May 23

AGCC Survey & Report

AGCC Business Services Survey & Report

 As part of our tailored benefits and services AGCC have launched a series of Network surveys.To complete the Finance Survey click here.

To view the 2011 Workforce Survey Report click here.

Property Survey is coming soon.

Library of information

Library of information

EDAS - September 2011 News - Read more...

Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Salary Guide. - Read more...

Attracting New Business, Skilled Labour: Pre-Introducing Aberdeen Business Report - Read more...

CBI: Building for Growth -  Education & Skills Survey 2011 - Read more...

 

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