Aberdeen News

Accountant Collects the World in Aberdeenshire business


As a teenager Brian Cheyne began collecting coins. This interest developed into restoring furniture which he bought at farm sales, renovated, and sold on, at auction. This hobby was re-ignited when he took early retirement after 30 years as a chartered accountant in the oil industry.  Looking for something different to engage with Brian turned…

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Chequered flag raised on Aberdeenshire garage


Alistair Strachan’s love of cars and his gift as a mechanic prompted him to run his own garage. Originally from Fraserburgh, the 31 year old opened Strachan’s Garage Ltd in Maud this May with help from Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire. “I love cars, racing them and working on them, it’s all I’ve ever…

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Local hotelier is cut above the rest


Leaving hairdressing to become an hotelier has paid dividends for Jennifer Macintosh who has turned a rundown hotel in her home town of Inverurie into a thriving business in just two years. The 44-year-old bought the Ardennan House Hotel with her husband, Andy, in July 2011. Since then the couple have ploughed £170,000 into the…

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