Singer songwriter demands government action

Singer songwriter demands government action By Patrick Barnham A singer songwriter is urging MPs to go further to give musicians a voice following report calling for a reset of music streaming. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS] Committee said artists should get a fair share of streaming royalties. But British artist James Passey insistsContinue reading “Singer songwriter demands government action”

Around the world in 80 ways

Kieran Smith is taking the tech out of luxury world travel An Edinburgh entrepreneur is taking the tech out of luxury world travel by offering the kind of service aristocrats enjoyed a century ago. Modern-day Jean Passepartout, Kieran Smith will do everything but carry the luggage, but he can arrange that too. Kieran, 41, said:Continue reading “Around the world in 80 ways”

Entrepreneurs team up to tackle mental health

Entrepreneurs team up to tackle mental health Scottish businessman and mental health champion Michael Ellis has joined forces with social entrepreneur Alice Thompson to help promote mental health and wellbeing When Michael set up Wellbeans Coffee, in Edinburgh, he was determined to give back to the community from day one by donating cash from eachContinue reading “Entrepreneurs team up to tackle mental health”

Cardiff consultant joins blue chip firms in prestigious rankings

By Patrick Barnham Cardiff consultant joins blue chip firms in prestigious rankings A Welsh consultancy has been recognised as a top company in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation rankings. Arfon Consulting Ltd has been ranked among the Top Companies for Public Private Partnership [PPP] and Design, Build, Finance and Operate [DBFO] categoryContinue reading “Cardiff consultant joins blue chip firms in prestigious rankings”

Millions of UK premises have access to fibre broadband but don’t use it

By Patrick Barnham Millions of UK premises have access to fibre broadband but don’t use it Broadband champions Comparefibre.co.uk today [Monday] revealed millions of households and businesses across the UK are sitting on a superfast speed goldmine but don’t even know it. A total of 36.4% of around 34 million UK premises are capable ofContinue reading “Millions of UK premises have access to fibre broadband but don’t use it”

Consumer is a “sideshow” in government rollout highlighted in Queen’s speech

Consumer is a “sideshow” in government rollout highlighted in Queen’s speech By Patrick Barnham An internet technology champion has slammed the Government following the Queen highlighting the provision of gigabit capable broadband nationwide, predicting many people will be left behind. The Government promised to deliver ultrafast broadband to 10 million homes and offices by 2022Continue reading “Consumer is a “sideshow” in government rollout highlighted in Queen’s speech”

Scottish firm bags top award

Scottish firm bags top award Owners of an innovative Aberdeen consultancy are celebrating after scooping a top national award. Aurora Planning Ltd was the only Scottish company to be recognised in the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021. Company founders Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson are delighted at winning theContinue reading “Scottish firm bags top award”

Scottish building firm defies odds

Scottish building firm defies odds Owners of a Scottish building firm defied the odds when they took on a project just as covid struck but completed it with weeks to spare. Scorgie Construction Ltd was awarded the contract to renovate a former hostel and day care centre in Banff by Aberdeenshire Council last spring butContinue reading “Scottish building firm defies odds”

Planning experts call for intern action

Planning experts call for intern action By Patrick Barnham Founders of Aurora Planning Pippa Robertson and Maggie Bochel Owners of a Scottish consultancy firm are urging employers to nurture the next generation of planners to avoid a crisis in the profession.Directors of Aurora Planning Ltd in Aberdeen Maggie Bochel and Pippa Robertson insist action mustContinue reading “Planning experts call for intern action”