Jimmy Milne has never forgotten the agony of losing first wife Jill to cancer when his daughters were aged just eight and three.
The boss of Aberdeen-based engineering firm Balmoral Group hopes a new property venture will help budding entrepreneurs follow in his footsteps.
The chairman of Balmoral Group Jimmy Milne said the UK's economy is "robust enough" to hold its own in the world market, after the country voted by a close margin to exit the European Union.
At a time when much of the oil & gas industry is slashing costs, Aberdeen’s Balmoral Group is investing £20million in an ultra-deepwater test facility.
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Oil and gas industry veteran Jim Milne scooped a lifetime achievement gong at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen last night. Mr Milne, the founder and chairman of the Balmoral Group, was celebrated for his outstanding achievement to the north-east region at the annual Northern Star Business Awards. Another winner of one of the top awards on the night was CHC Helicopter West North Sea, which received the “overall business of the year” award.
Balmoral Group yesterday released a third book about the oil industry written by Jeremy Cresswell, editor of the Press and Journal’s Energy supplement.
For anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a spirit of adventure, the opportunities in the 70s oil industry were limitless.
British war-time comedian Tommy Trinder is widely credited with coining the phrase – “over-fed, over-paid, over-sexed and over here” when referring to American GIs during World War Two.
If there’s one thing Jimmy Milne has mastered during his 50 years in business it’s how to bounce back. The serial entrepreneur has made and lost fortunes more times than he would like to admit. In the latest instalment of The Journey, Energy Voice sat down with Milne in his home to chart the journey from a north-east farm boy to a three-time Queen’s Award recipient.