An entrepreneurial fitness fanatic has traded suits for shorts as he follows his dream of opening his own gym.
Life After Oil
Passers by often stop and stare in fascination as Stuart Johnstone goes about his work, but then it’s not every day you see a floating tank chug its way across a loch, complete with a Jack Russell on board.
Business is taking off for a graphic designer who was recently made redundant from the oil and gas sector.
When faced with redundancy amid the oil downturn, an Aberdeen couple got the chance to pursue their passion to bring soul food to north-east Scotland.
Quitting your job to start your own business is always a daunting task.
Bringing brewing back to Peterhead was something Cameron Bowden and his parents were determined to do when they opened their microbrewery Brew Toon in May last year.
A former oil worker has spoken of how he set up a cleaning services group in order to pay the bills after being made redundant in the downturn.
When the oil and gas industry could no longer provide job security, a husband and wife team looked for a new career, driving them to launch the north-east’s first salt cave.
A mechanic who was laid off during the oil downturn is now spending his time “blinging” up cars in Aberdeen.
A former oil and gas recruitment specialist, who has been made redundant five times through the downturn, has put together an event to help others struggling to cope with job loss.
A north-east woman who was made redundant from oil and gas recruitment has set about turning her hobby into a lucrative business.
North-east business Little Mr. M & Friends is the latest example of how the recent offshore downturn has spawned a new generation of entrepreneurs in the north-east.
If you consider how much oil the world holds, Aberdeen is a microcosm by comparison.
On the last working day before Christmas, around the time where excitement begins to build and people look forward with trepidation to greeting loved ones and sharing gifts, Lisa Hart was told that she had lost her job.
Three is the magic number for an award-winning apprentice who made the switch to his trade in unusual circumstances.
For Colin McIntyre striking out on his own after losing his job was “quite scary” with the uncertainty of a monthly pay check.
Last Christmas Kenneth Leggat was an offshore oil worker. This year the grandfather-of-one will be working in his local supermarket.
When Mechelle Clark was made redundant from two jobs in just a six month period she could never have dreamed less than a year later she would be running a successful business.
A former oil worker has returned to the North Sea fishing industry and now sells the catch-of-the-day to his former colleagues.