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“It was 20 years ago today…”

September 22, 2015 by

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Celebrating 20 years of The Urquhart Partnership. “It was 20 years ago today…” as the Beatles famously sang. I remember it exceptionally well…9am on 18th September 1995 when The Urquhart Partnership opened our doors for business at 8 North Silver Street for the first time. We have had some truly amazing times, worked on some fantastic projects, with some brilliant […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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Our water-cooler and cocktail bar conversations over the last few months have focussed on the current economic climate, the price of oil and a worry about the here and now. It’s clear that the global economic factors which are at play can mean that all our emotional energy goes into worrying about the immediate, the […]

What are we doing about the “Survivors”?

June 11, 2015 by

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The first blog from Muir Urquhart, our recently appointed Director of Consultancy Services… The current crisis facing the oil and gas sector is one of the worst to affect us since the inception of North Sea Oil back in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  Fact. The dramatic and sustained collapse of the oil price […]

Urquhart Partnership announce 2 new Board appointments

April 29, 2015 by

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We are delighted to announce the appointments to the Board of Muir Urquhart and Julie McDonald. Congratulations to Julie on her promotion and welcome back Muir! Copy of the press release announcement below. Aberdeen-based HR, training and recruitment consultancy the Urquhart Partnership today announces the appointment of two new board members, as part of the company’s growth plans. […]

Cost Reduction v Redundancy dilemma….and how we can help.

January 16, 2015 by

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As anyone remotely connected with the Oil and Gas industry knows, we are facing some challenging times ahead. Oil price has more that halved over the last few months, and some of the best economic minds are unable to accurately predict where it may be in 12 months time, such is the uncertainty in the market […]

Strictly Come….Mentoring?

November 11, 2014 by

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Fanfare please!! Today we have reached our 40,000 blog view here on The UP Blog and what a blast it has been writing for all our readers! Knowing we were soon reaching the big ’40’, we’ve been thinking about other great 40’s….more specifically the ‘Perfect 40’…the top judges’ score on Strictly Come Dancing (and which has yet to […]

Trick or Treat!

October 30, 2014 by

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…give me something good to eat. I don’t know about you, but Halloween was always a big deal to me when I was younger. Whether it was just visiting three or four neighbours when we were little, or traipsing round the streets as we got older, trying to get round as many doors as possible. […]