Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

SCC Survey Shows Scottish Businesses Investing to Meet Rising Expectations for the Future

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey has shown rising levels of investment across Scottish businesses, as expectations grow amongst firms for a strong 2018.

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The Open - A warning on unofficial tickets

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Open will return to the Angus links for the first time since 2007 and fans are being reminded to remain vigilant to unsolicited approaches by unofficial operators which often target individuals and local businesses with offers of discounted rates due to cancellation.

Fans are often left disappointed when they discover that they have purchased tickets with no guarantee of entry and on-course hospitality that transpires to be several miles from the course.

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Stagecoach Bus Drivers Lead the Way In Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving Scheme

Monday, 16 April 2018

Stagecoach’s bus drivers are leading the way in a prestigious global performance measurement programme for the fourth consecutive year.

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Training entitlement for Levy Paying Organisations - deadline extended to end of June 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

Fife College is delighted to be working with a variety of organisations across all sectors, to upskill and develop their staff with the use of funding from the Flexible Workforce Development Fund.

If your organisation pays the levy (payroll of £3 million or more) and you haven't spoken to anyone yet about accessing the free training that you are entitled to, you need to take action now.

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Key Personnel shortlisted for a prestigious industry award

Friday, 13 April 2018

Key Personnel at DP&L Group

Key Personnel, founded in 1990, part of the DP&L Group of companies is extremely proud and honoured to be shortlisted in the Best Recruitment Agency category at the forthcoming s1jobs Recruitment Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony which takes place at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza on 19th April, provides the opportunity to showcase outstanding talent, innovation and success within the Scottish Recruitment Industry.

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Bootcamp for companies new to trading internationally

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Are you a Fife-based business interested in starting to trade internationally? We can help you.

Fife Economy Partnership are hosting an introductory bootcamp in Dunfermline on the 9th May 2018.

Learn how to reach international markets with confidence and get practical information on international market opportunities, routes to market, international finance, contracts and logistics. It’s the perfect primer for a company new to exporting.

What are the benefits?

You will discover:

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BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economy treading water despite export boost

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey. Based on the responses of over 7,100 businesses, the survey shows that UK economic growth remained subdued in the first quarter of 2018, despite a strong export performance.

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BCC: Government must establish permanent dialogue with business on future trade deals

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is today (Wednesday) intensifying its call for the UK Government to establish a formal, permanent dialogue with business, consumer and civil society organisations to ensure that trade negotiations - including those on Brexit - draw on the detailed knowledge, expertise and experience of the private and third sector. 

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Doing Business in the US – Know Before You Go!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

An informal roundtable discussion with US experts including Principal Officer of the US Consulate General in Edinburgh, Susan A. Wilson, to discuss the nuts and bolts of starting out in business in the US, reviewing essential information for UK businesses expanding into the US, and those who have customers, suppliers, or interests in the United States.

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Stagecoach Nominated for 3 Top Coach Industry Awards

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Stagecoach has been short-listed for three top industry awards at the 2018 UK Coach Awards.

The transport group’s Express City Connect network has been nominated for the Top Express Operation at the UK Coach Awards.

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