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 Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Spending on video games soars throughout 2020

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Exclusive data from Barclays Games and Esports reveals that the games sector has seen one of the largest increases in spending in 2020, with an increase of 43 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019, 11 per cent higher than the increase in entertainment streaming services (music, video and books, 32 per cent) and fourteen percent higher than general retail (29 per cent)1.

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University scoops Green Gown Awards

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The University of St Andrews scooped three awards at the Green Gown Awards for the UK & Ireland earlier this month.

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Law firm reaches £500k fundraising milestone for Cash for Kids

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Thorntons took its annual Charity Wills Campaign online for 2020 and with the November campaign raising £60,000 for Cash for Kids, it means the total campaign fundraising pot has surpassed £500,000 since Charity Wills began more than 20 years ago.

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Funding boost for Young Person’s Guarantee

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

A further £70 million funding for the Young Person’s Guarantee will see more help for employers who want to recruit and train staff, more industry-focussed courses from colleges, an expansion of the DYW school co-ordinators programme and a new graduate internship scheme.   The Young Person’s Guarantee is a multi-faceted programme whose different strands have one simple objective: to ensure everyone aged between 16 and 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training.  

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ChamberFORCE takes a big step forward

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Fife, Dundee and Angus, Moray and Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce joined with the Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (HRFCA) in 2018 to form ChamberFORCE to encourage stronger links between employers and the armed forces.

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Kingdom Housing Association Expands Pioneering Initiative Tackling Unemployment and Homelessness

Monday, 29 March 2021

Kingdom Housing Association has launched ‘Working Out of Homelessness’, the second phase of The Naumann Initiative, the association’s groundbreaking project tackling unemployment and homelessness and is actively seeking local partner employers who are recruiting now or in the future.

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Sips Eco invests in the future of Affordable Housing for Scotland

Friday, 26 March 2021

Sips Eco is the UK’s largest independent Award-Winning structural insulated panel (SIPs) home manufacturer. Based in Fife where it has been manufacturing for over 20 years, it employs 40 staff, having significantly increased its headcount in the past year.

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The HR Booth are delighted to welcome Claire Brook to their team

Friday, 26 March 2021

Claire will be joining the team as an HR Consultant and will be supporting clients with all aspects of HR using her wide range of knowledge and experience across a number of different sectors. She has previously worked for Menzies Aviation in the role of HR Business Partner supporting teams across Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. On top of her wealth of work experience she is also a Chartered member of the CIPD.

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Barclays issues high-vis scams warning to Property and Construction sector

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Barclays data has revealed that scams targeting businesses increased by almost a third (31 per cent*) in January and February, when compared with last year.

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EQ expand Dundee office and increase staffing levels to more than 65

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Leading tax and business advisory firm, EQ Accountants LLP, have announced that they are combining the expertise of their Cupar and Dundee offices, by amalgamating all personnel within their Dundee premises, with effect from 1 April this year. Their Cupar office will close from this date but there will be no job losses as a result.

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