Opening doors at Virgin Trains
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Opening doors at Virgin Trains

At Virgin Trains, we’ve been actively recruiting people from prison since 2013. We wanted to explore what sort of additional talent we could access by opening the doors…

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Chris McConkey’s inspiring journey and motivations
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Chris McConkey’s inspiring journey and motivations

I’m in an amazing job, working as an engineer in Virgin Trains’ Bounds Green depot. I work with some great people who I’m learning a lot from and…

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Scotland a ‘world leader for renewables’ in 2017
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Scotland a ‘world leader for renewables’ in 2017

Scotland remained at the forefront of the global renewables revolution during 2017, said environmental and industry groups Highlights from this year included the world’s first floating wind farm…

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Chinese ambassador tells Scottish business it’s time for action
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Chinese ambassador tells Scottish business it’s time for action

China’s Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Mr Liu Xiaoming last night invited Scottish business to “roll up its sleeves and get down to business” in order to…

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Expanding Scottish business opportunities in China
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Expanding Scottish business opportunities in China

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network’s first full-scale Business Mission to China was a pioneering attempt to create a more direct business-to-business approach to the vast opportunity that China…

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Scottish Chambers heralds new phase in trade ties with southeast Asian giant
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Scottish Chambers heralds new phase in trade ties with southeast Asian giant

Business and trade relations between Scotland and Indonesia, one of Asia’s largest and fastest-growing nations have taken a significant leap forward following a “B2B agreement” between SCC and…

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Spotlight on Scotland
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Spotlight on Scotland

‘Scotland is Now’ will put Scotland in the international spotlight and showcase the country’s world-leading assets to a global audience. Launching simultaneously on 11th April in North America,…

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There is no waiting. #SCOTLANDISNOW
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There is no waiting. #SCOTLANDISNOW

On my travels, I will never tire of seeing the surprise and wonderment that comes with tales of our pioneering past and present, our multi-cultural and inclusive society,…

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Apprenticeship boost for Scottish economy
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Apprenticeship boost for Scottish economy

More than 4000 new apprenticeship opportunities this year will help boost Scotland’s economy and give young people a head-start in their careers. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is supporting…

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More employers getting behind apprenticeships
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More employers getting behind apprenticeships

More businesses than ever before are benefiting from skills development thanks to apprenticeships. As Scotland’s national skills body, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is committed to help create a…

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