How to avoid the queues with Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains customers now have the chance to skip ticket office queues with the introduction of hand-held ticketing devices across the Virgin network. The new tablet technology is designed to improve the operator’s customer service,...

A global outlook and a local welcome

Malcolm Roughead OBE, (Chief Executive, VisitScotland) As we approach Brexit, the quality of Scotland’s welcome is more important than ever as we work to reassure our visitors – especially our European friends – that we are...

ScotRail stations on the up

New figures published reveal that ScotRail’s station and train facilities have improved to their best level for two years – and with recent investment in stations facilities, it’s not hard to see why. The Service...

Funding growth for Scottish businesses

Derek Shaw, Head of Investment Management at the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, tells us more. For many Scottish companies with ambitions to grow their business, one of the things that...

Skills for Growth helps physio firm get fit for expansion

When small business owners Lynne Falconer and Sally Kiddie decided to expand, they recognised that getting the right support was a vital part of the process. The pair have been the owners of Heal Physiotherapy...

Virgin Trains benefits from Banning the Box

Five years ago, Business in the Community established the Ban the Box campaign in the UK – aimed at encouraging employers to take a different approach to asking prospective employees about convictions. The practice of...

Are you an ambitious Scottish SME looking to raise £2m+ of equity for growth?

Scottish Enterprise has increased the availability of later stage equity investment to support Scottish businesses to meet their growth and export ambitions through the Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme (SEGCP). Kerry Sharp, Director of the Scottish...

ScotRail appoints first female Engineering Director

Earlier this year, ScotRail has appointed its first female Engineering Director, Syeda Ghufran. The appointment was announced ahead of International Women in Engineering Day in June. Ms Ghufran joined ScotRail in 2010 as an Engineering...

ScotRail exceeding ambitious environmental targets

As a business and as individuals, we all have to work together to help tackle climate change. Even though we are already a low-carbon mode of transport, we are committed to reducing our environmental...

The road less travelled leads to tourism success

Malcolm Roughead OBE Chief Executive, VisitScotland If I had a pound for every time I’d been told VisitScotland only promotes the Highlands and Edinburgh I would be a very rich man! I can confirm that this just isn’t...
Skip to toolbar