Strathclyde Business School takes exporting to the streets

The University of Strathclyde was able to play host to a drop-in Hub as part of the Department for International Trade’s exporting roadshow which took place in May. The venue for the Hub which proclaimed...

Skills for the future

As the skills landscape in Scotland has changed, so too has the careers service at the heart of it. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s careers service. And the national skills agency is driving forward...

Customers on Virgin Trains can now bid for last-minute First Class upgrades with Seatfrog...

As if train travel wasn’t comfortable and convenient enough already, Virgin Trains are now providing travellers the opportunity to make their journeys truly luxurious. Customers on the West Coast line and across the UK can...

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...
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