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...

CBC complete sale of Cone Drive to Timken

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC) was proud to complete the sale of precision motion control expert, Cone Drive, to The Timken Company this month. Since acquiring Cone Drive in 2012, CBC had repositioned Cone Drive from...

Event first for apprentices

Employers are being urged to get behind Scotland’s first apprentice convention. Scotland’s Apprentice Convention is set to take place on 8 November. Hundreds of apprentices from across the country will gather at the Edinburgh International...

Evaluating the impact of trade & investment support

A recent evaluation examining the impact of international trade and investment support for companies in Scotland has found a significant economic return for both trade and inward investment activity. Evidently this is good news for...

Keeping it real for our visitors

It has never been easier for travellers to choose their holiday destination. Competition amongst destinations is fierce and in to this mix are the changing tastes of visitors. The “Instagram generation” is seeking a visitor...
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