Businesses need to be able to start working more normally as soon as it...

By Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce “Better bend than break” is a proverb that transcends languages and cultures. It comes from the story about the reeds that bend in...

Preventing unemployment must be a priority for us all

By Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce One lesson that has emerged from the difficulties of the pandemic is that adaptability means survivability. As the economy begins to open up we...

Scottish businesses need further direct financial support to cope with further lockdowns

A new survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has found the vast majority of businesses in Scotland are doing their utmost to retain staff in the coming months despite high levels of concern...

UK and Japan agree historic free trade agreement

The UK has secured a free trade agreement with Japan and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion. The deal has been welcomes by the Scottish Chambers network. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic...

Employers across Scotland have been innovating and adapting to ensure apprentices have been able...

Measures have included making the most of technology and new kit, while some firms have taken on new apprentices to meet increased demand for services. Encouraging creativity Keeping apprentices engaged, with a focus on their well-being,...

As a values-based employer we celebrate diversity

VisitScotland is a values-based employer and we are working to put diversity at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s the warmth of the welcome extended to all our visitors, making better decisions...

How CGI in Scotland is blazing a trail to attract and train the next...

When Lindsay McGranaghan became Business Unit Leader in Scotland for CGI last October, the global IT firm’s Scottish delivery centre was already a beacon of innovation within its operations. Based across Glasgow and Edinburgh, the...

Expansion will put Edinburgh BioQuarter centre stage in Scotland’s thriving life sciences sector

Edinburgh BioQuarter has announced a £750m planned transformation which will create a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, supporting a community of more than 20,000 people. Badged as Edinburgh’s Health Innovation District, the long-term vision for the...

Picture a future where your office is designed around your needs – (it’s not...

Today’s workplace is in a state of flux. Whilst digital transformation has fundamentally changed how people work, most office layouts are still based on an outmoded model in which rows of desks in open-plan...

Robroyston station shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Awards Scotland

Robroyston station has been shortlisted for a top social and environmental impact award, just two months after the station opened to the public. The new £14 million station has been shortlisted in the RICS Social...