Liz Cameron reappointed to UK Government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, chief executive and Director of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed as the Scottish Business representative to advise the UK Government on strategic trade policy issues, including future...

Creating the right opportunities for young people

Frank Mitchell, Chair, Skills Development Scotland Nobody in Scotland has been unaffected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to employment prospects, the evidence shows that young people are being affected more that the...

Employer grant boosts support to recruit apprentices

Employers who take on an apprentice can get increased financial support thanks to a new initiative in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Apprenticeship Employer Grant, announced by the Scottish Government, offers up to...

Recovery, Renewal, Renaissance

By Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive, VisitScotland There may be a bright spot on the horizon with the news of a Covid vaccine, but right now tourism businesses across the country are still in survival mode and...

Scotland’s Railway aims to beat the winter travel blues

By David Simpson, ScotRail, Operations Director We’re lucky in Scotland that we don’t suffer from the same regularly brutal winters that occur in many countries like Canada, the Russian Federation or the USA. However, that doesn’t mean we...

CGI framework identifies three key capabilities that businesses must adopt to navigate COVID-19’s choppy...

Agility derives from the Latin word ‘ago’, a movement of the self that drives the movement of others. It is a synonym for leadership, having the ability and foresight to spot problems as they...

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...