Virgin Trains wins prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year at Scottish Transport Awards

Virgin Trains were named as Public Transport Operator of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards, establishing its reputation as the UK’s leading long-distance rail service and recognising its role in transforming rail journeys...

Passenger numbers soaring

In the 20 years Virgin Trains has been running the west coast service, we’ve seen our share of challenges. Not least of these was the closure of the route at Lamington at the start...

Empowering your people

Clare Alexander is Scottish Enterprise’s head of workplace innovation, and believes business leaders should be predisposed to see the power of their people. Globalisation and the fast-paced development and adoption of new technologies means businesses...

The airport that makes the 400-mile commute to London less stressful

Nearly 850,000 passengers used London City Airport’s Scottish routes in 2016 – connecting Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with the only airport actually in London. For an airport that welcomed a record-breaking 4.5 million annual...

The global transformation of Cone Drive, a Scottish-backed business

When Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC), an engineering investment firm based in East Kilbride, acquired US-based Cone Drive in October 2012, the industrial gearing company was about to embark on a remarkable journey of rapid...

Building a better future with Foundation Apprenticeships

Wondering how you’re going to identify and recruit the next generation of your workforce? Well you’re likely to stand a better chance if you get involved with the Foundation Apprenticeship programme. Young people should be...

VisitScotland and TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage

A European-first collaboration between VisitScotland and TripAdvisor will see Scotland’s world-class tourism offering promoted to almost 70 million new potential visitors, generating a potential additional spend of £150 million. The multi-year deal between VisitScotland and...

Improving employee productivity

Working longer hours is rarely the answer to increased output. As companies look to improve their bottom line margins, the key is to get people working more efficiently and effectively. Find out how to...

Two school pupils given innovative, new engineering work placements by CalMac

Two students from Inverclyde have been given an opportunity to gain valuable engineering skills thanks to a new initiative working with schools in the area. The 18-month training course has come about as a result...

ScotRail Modern Apprentices face Diamond Challenge

To celebrate 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), ScotRail Modern Apprentices are taking part in a Diamond Challenge, which involves cycling 348 miles – the number of ScotRail stations. Wessex joined ScotRail...