Get down to Ayrshire Business Week

Scottish Chambers of Commerce are urged to get down to Ayrshire in October for Business Week. Now in its eighth year the five-day programme running from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October aims to support,...

Moray Chamber helps students become Career Ready

A programme which helps young people prepare for the world of work is coming in to its third year in Moray. Career Ready is a 2 year long, structured programme whereby a member of the...

Finding leaders in the classroom

If the sixth year pupils of Bridge of Don Academy who are studying leadership are seeking a role model then they will be hard pushed to find anyone better than their teacher. However Hayley Barr...

Chamber finds the Y Factor

The search is over for the school with the “Y Factor”. Alford Academy was last month named as the successful team in a Chamber competition aimed at helping young people understand the importance of financial planning. Their...

Developing the Young Workforce is launched in Inverness & Central Highlands

Developing the Young Workforce Group has been launched in the Inverness & Central Highland area. Formally approved in March and led by local employers, the team will be working closely with our key partners...

Preparing young people for the world of work

Ten months into the Scottish Government’s ambitious Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) initiative, DYW North Highland, led by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, has found firm footing, with a number of notable achievements already under...

Jobs Roadshows bring employers face to face with youth talent

Pioneering events ‘Jobs Roadshows’ have supported businesses in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian in youth talent attraction. Many employers experience the benefit of inspiring and recruiting graduates through graduate jobs fairs ‘Milkrounds’. This type...

Chambers of Commerce – Businesses of purpose

Business is once again back in the headlines. We’ve heard loud business voices on both sides in the EU referendum debate, and we’ve also seen some business leaders taken to task recently for poor...

Business Rates – will lightning strike twice?

One of the most significant problems with Business Rates over the past six years is that the valuations they are based upon have taken no account whatsoever of one of the longest and deepest...

Small business – big difference

The 3rd of December will see the fourth Small Business Saturday take place – a campaign which encourages the public to shop at or use the services of small businesses on a specific day...