PD Ports connects Scotland to the world with direct rail links to Teesport

Offering a daily service to Mossend and three services a week to Grangemouth, PD Ports is the reliable and flexible choice for Scottish business looking to secure international trade routes with fewer carbon emissions. As...

Scottish Investment and Trade Missions to Barbados continue to reap success

Trade missions play a critical role in the ever-changing world of global commerce. Such missions provide a platform for nations and businesses to build economic relationships, exchange ideas and explore mutually beneficial opportunities. The...

Do you want to unlock significant costs savings, without putting jobs at risk?

With over 30-years of experience, we are experts at significantly reducing your costs with our unique and proven propriety data and expertise. SRM is the UK and Europe’s best kept secret: there’s no one...

Governments must support business as economy braces for recession

The latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), shows the Scottish economy struggling against a growing whirlwind of pressures including increased input costs, inflationary hikes, mis-judged...

Economic Coalition’ needed between Business and Political Leaders to rebuild Scotland’s Economy

SCC President Urges ‘Economic Coalition’ between Business & Political Leaders to Rebuild Scotland’s Economy In his first Scottish Business Address to the Scottish business community, Stephen Leckie, President of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said that...

Government must give us sight of policy now to bolster failing business confidence

The political and economic turbulence have left the business community in dismay. The Prime Minister’s sudden resignation and another Conservative Party leadership contest has exacerbated those levels of uncertainty in the UK. As we look ahead,...

Tight labour market holding back growth of companies

Scotland’s labour market continues to paint a varied picture. While employment is high and unemployment is low, staff shortages, recruitment challenges and labour market supply continue to present stubborn barriers for businesses. The latest quarterly...

A hotbed of innovation: New research reveals engineering adds up to an estimated £645bn...

Research has revealed that the UK is an engineering powerhouse, with the profession generating up to an estimated £645bn gross value added (GVA) to the UK’s economy annually – equivalent to 32% of the...

Scottish trade mission seeks to establish exporting route and highlight opportunities in Barbados

A trade mission, which aims to establish a direct exporting route from Scotland to Barbados and highlight investment opportunities, took place between 20th and 25th November to the Caribbean island. Bringing together a range of...

Great things are happening in Argyll and Bute

This beautiful part of Scotland is developing itself as the home of business innovation and an enviable work-life balance lifestyle. Its £70 million rural growth deal (RGD) is key to that. The RGD, funded by...