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...

Scotland’s businesses are ready to grasp the opportunities

Scotland’s economy is getting smaller at the same time as the UK economy as a whole is growing at a healthy rate. That is the snapshot from the Scottish Government’s calculations of Gross Domestic Product...

CalMac apprentices celebrate a year of firsts as part of the Scottish Apprenticeship Week

A group of three of CalMac’s current 19 apprentices, came together as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week on 7th March 2017 to celebrate a year of notable milestones for the company’s training programmes. The students...

Collaboration key to boosting trade and investment

Whether you work in the private, public or third sector, it is fair to say that we are operating in a more uncertain, complex and volatile environment. For me, strengthening and enhancing Scotland’s trade...

Politics, politics, politics…

Charandeep Singh, Head of External Relations gives his communications insight into recent political announcements by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon & Prime Minister Theresa May. From a comms perspective, how would you judge Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement...

Demands of Modern Business Travel

Despite living in the digital era, face-to-face and on-site meetings are still a crucial element in facilitating businesses and maintaining relationships. The demands of doing business in the modern world adds increasing pressure to...

Have you discovered fuel cards yet?

Scottish Chambers’ members are all different, but all need to watch costs. It would make life easier if you could always refuel cheaply but delay payment, enjoying interest-free credit. The Fuelcard People can help. They...

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...

A perfect opportunity to find out more about apprenticeships

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is supporting the first ever Scottish Apprenticeship Shows which are taking place in October this year. The events, run by the Daily Record and Sunday Mail (Media Scotland), will give young...

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...