Embracing new energy could establish Scotland as a global supplier

A breakthrough in renewable energy could see Scotland becoming one of the largest global energy exporters in the world, believes Professor of Economics Ronald MacDonald. New technology, pioneered in Australia, enables the production of low-cost...

Lucy’s in business through her Foundation Apprenticeship

Teenager Lucy Gallagher got the chance to get her foot in the door at a world-leading technology firm thanks to her Foundation Apprenticeship. Now, more doors are opening for the 17-year-old pupil at St Ambrose...

Work-based learning unlocking potential in young people

Frank Mitchell (Chair, Skills Development Scotland) Two years ago, Deputy First Minister John Swinney underlined his commitment to provide up to 5,000 new Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities available in schools by the end of 2019. The ambition...

Women-owned businesses contribute £8.8bn to the Scottish economy

New research published by FSB and launched at Facebook Community Boost, reveals the contribution women-owned businesses make to the Scottish economy has increased by a staggering 76%, from £5bn GVA in 2012 to £8.8bn...

Women in Business: Unstoppable Women!!

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of business and professional women’s groups throughout Scotland. Our mission and vision is to raise the voice...

Women in Business: Mentor plan for female entrepreneurs

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £100,000 of new funding for an initiative aimed at driving entrepreneurship among females in Scotland. The Scottish Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Scottish Association of Business...

What can shared transport do for your business?

How do you travel for work? Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic, boring and lonely drives to the office or travel to meetings, none of it is particularly enjoyable. However there are lots of...

Strathleven Regeneration CIC Event

£414m gross value has been added to Dumbarton’s economy since the creation of Strathleven Regeneration CIC. The new job count is 671 and 344 houses have been built.  SRCIC has a solid track record...

DYWDG event is back with a bang!

Developing the Young Workforce in Dumfries and Galloway (DYWDG) is once again working with partners, Energy Skills Partnership, Food and Drink Federation Scotland, DG College and the Crichton Trust to present a follow up to...

Brexit – what can your business do to prepare?

Brexit remains high on the agenda for many businesses and, despite news of a recent extension of the Brexit deadline from the European Union, businesses must remain prepared for all possibilities, including that of...
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