XOCEAN Expands with Acquisition of Survey Specialists Geomara

Irish based international ocean data company, XOCEAN, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Geomara, a specialist hydrographic survey company, as part of its strategic global growth plan. The announcement follows the investment of €8m in September 2021 aimed to accelerate XOCEAN’s growth. Carbon-neutral XOCEAN is driving down emissions in the offshore industry and...

Keeping Scotland connected

By Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Getting Scotland’s relationship right with digital technology and learning is vitally important to securing economic growth and keeping Scotland connected and competitive in...

Let’s support the next generation of female leaders

By Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Economic inequality remains deeply embedded in society and although Scotland and the UK has come a long way in recent decades, women remain...

Borders firm leads the way with virtual reality technology to assist understanding of dementia

A Galashiels-based business have helped develop a revolutionary virtual reality device that aims to provide a better understanding of what someone with dementia experiences. With the help of South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), Virtual-Reality Empathy...

How CGI’s commitment to diversity is providing opportunities for the next generation of Scots...

The technology sector is flourishing. Opportunities that come with skilled jobs are continuing to grow apace. But for some, that world of opportunity can still feel light years away. That is why companies like CGI...

‘Unprecedented’ interest in Scottish trade mission to USA

Places on the first in-person trade mission from Scotland to the USA since the pandemic began have been snapped up in just four weeks as UK businesses look to new markets in the wake...

Webinar shares graduate apprenticeship success stories

Graduate apprenticeships are helping plug digital skills gaps in Scotland, particularly in the business critical area of cyber security. As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (7-11 March), The Open University in Scotland (OUiS) hosted an...

Timings confirmed for Lomond Banks planning submission

Plans for £40m sustainable world-class tourism resort to be submitted in April Plans for a £40m sustainable, world class tourist destination on the banks of Loch Lomond, are now set to be submitted at the...

It’s count down time to All-Energy & Dcarbonise 2022

The scene is set, the countdown has begun in earnest... after a gap of two years, All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, returns to Glasgow’s SEC on 11...

Advancing Net Zero through replacing Transformers

By Ayah Alfawaris, Energy Policy Manager 2.9% of all energy generated across Europe gets wasted through distribution transformers. This equates to 93TWh of annual energy waste and to put that into perspective, this amount of energy could...