Established Scottish businesses thrown a lifeline

A new business loan fund has been launched in Scotland to help SMEs carry on trading despite the pandemic. Business Loans Scotland (BLS) is one of two government-backed agencies making the new COVID Working Capital...

Cycle carriages for Scotland’s scenic railway

Designated carriages for bikes and large sporting equipment are to be introduced on one of Scotland’s most scenic routes, a first for the UK rail industry. As part of the pilot, ScotRail is transforming five...

Old Loans Inn named Hotel of the Year for third consecutive year at SGTW...

The luxury SimpsInns property was recognised once more for excellence in hospitality and quality of service and continues to be a firm favourite with both international and domestic visitors to Ayrshire. “We are absolutely delighted...

Making time for relationships in the ever-changing world of SME Funding

The importance of human interaction and interpersonal relationships are the two top trends driving the financial brokerage industry. That’s according to the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) Recognising the importance of relationships between...

New Vision, New Village

RPMI Railpen (Railpen) has announced a £7m investment programme for Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, to transform the destination into Caledonia Park, Scotland’s premier designer village. Designed by Urban Edge Architecture, RPMI Railpen’s plans include installing...

World’s First Hemp Sunglass Line Receives £25K Funding from Business Loans Scotland

As part of a wider funding package, Edinburgh based Hemp Eyewear, plan on utilising the loan to launch their handcrafted range of sunglasses into the market. Founded in September 2014 by Product Designer and Managing...

We want more companies to take advantage of the awareness and goodwill there is...

By Neil Francis, Director of International Trade and Investment Operations, Scottish Enterprise As the clock struck midnight on 1 January and the celebrations for 2020 began, the familiar sound of Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne would...

Scottish Chamber Network raise business voice at Business in the Parliament Conference

More than 200 business representatives gathered for the joint Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament event In November 2019, Scottish Chambers of Commerce were delighted to attend and participate in Business in the Parliament Conference (BIPC)...

An Edinburgh-Shenzhen success story

November 2019 saw a delegation of six businesses from Edinburgh travel to Shenzhen for a 4 day trade mission organised by Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, supported by the Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange and led by...

Connecting for International Growth – Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

With the support of the Scottish Government and Scottish Chambers of Commerce we are continuing to build on our existing international partnerships and create new ones across the world.  Over the past few years we...
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