Building back skills post COVID-19

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of SCC highlights the skills challenges ahead and how apprenticeships form a vital part of the solution. The pandemic has brought to the forefront skills challenges that existed pre-pandemic...

First shoots of recovery but challenges still lie ahead

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) partners with the internationally recognised economic research unit, the Fraser of Allander Institute, to produce a Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) periodically. This QEI survey is the longest running data...

New service for redundant apprentices supports recruitment process

The Apprentice Transition Plan service was developed by Skills Development Scotland in order to support apprentices made redundant through the impact of COVID-19. The service will help individuals market themselves to prospective employers. The support is...

Creating transformational change: Advancing Manufacturing AeroSpace projects offer innovation and opportunity to SMEs

The aerospace hub at Prestwick in South Ayrshire is one of the largest aerospace clusters in Europe. Having secured an £80 million investment from the Ayrshire Growth Deal, it’s set to secure its status...

Attracting new investment and creating new jobs

PD Ports is one of the UK’s major port groups. Its main operators of Teesport, the fifth largest port in the UK and the only major port in England to handle more exports than...

Nova Scotia offers new horizons for Scottish business

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce shares their experience of leading their first virtual trade missions to Nova Scotia. What do you picture when you think of an international trade mission? People in smart business outfits milling...

SCC hosts virtual trade missions to Shandong & Inner Mongolia

Over the last few weeks, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have hosted virtual trade missions to Shandong and Inner Mongolia. Both missions, which took place in November 2020, introduced Scottish businesses to the main socio-economic profile...

Liz Cameron reappointed to UK Government’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group

Dr Liz Cameron OBE, chief executive and Director of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been re-appointed as the Scottish Business representative to advise the UK Government on strategic trade policy issues, including future...

A national player, keeping it local

At the helm of Clancy Consulting’s Scottish offices, directors Neil Orrock and Neil Robson reflect upon the fine balance of ‘keeping it local’ whilst operating within a nationwide multi-disciplinary engineering practice leading some of...

Feast and famine

Just as the pandemic has thrown up both winners and losers in the business world, we are currently anticipating high levels of both solvent (MVLs) and insolvent liquidations over the first quarter of 2021. Feast Many...