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Business owners in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire to benefit from fully funded SME growth programme at UWS

After an incredibly successful launch at their Paisley campus, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) are expanding the reach of the Help to Grow: Management programme to their Ayrshire and Lanarkshire campuses in April 2023. Since launching the UK...

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW CELEBRATES TERCENTENARY OF ADAM SMITH

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is marking the 300th anniversary of pioneering Scot Adam Smith with a year-long celebration of his life, work and influence. The tercentenary commemoration of The Father of Economics includes a host of...

The business of divorce: divorcing your business partner

For some married couples, the prospect of owning and running a business together is a dream come true. Unfortunately, not every marriage is built to last, and all of a sudden this dream can come crumbling down, leaving a...

The website demystifying sustainable travel for Scottish businesses

The Way to Work website makes it easier for Scottish employers to support sustainability across the commute and business travel The Way to Work website makes it easier for workplaces to find the support they need to change their travel...

UWS and SWITCH Forum collaborate to upskill the Waste Industry

Enhancing resource and waste management working practices will be the focus of a new University of the West of Scotland (UWS) professional development programmes. In collaboration with industry leaders, the SWITCH Forum, the University has developed two modules – Legislation...

SCC signs deal to promote trade between Scotland and Pakistan

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), opening up opportunities for Scottish businesses to access the country’s growing middle class and its...

Make a Clean Break With a Wellshine Franchise

Looking for a Cleaning Franchise but not sure Where to Start? Finally The Wellshine Cleaning Franchise Opportunity Now Available in Scotland. Having had tremendous success south of the border Wellshine The Cleaning and Domestic Help Franchise are now looking for...

Scottish trade mission seeks to establish exporting route and highlight opportunities in Barbados

A trade mission, which aims to establish a direct exporting route from Scotland to Barbados and highlight investment opportunities, took place between 20th and 25th November to the Caribbean island. Bringing together a range of delegates from sectors including finance,...

Andy Cliffe appointed CEO of AGS Airports

AGS Airports Ltd, which owns and operates Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has confirmed that Andy Cliffe will succeed Derek Provan as chief executive officer. Mr Cliffe has extensive experience of the aviation industry having previously spent 19 years with...

Yorkshire Transformer Manufacturer at The Heart of Europe’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System

Transformers manufactured by a Leeds firm are playing a critical role in Europe’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) by megawatt hours, which has just come online in East Yorkshire. Harmony Energy’s 98MW/196MWh Pillswood facility, near Cottingham, utilises 78 Tesla...

Solar and Storage Success for Wilson Power Solutions

Amidst a packed out Solar & Storage Live event, the UK’s largest renewable energy conference and exhibition this year, Wilson Power Solutions have scooped up the Networks and Connections Award at the annual Solar & Storage Live Awards. The award...

Explore FREE digital CPD Taster Sessions at University of the West of Scotland

The UWS Centre for Continuing Professional Development is proud to present a series of FREE digital CPD taster sessions. Meet our expert academics and find out more about short course opportunities that are on offer via the UWS Centre for...

2022 Scottish Resources Conference is an event not to be missed!

The 2022 Scottish Resources Conference is an event not to be missed! Delivered in partnership with CIWM, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA, the conference provides a vital platform to ask questions, share ideas and develop solutions as we work...

Video games ecosystem project aims to boost Scottish games industry

Although Scotland’s videogame industry is recognised globally for its games successes, there is concern that several challenges are holding it back. Entrepreneurship and commercialisation are lacking, and smaller businesses that make up most of the industry can find growth...

AFRICAN VOICES PROJECT SETS OUT TO SAVE LIVES IN SCOTLAND

A film which aims to save lives by encouraging vaccine take-up and addressing health inequalities in the Scottish African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) community was premiered in Scotland on Friday 7 October. In the first quarter of 2022, uptake of...

UWS expands reach of Carbon Reduction Training Programme for Businesses

After successfully delivering fully funded Carbon Reduction training to 30 businesses in South Ayrshire, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has grand plans to extend delivery of the programme to businesses across Scotland and internationally. The inaugural Carbon Champions...

Transformers Supporting the Rise of BESS Projects

The change of planning laws two years ago allowed developers of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) above the 50MW threshold to apply for consent from local planning authorities instead of having to seek a development consent order (DCO) through...

Acumen Financial Planning opens doors for free consultations during awareness week

With the cost-of-living skyrocketing across the country, the need for comprehensive, coherent financial planning advice has never been more urgent. This year’s Financial Planning Week, which falls between 3rd – 9th October, is aiming to empower consumers by debunking...

Existing Energy Infrastructure Assets Cannot Be Ignored Amidst Hiking Energy Prices

Both the domestic and business sectors have been living in uncertainty and worry about the rocketing energy bills. The government has introduced temporary caps to help everyone survive this winter but that is not a permeant fix, and businesses,...

Association of University Engineers conference at the University of Stirling

The Association of University Engineers (AUE) was founded in 1970 by a group of university engineers who aimed to form a network of like-minded people. This association helps the engineers to share knowledge & skills, assist in the advancement of...

Scottish research highlights CO2-producing companies to face challenges with new climate-related disclosure requirements

Forthcoming regime on climate-related disclosures ventures into uncharted territory for industries emitting high levels of greenhouse gas. Current corporate reporting by most companies producing the highest levels of greenhouse gas emissions would not comply with proposed new requirements from the...

Public sector successes are proof of promises kept – and more to come, says Capita

Intending to continue its commitment to Scotland’s digital future, Capita is renewing its 2014 promise to connect Scotland’s public sector. The value of this promise, Capita says, can already be seen across the country. Professional services provider Capita is preparing...

Coming together in times of crisis.

It all started with Covid – the biggest disruption to our personal and working lives that most of us have ever experienced. Two and a half years of ever-changing regulations, different government support as well as shifting consumer demand...

New Power Equipment Rental Based in Dubai

Wilson Power Solutions Ltd are pleased to announce the formation of Wilson Agile Transformer Technical Services (WATTS - Rental), a joint venture between Wilson Power Solutions and Agile Power Group FZE based in Dubai. The new company WATTS -...

Trade mission invites investment in Barbados

Businesses in Scotland are invited to take part in a Trade and Investment mission to Barbados in November. The warm welcome has been extended by Invest Barbados, the economic development agency for this beautiful, friendly island nation. Sponsored by the government...

Tackle Staff Training Costs with the UWS Upskilling Fund

Offering Staff training and development programmes may seem like a pretty big investment, even more so in the current economic climate. As business costs rise, budgets are tighter and finding the funds for staff development is becoming increasingly challenging. University of...

Property in Scotland: Why invest in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is renowned for its history, architecture, and culture, but what about its investment opportunities? Property experts Tremont Investment explore why global investors should choose the Scottish capital for their next investment. With leading and emerging industries such as life...

Survey finds that 28% of businesses have not yet thought about or made plans to reduce their travel-related emissions

Travelknowhow Scotland is calling on businesses across Scotland to reduce their carbon footprint by encouraging more active and sustainable travel across their organisations. The call follows the second wave of their Sustainable Business Travel Survey, which found that 28...

SCC appoints new International Trade Director to target global growth

Scottish Chambers of Commerce announces Seona Shand as the organisation’s new International Trade Director. Seona has over a decade of experience in the field of international trade and brings to SCC deep knowledge and practical experience of trading internationally, doing...

UWS Supporting Sustainability in South Ayrshire

University of the West of Scotland is leading a project to deliver support and training to enable organisations across South Ayrshire to meet the national Net Zero goals, and position South Ayrshire as a national leader in green working...