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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...

Remote Power: The Offshore Filling Stations of the Future

By Paul Slorach, Business Development Director, Verlume      www.verlume.world A common sight across many countries worldwide, the petrol station has become synonymous with convenience and ease of access to fuel when required. Introduced over 100 years ago by the AA...

POST-COVID BID TO BOOST BUSINESSES UNVEILED BY UWS

Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SME) post-Covid recovery efforts will be the focus of a new University of the West of Scotland (UWS) initiative. Funded by the UK government, Help to Grow: Management will be delivered by academics from the...

Active Travel: Cycling and walking plays a crucial role in tackling climate change

Following new scientific evidence published by the World Health Organization (WHO), Travelknowhow Scotland is calling on workplaces in Scotland to encourage the switch to more sustainable and active travel. In a new publication, the WHO reported that investments in policies...

Free travel planning consultancy support package extended throughout 2022/23

Travelknowhow Scotland’s FREE travel planning consultancy support package, in partnership with Cycling Scotland, Sustrans and Smarter Choices Smart Places, has been extended throughout 2022/23. Open to all workplaces across Scotland, Travelknowhow Scotland is providing three days of FREE travel planning...

Language can drive closer academic and industry partnerships

Economic growth and university-industry collaborations could be boosted using key language in proposals, a new study reveals.  Dr David Johnson from University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School explored the language used in 3,500 contract research proposals prepared by SME...

Applications open for the EBS Incubator in support of entrepreneurship

It has helped entrepreneurs take the next step in their careers and now the Edinburgh Business School (EBS) Incubator at Heriot-Watt University is back for another year! Applications are now being accepted from early-stage entrepreneurs looking to access facilities and...

Corporate events at UK’s first Newton Flight Academy take off at Glasgow Science Centre

The Newton Flight Academy is home to Scotland’s only full motion flight simulators and offers a realistic wrap-around 180-degree view of landscapes generated from real map data. Delegates can expect to take off and pilot the controls of a...

THE ALL-ENERGY AND DCARBONISE 2022 SUCCESS STORY

The 21st anniversary edition of All-Energy 2022, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located Dcarbonise 2022 held at Glasgow’s SEC on 11 and 12 May attracted total attendance of 7,642, more than...

Why you should choose Scotland for your next property investment

With returns outperforming most of the UK, Peter Pilz, Managing Director of Edinburgh-based Tremont Investment, explores why there has never been a better time to invest in the Scottish commercial property market. If you are looking for a good investment...

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 is delivering on its impact goal of...

Launch of serious educational game aims to raise number of living wage employers

Currently, 1.6m workers in the UK are not receiving a living wage. Research by academics at University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and University of Edinburgh Business School has revealed that when employees pay a living wage it...

Cash for Kids receives £46,000 donation

A leading Scottish law firm has handed over another donation to Cash for Kids. Thorntons who have offices across Scotland has given £46,000 as part of its annual Charity Wills Campaign. Taking place across its offices in Dundee, Fife, Perth,...

Social Print & Copy CIC strengthens its offering through new partnership with Canon

Canon UK & Ireland is delighted to announce its partnership with Social Print & Copy CIC – a social enterprise based in Edinburgh, which delivers transparent and fair priced printing, photocopying, document and digital solutions to third sector organisations...

CMS secures investment from Newable Capital

CMS Holdings UK Ltd (Parent company of Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd) has secured investment from Newable Capital Ltd to further accelerate growth. Newable Capital is the SME investment arm of Newable Limited; the wider group that supports UK growth...

The search is on for Scotland’s top green businesses

Scotland’s businesses can showcase their excellence in environmental practice by entering VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards and this year more businesses from the construction industry are being called on to apply. Many firms are showing that environmental innovation and best...

Closing the skills gap with Graduate Apprenticeships

In the first two instalments of Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Apprenticeship information series, we answered the questions ‘What are Graduate Apprenticeships?’ and ‘What are the benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships?’ In this final instalment, we will be telling you a...

Succession planning secured as award-winning firm transitions to Employee Ownership Trust

An award-winning construction management training company has become the latest Scottish business to become an employee-owned enterprise – the ‘crowning achievement’ of its 35th anniversary celebrations. With immediate effect, shares in Glasgow-based Esteem Training Limited previously owned by founder and...