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How can a solicitor help with the late payment of commercial debts?

For those who own a business, it is essential everything runs as smoothly as possible. In that respect, a consistent cash flow is the lifeblood of sustaining operations. As a result, late payments can have severe consequences, leading to...

Records smashed at All-Energy and Dcarbonise 2024

Last week saw the attendance record at the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon exhibition and conference All-Energy, and the co-located Dcarbonise 2024, at Glasgow’s SEC, smashed by a staggering 21%. “In 2023 we had total attendance of 9,706 –...

Fostering ‘in crisis’ as Barnardo’s urges support

The country’s leading children’s charity has issued a plea for more people to consider becoming foster carers after figures show that hundreds of young people are in need of a place to call home. Barnardo’s Scotland has pointed to...

“Prevention is the Best Treatment” Campaign: Promoting Asthma Awareness Month and World Asthma Day

Asthma and Allergy Foundation is Scotland’s only dedicated asthma and allergy charity and a leading advocate for asthma awareness and prevention. The charity is excited to launch the "Prevention is the Best Treatment" campaign in celebration of Asthma Awareness...

Recruit and Develop the Skills You Need

The language used in Scottish education has changed – the language used in recruitment and workforce development needs to change too. It is important to make sure that you are recruiting at the right level for your job role. At...

Should you legally protect your business name, logo and specific product names?

For a business to be successful, building a strong brand identity is essential. The business name, logo and names of products are not just identifiers; they are valuable assets that distinguish you from competitors and create recognition among your...

Scottish Charity Launches “The Breathe Better Scotland” Live Radio Show

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF) proudly announces the launch of "The Breathe Better Scotland" live radio show on shmuFM at 99.8 MHz. The show, which premiered on Monday 15th April 2024 is scheduled to air on the 3rd...

Energising Scotland’s manufacturing sector for a bright future

Energy transition is probably the single biggest market opportunity for Scottish manufacturing over the next 20 years, and Scotland’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector has a huge role to play in it. But to take full advantage of these...

Edinburgh Napier commits future to bridging industry skills gaps

Businesses in Scotland are currently facing significant skills & labour shortages. Demand for talent is increasing, but supply is in decline. It is therefore essential for employers to be responsive to rapid change and proactive in recruitment and talent...

NI Net Zero Collaborative Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore.

“We were absolutely delighted to have been part of the recent NI Net Zero Collaborative Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore. Our mission, headed up by Invest NI and close association of various reputable and established partners within the group,...

The changing landscape of tourism

Lord John Thurso, Outgoing Chair, VisitScotland I have been Chair of VisitScotland for eight years and the end of my term is an opportune moment to reflect on all that’s happened in those eventful years. As well as the pandemic, developments in...

Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been appointed as a panel judge

Charandeep Singh BEM, Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has been appointed as a panel judge for The King’s Awards for Enterprise. Previously known as the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the King’s Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by...

Scottish asthma charity appoints Barry Duncan as their Ambassador.

Scotland’s only dedicated asthma charity, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF) proudly announces the appointment of Barry Duncan, Managing Director & Vice President Finance at CNR International as its Ambassador, marking a significant milestone in the charity's mission to...

Take legal advice before setting up a franchise business

Franchising is becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK, with Scotland a notable area for growth for many franchise brands. However, although there are many franchise success stories, there are legal aspects to consider before embarking on this particular business...

Recruit the Skills You Need

The language used in Scottish education has changed – the language used in recruitment needs to change too. The SCQF is Scotland's national qualifications framework. It provides a way of describing, comparing and understanding a wide range of qualifications and...

APPRENTICESHIPS GIVE YOUNG TALENT CHANCE TO EXCEL AT SQA

As Scottish Apprenticeship Week begins, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is helping young people take their first steps into the world of work by recruiting modern apprentices in several roles across its Edinburgh and Glasgow sites. As part of its...

How research is unlocking energy transition opportunities

The free Research Service at Scottish Enterprise is supporting companies through the energy transition opportunity – helping ensure they can innovate and scale up to transform our economy. For any business, navigating your way into the market opportunities around energy...

Why There is Everything to Play for in Energy Transition

Scottish Enterprise is helping businesses to gain a competitive advantage in the global shift to net zero – and transform our economy at the same time. The next five to 10 years will be a defining time for Scotland’s economy...

Asthma and Allergy Foundation Takes to the Streets of Aberdeen to Raise Awareness

The dedicated team at Asthma and Allergy Foundation took to the streets of Aberdeen starting at University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Campus on Thursday, to engage with the local community and raise awareness about asthma, its symptoms, and triggers. The...

Scottish Asthma Charity appoints Colin Black, FEI as their Ambassador

Scottish Asthma charity, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF) which provides evidence-based health information, confidential advice and practical support to adults and children with asthma, their families and carers across Scotland recently launched their AAF Ambassador Initiative. The charity, which...

10 types of insurance to safeguard your business

Business owners need to expect the unexpected. From burglary to weather damage, through to a slip, trip or fall on your premises could result in a claim - and possibly legal fees on top of that. Running a firm...

New esports qualification opens the door to a billion-pound industry for Scottish students

A new qualification in esports is providing Scottish school pupils and college learners with a stepping stone into the billion-pound esports industry. Developed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the new National Progression Award (NPA) in Esports provides an overview...

Scottish Chambers meets with Dubai Chambers

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) and Dubai Chamber, the largest business organisation representing Dubai’s private sector, on the sidelines of COP28. Members from the Team Scotland delegation, led by Scottish Chambers of Commerce, held discussions with H.E. Hassan...

The Glenmorangie Company believe that employees are the lifeblood of an organisation

The Glenmorangie Company believe that employees are the lifeblood of an organisation, and that investing in the workforce is the most important thing any business can do. It’s what led to Kerryanne Joyce, Bottling Training & Development Manager, being...

Understand Qualifications – Understand Workforce Skills

The language used in Scottish education has changed – the language used in recruitment and workforce development needs to change too. The SCQF is Scotland's national qualifications framework. It provides a way of describing, comparing and understanding a wide range...

Making watertight commercial contracts

Owning a business of any size in any industry is no simple feat, but some essential processes can ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. Any business runs the risk of legal disputes, whether that’s with employees, customers or suppliers....

Why Net Zero is a growth opportunity for business

Nikki Flanders. Managing Director, SSE Energy Customer Solutions Now the dust has settled on another COP, it’s a reminder that while high level policy discussions are critical, we must return to placing action at the forefront of our minds and get on...

From AI to sustainability: More cooperation and innovation can help our economy grow

In the backdrop of a year marked by global challenges, Scottish businesses have demonstrated an extraordinary resilience. The landscape over the last twelve months has been anything but stable, with challenges ranging from the conflict in Ukraine to new...

Delta sets sights on Edinburgh for 2024

After a record-setting summer across the Atlantic, American carrier, Delta Air Lines, is eyeing another successful year in Scotland. By the end of 2023, Delta will have flown some 1.5 million flights, and carried 200 million people to over 300...

SRM (Strategic Resource Management) can help you harness the full power of your data

In the contemporary business landscape, data has emerged as a key asset, serving as the lifeblood that drives decision-making and strategic planning. The 2020s have ushered in an era where businesses are inundated with a wealth of data from diverse...