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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...

Women-led business angel network receives funding to expand its membership +

Women-led angel group Mint Ventures has received funding from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government’s Scottish Technology Ecosystem Fund (STEF) for a series of roadshows to encourage more women to become angel investors, and help women-led companies access investment. Just...

Benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships

Last week, we answered the question ‘What are Graduate Apprenticeships?’ This week, we will be giving you more information on the benefits of the Scottish professional development scheme. In case you missed it, here is a reminder of what Graduate...

Glasgow digital agency announces move to employee ownership

Glasgow-based Spider Online has announced it is joining the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with all staff being given a stake in the company. Founded by John Campbell and Tony O'Grady in 2004, Spider Online is an award-winning...

What are Graduate Apprenticeships?

What are Graduate Apprenticeships? Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) at Edinburgh Napier University offer high quality work-based learning to strengthen the skills people and businesses need. Available to businesses of any size in Scotland, they provide a route for new and existing...

Entrepreneurs forecast £24.4m new investment and support for 552 jobs

Scottish Enterprise has today unveiled the forecasted impact of its £1.3m package of support for the third cohort of its flagship business growth and leadership programme Unlocking Ambition. The latest group of entrepreneurs, who joined the nationwide programme in September...

Join the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge

Registrations are now open for the award-winning Sustrans Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge. Throughout March, workplaces across Scotland will compete to log the most sustainable journeys. And for the first time, those working from home can record their local journeys...

RGU offers skills boost to energy sector with world first in Energy Data Management

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is launching the world’s first cross-sector Energy Data Management course. The new online short course is targeted at Data Managers within the energy sector, and in particular for wind, oil and gas and nuclear, but will ...

Travelknowhow Scotland Online Survey

We would like your views on sustainable travel within your workplace. Travelknowhow Scotland is conducting a short online survey.  The survey is aimed at workplaces and covers details such as participation in sustainable transport schemes, the availability of onsite car...

Where is Britain’s Best Bootstrapper in the Business Awards’ trophy cabinet?

The UK Business Awards industry should recognise the entrepreneur ‘bootstrapper’ says Professor Colin Mason of Glasgow University who has studied the financing of small and medium-sized firms for over 30 years. A prize for the owner-manager with the creativity...

FREE travel planning consultancy time to help you transition to net zero.

Travelknowhow Scotland are offering workplaces FREE, dedicated support to help encourage more active and sustainable travel. Available for a limited time. To find out more and register your interest, please email info@travelknowhowscotland.co.uk

nthesis Group acquires Canadian Agri-food sustainability consultancy Provision Coalition Inc

Acquisition forms important part of Anthesis’ global growth strategy Anthesis, the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally, has announced the acquisition of Provision Coalition Inc., a Canadian-based consultancy focused on sustainability in the Agri-food sector. The acquisition is an important...

Experience the IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre for your next event

Following a recent re-vamp, the IMAX is open for bookings as an events venue and is now fully operated and managed by Glasgow Science Centre. The recent refurbishment also opens up three new spaces within the IMAX foyer allowing additional...

Wilsons Auctions – more than auctioneers

Shortlisted as Asset Valuer/Auctioneer of the Year and Best use of Technology, Wilsons Auctions highlight just how they are the leading provider of premium asset advisory and remarketing services across the UK and Ireland. 2021, was another turbulent year however...

Protecting your workplace

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate, explains the important responsibilities Chamber business owners/managers must fulfil covering mandatory life safety fire risk assessments at any commercial site. He sets out how, as legally identified ‘Duty Holders’, they...

Aldi plans £24m investment in Scotland in 2022

From 2022-2023, the supermarket will invest over £55 million as part of their ongoing commitment to Scotland Aldi has unveiled plans to invest £24 million and create hundreds of new jobs in Scotland next year as part of its continued...

Claim up to £2,500 with the Business Ventilation Fund

The Business Ventilation Fund has been introduced to help small and medium sized businesses in Scotland to improve their ventilation and reduce the spread of Covid-19. Further details regarding the funding, eligible businesses and how they can claim is...

GCI secures ISO 27001 certification for a second year

Cycle to Work Scheme provider Green Commute Initiative is delighted to announce that it has been awarded ISO 27001 certification for a second year running. This is a key accreditation in relation to protecting against information security threats, including hackers and cyber-attacks. The...

SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE 2022

In alignment with Scottish Government guidance on the coronavirus situation, the organisers of SPE Offshore Europe have made the difficult decision to postpone the event on 1-4 February 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen. Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director – Energy &...

New Digital Entrepreneur in Residence for Stirling Management School

The University of Stirling Management School (SMS) has appointed its first Digital Entrepreneur in Residence to help students and staff prepare for ‘Industry 4.0’. Business engagement advisor and Stirling graduate, Joe Little, will help ensure SMS teaching and research meets...

RESEARCH IDENTIFIES KEY REASONS FOR SCOTLAND’S BELOW AVERAGE PRODUCTIVITY AND HOW IT COULD BE IMPROVED

A digital technology skills gap, low rate of business start-ups and adoption of technologies, and low proportion of businesses that export are some of the key factors contributing to Scotland’s slowdown in productivity. Innovation stemming from new products and...