Monday, November 29, 2021

Marketing agency recognised for out of this world contributions

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A UK firm which has established itself as a global leader in strategic marketing for space companies has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards for its work connecting and promoting those within...

Hotel and events business celebrate milestone anniversary

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A CUTTING-EDGE hospitality organisation is celebrating its 15th anniversary - in which time it has opened a travel agency, expanded its charitable aspects and welcomed over 2 million individuals from around the world. Exactly 15...
Visit Inverness Loch Ness reports strong year - Business News

Iconic Scottish tourism area reports strong year through pandemic

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A WORLD-FAMOUS Scottish tourism location has reported a strong year, despite the ongoing pandemic.During an AGM held by the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), Visit Inverness Loch Ness revealed that consumer interest in the...

COP-out: planting trees is for the birds – businesses must cut carbon output

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Comment by Neil Bradbrook, Managing Director of Ahead Business Consulting  As the dust settles on COP26, which rather predictably failed to fulfil hopes and promises, the obvious question is: what next? Pandemics excepted, COPs normally take...

Adult colouring book star to help budding businesses make green

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DUNDEE University has appointed illustrator Johanna Basford as an entrepreneurial ambassador.Basford's colouring books for adults have sold millions of copies across the world.The 37-year-old graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, who...

Comment: HMRC + WFH = WTF?

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Ian McMonagle, a Chartered Tax Adviser who sits on the Scottish Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, is Taxation Director at Russell & Russell, business advisers.  Amongst millions of people throughout the UK, WFH,...

Graduate apprenticeships “critical” to business growth, says report

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SCOTTISH businesses regard graduate apprenticeships as critical for driving economic growth and increasing productivity, according to a new report.The Edge Foundation report, Graduate Apprenticeships: Developing Scotland’s Future Workforce, also found that Scottish employers want more...

Henderson Loggie warns businesses could face reckoning over pandemic loans

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BUSINESSES could default on more than £28bn-worth of government pandemic loans, according to accountants Henderson Loggie.More than 1.5m UK businesses claimed £47.4bn in bounce-back loans from May 2020.The government provided the guarantees for the...

Business boost for Dundee as UK Government spends £2.5m keeping London flights open

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THE UK Government is spending £2.5m to help fund direct flights from Dundee to London for the next two years.Ministers say the money will keep an important route running and boost economic growth by...
Scottish PR photography, Core-Asset Consulting founder, Betsy Williamson

Financial recruiters back on the acquisition trail

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A RECRUITMENT and headhunting specialist is looking to acquisitions to supercharge its expansion plans – and enable it to crack one of Scotland’s fastest-growing sectors. Having initially announced its willingness to acquire Fintech or IT...

New stress reduction initiative has paw-sitive impact on staff

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AN EDINBURGH-based financial services recruitment firm has enlisted some four-legged volunteers to help reduce stress and increase activity amongst its staff while raising money for charity.The 22 strong team at Core-Asset Consulting will be...

Construction industry trainer scoops top business award

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CONSTRUCTION industry trainer Maggie Wright has scooped a top business award for her work.Wright's firm, Airdrie-based Claymore Training, specialises in helping individuals achieve construction industry accreditations.She was announced Champion Business Award winner at hub South...

Rising revenues and expansion for Inverclyde property firm Bowman Rebecchi

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INVERCLYDE property firm Bowman Rebecchi is celebrating a substantial rise in revenues and expansion into residential letting after just two years in business.The company is also marking the milestone with an office expansion, further...

Optima recruit AI pioneer to boost customer service in banking sector

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OPTIMA Partners have recruited an expert in applying artificial intelligence to customer service.Dr Danilo Blagojevic, a pioneer in the use of AI in banking and finance, will work at the consulting group's Edinburgh HQ.Blagojevic...

Commercial property comment: Industrial and retail warehousing lead the way

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IN the historic Scottish fiefdoms of Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway in which I operate, the commercial property environment is rich and diverse and, in many ways, quite accurately reflective of the wider...

Land of the Knee: Scottish firm’s pad exports saving US workers from pain

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A SCOTTISH firm is doubling its exports of kneepads to the US after they proved a hit with construction workers. Recoil Kneepads product was invented by a University of Strathclyde student to reduce knee pain...
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Water of strife: Trump tariff knocked at least 10% off Scotch whisky exports to...

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PUNITIVE US tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky knocked at least 10% off sales, according to research.The 25% tariffs cost whisky producers in the region of £45m - £90m in lost sales between their...

Security firm in safe hands as Phil Bunting takes on MD role

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SECURITY firm Safer Scotland has appointed a new managing director to lead its expansion plans. Phil Bunting has been charged with accelerating the Paisley-based business’s UK expansion and breaking into European markets within his first...

Openreach announces another 50 Scottish communities to get “full fibre” broadband

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OPENREACH says it will bring "full fibre" broadband to another 272,000 Scottish homes and businesses.More than 50 communities will benefit from the £95m investment, according to the firm. The network is used by customers of...

Leith Company are a happy herd following its move to employee ownership

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A PRINT and design firm based in Edinburgh has rewarded its employees with the keys to the business following their hard work during the global pandemic.Launched from the living room of couple Bob and...
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