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Join us on the 21st April at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club for an informal business dinner that will be both entertaining and inspiring.

This year we are delighted to welcome as the keynote speaker Brigadier David Allfrey, MBE, Producer & Chief Executive of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

Taking on a institution like the Tattoo is no mean feat, it is estimated that the 3 week run is worth £100 million to the Scottish economy.

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23/02/2016 - 09:48

Edinburgh Airport will host its first ever Recruitment Day today where the public have been invited to attend and speak with a range of prospective employers including retailers, airlines, Police Scotland and car rental companies. 

There is no need to register for the free event hosted at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel which will be held between 10am – 2pm (today) Tuesday 23rd February. 

Richard Townsend, Head of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport, said: 

“...

23/02/2016 - 09:06

A new poll of Scottish Chambers of Commerce members appears to show a slight weakening of   business enthusiasm towards EU membership within the last five months, though a solid majority of Scottish businesses would still vote for the UK to stay in the 28-nation group. 

According to the new poll, 68% of the Scottish-based Chambers members who responded said that they would vote for Britain to remain a member “if the poll were held tomorrow”.  This represents a slight decline from the...

17/02/2016 - 09:31

As part of West Lothian Council's Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme, a dedicated Spring Step Count Challenge for West Lothian workplaces is taking place. The Step Count Challenge is a physical activity challenge where teams of five people take part over a four week period. The aim is to gradually increase your physical activity over the four week challenge, with the use of a free pedometer (or any app or device you already have) and an online tool where you log activity and receive...

09/02/2016 - 15:13

Businesses in and around Edinburgh are set to get more help to sell their products and services overseas, as the UK Government’s ‘exporting roadshow’ comes to Meadowbank Stadium on Friday 4 March.

Also stopping in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee, the ‘Exporting is GREAT’ truck will offer expert exporting advice through talks, workshops and one-to-one coaching.  Businesspeople will have the chance to hear Scottish business leaders discuss their own exporting experiences, and meet other...

03/02/2016 - 10:27

A prominent West Lothian business woman has been appointed as a member of the Court of Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh.

Cynthia Guthrie, Joint Managing Director at the West Lothian-based Guthrie Group Ltd and former Board Member of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce has taken up her appointment to serve for three years in the first instance.

Ms Guthrie brings wide-ranging experience in governance, strategic planning and organisational development to the role, as well...

21/01/2016 - 15:49

On a cold crisp winter’s day in the Scottish Borders, the finer details of the new ABC Events and Mercure Barony Castle partnership were confirmed. 

The beautiful 3 star 16th century tower house is set in 25 acres of idyllic Peeblesshire Countryside is the ideal setting for Team Building, Fun Days and Outdoor Pursuits. 

With stunning country views, Mercure Barony Castle is only 35 minutes outside Edinburgh and is the perfect location for a corporate getaway. Inside the...

19/01/2016 - 11:43

Being part of the Chamber can help you grow

Chamber membership offers you:

  • Free promotion of your events and services on the Members Notice board more info
  • Getting a Business Mentor to support your Business Growth ...
14/01/2016 - 13:46

Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland’s key business sectors: Construction, Financial and Business Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale and Tourism.
 
These findings, released in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute show the position of businesses for the fourth quarter of 2015.
 
Liz Cameron OBE, Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce,...

14/01/2016 - 09:48

Investors in People Scotland are working hard to promote youth employment within Scotland and are currently working with over 200 organisations, to assist them in their recruitment, retention and development of young people.

There is now an even greater reason to use Investors in Young People accreditation and advice. The Scottish Government has increased the funding available to employers of up to 250 people to a maximum of 100% - this is only available to organisations that use...

13/01/2016 - 09:32

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