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Call made ahead of national campaign to promote apprenticeships

Employers in West Lothian are being encouraged to hire Modern Apprentices to develop their workforce.

The call comes ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 from 29 February to 4 March.

Organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the campaign highlights the commitment of businesses that have decided to invest in the skills of their employees.

It also showcases the successes of...

12/01/2016 - 16:38

Aberdein Considine has appointed eight new Partners and secured major new corporate and public sector clients as it continues its growth across Scotland.

The firm is now acting for bakery giant Greggs PLC, jeweller Rox UK, and Oxford University after bringing corporate property specialist Paul Jennings on board in 2015.

Coco Chocolate and The Route Finance have also joined a growing list of clients being serviced from the Partnership’s new legal hub in St Vincent Street,...

11/01/2016 - 11:11

Linda Scott attended the No Limits Christmas party to present the cheque for £1503.75 raised by the Chamber Warrior Team from taking part in the Total Warrior Challenge.

 

06/01/2016 - 15:48

The real strength of a business - or of a business organisation - can be judged by how well it performs in the face of the unexpected.  If 2016 serves up as many surprises as the year just ended, how ready will we be?

A lot happened in 2015 that none of us saw coming.   We were surprised in turn by the prolonged recovery, the deep and damaging continuation slump of our oil price, by the return of a majority Conservative government at Westminster, by the election of a hard left Labour...

05/01/2016 - 09:28

Commenting on the Scottish Budget for 2016-17, announced by the Deputy First Minister this afternoon, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2016-17 is vitally important for business as it marks the beginning of a new era for the Scottish Parliament’s growing control over Scottish taxes.  Whilst the Scottish Government has sensibly refrained from making changes to the Scottish Rate of Income Tax for the coming...

17/12/2015 - 07:30

A team of car club specialists is working with West Lothian Council to investigate the feasibility of setting a car club up in the area.

The work, funded by Transport Scotland, is being facilitated by Carplus - the not-for-profit, environmental transport organisation that promotes car sharing schemes across the UK. Part of the work is to assess the appetite amongst local residents and businesses for car sharing options. A car club can provide members with the convenience of a car...

09/12/2015 - 10:11

Essential Cycling Skills is a short course developed by Cycling Scotland in response to the rise in popularity of cycling as a mode of transport across Scotland. Perhaps you want to try out the new bike you got for Christmas, build some physical activity into your day through an occasional cycle to work or simply want to keep up with the cycling younger generation - this course will help you get on your bike with confidence. 

A free course is being run in the Lanthorn Community...

09/12/2015 - 10:04

West Lothian contractor secures £4.6m of contracts

The Ashwood Scotland Foundation, set-up by Bathgate-based contractor, Ashwood Scotland, has enjoyed another successful charity fundraiser.

£3,900 was raised at the Foundation’s Annual Charity Ball in Whitburn on Friday night (November 27th) with the funds going to the Friends of Chernobyl Children West Lothian.

The charity aims to provide a months’ respite care for the children of...

07/12/2015 - 12:01

Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) tonight (Wednesday 2 December) hosts its 23rd Annual Business Address, taking place at the Hilton, Glasgow.

SCC Chair, Nora Senior, will address 500 senior business leaders from across Scotland and beyond, urging action by both business and government to raise the game in order to deliver a more dynamic and prosperous Scotland.

Nora Senior, Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“As Scotland enters a new era of...

03/12/2015 - 07:29

Congratulations to all our winners who received their business awards at the prestigious event on Friday 27th November at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel.

Best Business Award

Winner: Lareine Engineering
A key local employer who is recognised nationally as a high quality designer and manufacturer of ventilation solutions, and whose continued growth and investment has a positive impact on the...

30/11/2015 - 09:58

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