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Commenting on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Liz Cameron, Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

On the Apprenticeship Levy:

“Almost five months on from the Chancellor’s July Budget and we still appear to be no nearer identifying how the UK Government’s proposed Apprenticeship Levy will apply to large businesses in Scotland.  Yes, the Chancellor has announced the rate of the tax – 0.5% of a company’s payroll, where this...

25/11/2015 - 16:52

1. Free promotion of your events and services on the Members Notice board more info

2.Getting a Business Mentor to support your Business Growth read more...

25/11/2015 - 11:05

Traveleads are celebrating after being voted “Best Small Business Travel Agent in Scotland” at the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association annual awards dinner on Thursday the 5th of November. The event was held at the Glasgow City Hotel and attended by a host of travel industry partners. ‘We are especially proud of this award, not only because it is voted on by travel industry giants, including airlines and hotels, but because it is recognition from within the travel industry of the...

10/11/2015 - 11:13

Zero-hour contracts have received much attention in the press over the last year, and continue to be the subject of much debate.  

What is a zero-hour contract?

A zero-hour contract is a type of working relationship where there is no obligation on the employer to provide work and no obligation on the worker to make themselves available to work the hours offered.  An individual on a zero-hour contract will hold the employment status of “worker”, therefore...

09/11/2015 - 15:00

​Sibbald Training have just received a delivery of 100 items of Plant Machinery!

The machinery is displayed in a new purpose built exhibition area at their facility - although they are only models. MD David Sibbald is delighted with the collection which he had donated to him by the late John Ferguson, a well-known man in plant circles.

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05/11/2015 - 15:18

Visitors and exhibitors to lasts weeks Business Showcase took full advantage of the business to business networking.

The day offer an exhibition area with over 30 businesses, as well as opportunity to hear 2 guest speakers Martin Peacock from Vitality health rewards and Josh Quigley from SharkDog

The chamber would like to thank all our exhibitors...

26/10/2015 - 15:28

ABC Events and Fonab Castle Hotel this week shook hands on their new venture together. On a sunny autumn day nestled on the banks of Loch Faskally in the heart of Scotland the final details of the partnership were confirmed.  

AA 5 Star Hotel Fonab Castle has had a fantastic year, receiving their 3rd AA Rosette for the magnificent Brasserie and Sandeman Restaurant and enjoying an increase in corporate events and accommodation. In July 2015 Jeanette Napier joined the team at Fonab as...

19/10/2015 - 13:04

Great news for Chamber member Guthrie Group who have won a £500,000 contract to supply work wear and protective equipment to SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College for the next 3 years. Read More

19/10/2015 - 11:43

Commenting on the news that local authorities are to assume further powers to reduced business rates at a local level, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“It is good news that local authorities are being given additional powers to help reduce the costs of doing business in Scotland.  Our hope is that local authorities will make use of these new levers to help reduce the burden of business rates, which has grown substantially in recent years.

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16/10/2015 - 13:00

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the Chamber Golf Day at the Marriott Dalmahoy on the 9th October.

We would like to congratulate the days winners:

winning team Plan to Prosper

Winning team: Plan to Prosper 

Winning player: John McGlinchey Team: Cappers Plant Hire

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12/10/2015 - 14:53

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