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Commenting on the news that the CPI rate of inflation fell from 1.6% to 1.5% in August, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Inflation has been below the Government’s target for each and every month of 2014 so far.  Broadly speaking, this is good news for our economy since it eases the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates.  However despite consistently low inflation, prices are still rising ahead of wage increases and this limits...

16/09/2014 - 10:35

West Lothian Council’s Steps N2 Work team would like to invite you to attend our Business Breakfast on Thursday the 25th of September at the Alba Innovation Centre, Alba Campus, Livingston, EH54 7GA at 9:30am.    Brunch will be served at 9:30am, the presentation and networking will follow at 10am until 11am.

The event provides information on West Lothian Council’s Steps n2 Work wage subsidy programme, the benefits it offers to local employers and how you...

15/09/2014 - 16:29

Commenting ahead of Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Whichever direction the people of Scotland choose in Thursday’s referendum, one thing is clear: on Friday, we must all come together to drive Scotland forward, either as an independent nation or as part of the United Kingdom.  Either choice will leave a substantial number of people disappointed but on Friday 19 September, we simply cannot afford to...

15/09/2014 - 11:00

Scottish Chambers of Commerce today (Thursday 11th September 2014) launched its inaugural Scottish Business Honours 2014 ceremony at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, the Scottish Business Honours are truly unique - it takes winning businesses from local Chambers of Commerce from all over Scotland and showcases the best of Scottish businesses at this nationwide ceremony.

The evening was hosted by Kaye Adams and included Jim McColl OBE,...

12/09/2014 - 10:04

Commenting on today's decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% and to leave QE unchanged at £375 bn, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

"The Bank of England's policy on interest rates matters to Scottish businesses because, ultimately, it affects the cost of borrowing. If the Scottish economy is to maintain its steady recovery, then this needs to be supported by business investment, and this,...

08/09/2014 - 08:25

West Lothian-based Construction Company reaches significant business milestone

Ashwood Scotland is celebrating 15-years in business this month shortly after the completion of its 313th project.  It takes the total contracts value of completed projects through the £70m barrier.

The Bathgate-based business was founded in 1999 and has since gone onto grow to a staff 24-strong and establish itself as a well-regarded building contractor, with a...

03/09/2014 - 14:21

The Mumpreneurs Networking Club is proud to announce Beverley Anderson as it’s new Edinburgh Manager. Beverley, who is a successful, local business woman was inspired by the ethos of the Club and realised that she could use her experience to help other mums move their business forward. This informal, friendly networking group that started in East Sussex, now has 17 venues and Edinburgh’s first meeting of 2014 is on the 16th September.

The Club founded by Nicky Chisholm and Sara Guiel...

01/09/2014 - 11:09

Do you want positive publicity and recognition for your business?
Nominate your business for a Business Excellence Award 2014

Ever considered entering for business awards but then the pressures of business and lack of time mean you never get that all important entry in.  However, winning a business award can really be worth the effort when you see the huge benefits it can reap.

Nominating your business for an award can really...

27/08/2014 - 15:02

Scottish Chambers of Commerce will host its inaugural Scottish Business Honours 2014 ceremony on Thursday 11th September 2014 at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. The prestigious awards are sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, strengthening Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s global vision of building a strong export focused economy.

The Scottish Business Honours are truly unique - it takes winning businesses from (insert Chamber area name) Chamber of Commerce and showcases our...

25/08/2014 - 11:45

Commenting on the news that CPI inflation fell to 1.6% in July and RPI inflation fell to 2.5%, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

 “This latest fall in inflation leaves it well within the Government’s target of 2% and ought to reduce the pressure on the Bank of England for an early increase in interest rates.

 “The good news is that our economy is growing, employment levels are high and unemployment is falling but there remain issues over...

19/08/2014 - 12:29


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