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West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and Mitsubishi Electric are working in partnership to bring closer together industry and schools with the aim of supporting young people in developing skills beneficial to their future development.
 
The competition has been piloted this year at Armadale Academy with a view to rolling it...

26/06/2014 - 13:23

PHIL SPENCER ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS IN THE UK

Letting Solutions has won an award at the prestigious Estate & Letting Agent Awards sponsored by Zoopla Property Group

The Livingston based agency received the BEST IN COUNTY award in West Lothian at the prestigious Estate & Letting Agent Awards 2014.

The award was announced by Phil Spencer, the TV property expert at a lavish luncheon & ceremony at the Hilton Park...

23/06/2014 - 15:25

Commenting on the release of official data which shows that the CPI rate of inflation fell back to 1.5% in May, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“Inflation remains well within the Bank of England’s target and this ought to ease the pressure for an early rise in interest rates.  The priority for the Scottish economy is to nurture the signs of increasing business investment that will help to put Scotland back on the road to sustainable levels of...

18/06/2014 - 12:12

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and Mitsubishi Electric are working in partnership to bring closer together industry and schools with the aim of supporting young people in developing skills beneficial to their future development.

The competition has been piloted this year at Armadale Academy with a view to rolling it out to all West Lothian secondary schools in 2015. The challenge for the students was to design an innovative use for a heat pump.

The “Pump it Up” Challenge...

11/06/2014 - 14:35

Commenting on the publication of official figures which show that Scottish unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months to April 2014, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This latest welcome fall in Scotland’s level of unemployment is further evidence of increasing confidence in a strengthening economy.  There has been a downward trend in unemployment for some time now and this has been accompanied by an increase in employment, which has grown by...

11/06/2014 - 10:47

On Monday 19th June, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP met with senior Scottish business leaders in Edinburgh to discuss the Economy, Europe and Scotland's Referendum. Scottish Chambers of Commerce put our case forward to the Deputy Prime Minister - international trade and access to global markets is essential to sustain Scotland's economic growth and as a business owner, I know the importance of European and global markets. That's why we are calling for direct flights to key markets - businesses are 20...

05/06/2014 - 15:35

Commenting on the publication of the final report of the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, chaired by Sir Ian Wood, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This report from Sir Ian Wood’s commission is a landmark moment for the way in which Scottish business, the Scottish education system and the Scottish Government engage in terms of our young people and the end result has the potential to be transformational in terms of placing...

03/06/2014 - 11:51

Commenting on the release of official figures which show that CPI inflation has risen to 1.8% in April, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

"Despite the fact that there has been a small increase in inflation last month, businesses will not be overly concerned. Inflation remains exactly where our economy needs it to be - below the 2% mark - and looks likely to...

20/05/2014 - 11:36

As the most connected and influential business organisation in Scotland, Scottish Chambers of Commerce is hosting an event with the Deputy Prime Minister as part of a series of national conversations with political and business leaders.

Scottish business leaders will gather in Edinburgh to hear from the Deputy Prime Minister the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP and participate in an open Question & Answer session.

The key themes of the event will include international trade, European...

19/05/2014 - 09:00

Commenting on the release of official figures which show that Scottish unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to March, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This is good news to hear that Scottish unemployment is falling. The overall figure shows that Scottish businesses are becoming more confident to invest in new talent for the growth of their company.

“However, digging deeper with these figures, we can see that...

19/05/2014 - 08:52

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