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Introduction to Exporting Breakfast

Want to know more about the opportunites available for your business to be successesful in new markets?

The West Lothian Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast event with speakers who have been successful in growing their business overseas.

From our initial research for the International Club, it was clear that many businesses found case studies of businesses active in markets were a benefit for gaining an understanding of opportunities available to them.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Inflation Rates Increase –

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:17

The latest UK inflation figures show that CPI has increased from 2.9% in to 3.0% in September 2017. 

This is the highest reading since April 2012.  As with the August rise, the figures show continued pressure on households.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages have seen rises to the highest rate since October 2013.   Furthermore, discretionary spending is likely to be hit by the significant rise in the recreation and culture segment, which has hit its highest level in seven years.

Discussing the rise, Liz Cameron, CEO, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

CHINA SUCCESS MARKS NEW ERA OF BUSINESS-LED TRADE GROWTH

Tue, 2017-09-26 15:19

Scotland’s business-to-business links with China have reached a “turning point” thanks to pro-active private-sector leadership, the chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce Liz Cameron said today. 

Speaking in the wake of a milestone event in Glasgow on Tuesday, where SCC hosted Beijing’s Ambassador to the UK H.E. Liu Xiaoming along with Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Keith Brown MSP and 200 Scottish businesses with China interests, Liz Cameron said:

Sibbald Training Announced as Finalists in the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2017

Mon, 2017-09-25 14:40

 

Sibbald Training have been selected as finalists in two business categories for the VIBES Scottish Environmental Business Awards 2017.

The VIBES – Scottish Environmental Business Awards encourages businesses across Scotland to increase their sustainability and reduce impact on the environment.

POLITICAL LEADERS PLEDGE TO HEED CHAMBERS PRIORITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

Fri, 2017-09-22 14:05

Leaders from Scotland’s main opposing political parties came together on Thursday (21st September) in a pledge to work together with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to heed the concerns of business and prioritise economic growth. 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network held its Annual Scottish Business Reception on Thursday, hosted by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP, and addressed by Derek Mackay MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution.

 

Is Exporting for You? - Informational Event

Have you ever considered trading overseas before? Does it sound like too much work or wouldn’t suit your business?

Even if you do, make sure you come along to this free event to find out more about exporting and the various opportunities available to businesses. Whether you’re a product or service based business, there are many opportunities available for businesses looking to extend their trading boundaries – even some you may not have known of before!

SCC Comment on Interest Rates Announcement

Thu, 2017-09-14 16:49

 

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the Bank of England’s decision to hold the base rate at 0.25%. 

 

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

 

“It was critical that the Bank of England demonstrated resolve on interest rates today.  As illustrated by the government figures released earlier this week, increases in average weekly earnings are failing to outpace inflation, which continues to impact consumer spending and restrain wider economic growth.

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