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China success marks new era of business-led trade growth

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. 

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Gow’s Lybster Ltd celebrate their 30th year

Celebrating its 30th Year Gow’s Lybster Limited are marking the occasion with a significant development at their facility at Mavsey, Lybster.

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New Directors for Lyth Arts Centre

Lyth Arts Centre appoints two new directors.

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Four recruits take one of Inverness’ biggest law firms to the next level

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has hit a landmark figure of having 20 lawyers based in its Inverness office and has ambitions to grow further.

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SCC hails continuing positive jobs figures

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed another set of strong quarterly labour market figures from the ONS, which show Scotland outpacing London to record the highest growth in employment rate in the UK since April 2017.  The UK jobless figure of 4.3% is the lowest since 1975.

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SCC Initial Response: Programme for Government

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the thrust of the Scottish Government’s 2017-18 Programme for Government, and applauds its ambition “to be the inventor and the producer, not just a consumer, of the innovations that will shape the lives of our children and grandchildren”.

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Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation

A tidal power station in the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and Orkney has broken the world record for electricity generation, the company behind it has announced.

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Scrabster ice plant officially opened

Scotland’s newest ice plant has been officially opened by Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity Fergus Ewing.

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SCC/BCC and DIHK: Joint UK-German call to put shared economic interests first in Brexit negotiations

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC), in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have today (Monday) called for UK and EU negotiators to put a clear focus on our shared economic interests as Brexit talks reconvene in Brussels.

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HIAL launches training courses to businesses across the Highlands

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is now offering training in a range of areas to businesses and individuals across the region. HIAL has provided training in fire-fighting, fire safety, first aid, driving and many more and are now rolling out both individual courses and ‘bundled’ courses to meet local…

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SCC: Network response to Barclay review

Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the Barclay Review Recommendations as a step in the right direction to improve the operations of Business Rates in Scotland and to stimulate business growth and investment.

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SCC Comments on Home Secretary’s decision to evaluate migration trends

Commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate the present and future impacts of migration on the UK, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

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Lego broch arrives at Caithness Horizons

Lego-building specialists Brick to the Past has unveiled their construction in Caithness Horizons visitor centre in Thurso to help Caithness Broch Project (CBP) promote the area’s history.

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Distiller’s in the running for rural business award

Dunnet Bay Distillers in running for Rural Business Award.

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SCC: Quarterly economic indicator

Healthy business performance clouded by falling real incomes and recruitment challenges.

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Chamber member Enerpro wins deal to create 60 new jobs

Enerpro looking for skilled staff to work on Hartlepool contract

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More space puts wind in the sails at Scrabster

More pontoons have been installed at Scrabster to accommodate the rising number of pleasure craft sailing into the area.

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V&A Dundee Scottish Design Relay will come to Caithness

A major new project to inspire the next generation of designers by tapping into Scotland’s unique heritage will come to Caithness.

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SCC: Scotland’s businesses say no Brexit deal is not an option

A new survey conducted across the UK by the British Chambers of Commerce has highlighted business’s need for stability in terms of our trading relationship with the EU, regardless of the state of negotiations at the time of the UK’s exit from the EU in March 2019.

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SCC: Welcomes returm to healthy economic growth

Commenting on the publication of data which shows that Scotland’s economy grew by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2017, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the return to strong growth. 

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HelCat to complete expansion plans after funding package

HelCat is completing its expansion plans on the back of a £60,000 loan secured from from HSBC bank.

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North Lands plans for 2018/19

North Lands Creative Glass has recently completed a major re-structuring ahead of an exciting development phase. This will consolidate and build on its unique position as an international centre dedicated to the study and development of glass as an art form, whilst subsuming a wider remit for the creative industries…

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NEW! Personal Licence training in Caithness

NorthStar Consultancy is proud to announce its recognition as a licensed British Institute of Innkeeping training centre, delivering training and qualifications for Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) at SCQF Level 6.  We will be running monthly training workshops in the Naver Business Centre, Thurso, commencing July 2017.

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SCC welcomes Enterprise and Skills Report but calls for detailed monitoring of progress

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has welcomed today’s publication of the second phase report of the Scottish Government’s Enterprise and Skills Review. However, it has called for close scrutiny of the new agency structure’s achievements over the coming years to ensure quick and effective progress.

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NDA doubles Wick harbour gate funding

Up to £1 million to go towards project

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