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SCC comment on additional £220m funding for businesses announced by Scottish Government

15th April 2020

Commenting on the additional £220m funding for businesses announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes MSP, Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “We raised directly with Scottish Ministers the gaping anomaly between the financial support available for businesses with more than one property in Scotland compared to […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to the Chancellor’s announcement on changes to the furlough scheme

29th May 2020

Responding to the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak MPs’ announcement today (29th of May) detailing changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Businesses are mindful that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has cost billions and the pot of money to support employers and the economy is not […]

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Welcoming new members to the Chamber group! May 2020

29th May 2020

It’s been another strange month, not just for us but for all our members and businesses nationwide. We continue to do our very best for our members as things progress in these unprecedented times and are thrilled to welcome two new members to our member group this month. Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau offers free impartial […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to easing of lockdown measures in Scotland

28th May 2020

Responding to the First Minster’s announcement at the Scottish Government daily briefing today that from this Friday (29th of May) Scotland will be easing some lockdown measures and moving to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map for moving out of lockdown, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Entering […]

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Cavendish Nuclear – Virtual learning during lockdown

27th May 2020

As part of Mental Health Awareness week, Cavendish Nuclear have been reflecting on some of the resources and support they have put in place to support their people during these extraordinary times and to reinforce their care, connect, trust culture. One example of this is the launch of a new series of short bite-size virtual […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to publication of manufacturing & retail sector guidance by Scottish Government

26th May 2020

Responding to new manufacturing & retail sector guidance shared today by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “We have been calling for detailed guidance from the Scottish Government on safety measures to enable businesses to begin to plan and prepare. It is welcome to see […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to publication of the Scottish Government’s Transport Transition Plan

26th May 2020

Responding to new transport guidance shared today by Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson MSP & the publication of the Scottish Government’s Transport Transition Plan, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “When and how we return to the workplace is a pressing priority for businesses, employees and customers. Today’s guidance is […]

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Chamber Comment 15/5/2020

22nd May 2020

Louise Sinclair of Sinclair Bay Subsea on the importance of resources such as the Chamber-led Developing the Young Workforce North Highland initiative. Louise is also Vice-Chair of Caithness Chamber. When I was first approached about this column in February, COVID-19 was already headline news and the UK was preparing for the onset.  However, little did […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce respond to publication of Scottish Government roadmap out of Covid-19

21st May 2020

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s roadmap for Scotland through and out of the Covid-19 crisis, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “This route map on the staged exit of lockdown is a welcome and helpful start. Businesses have been clear they need practical guidance on when […]

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Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcome additional £40 million increase for Business Support Fund

20th May 2020

Welcoming the Scottish Government’s announcement that it is adding an additional £40 million into the Business Support Fund to support key sectors, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Businesses in Scotland have been severely impacted by the lockdown, particularly in rural areas with the risk of a real collapse […]

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Thurso company’s expertise contributes to supply of NHS ventilators

20th May 2020

A THURSO-based company is supplying the NHS with specialist batteries as an urgent requirement in the battle against Covid-19. The engineering team at Denchi Group was asked to supply the bespoke batteries for a consignment of NHS ventilator systems. Recently, the Bank of China made a donation of 20 ventilators for deployment in UK intensive […]

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