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Of course, Mr Welch, best known for creating and selling Blackcircles.com for £50 million, has something to gain by backing new and growing companies through his Full Circle Partners vehicle. But that does not make his observation about the funding gap faced by businesses as they seek the growth ...
This research isn't merely for the large chemical companies to use however; businesses in other industries, from food and drink to aerospace, can access knowledge that could really help the development of their products and services. Collaboration is something that Chemical sciences Scotland (CSS) is ...
MICHAEL Settle reports that the UK government has decided that powers, to be repatriated from Brussels to the UK, will be held at Holyrood rather than Westminster as originally proposed, stating that this will "place the centre of political gravity on Scottish matters at Holyrood rather than at Westminster" ...
Scotland growing faster than any other home nation last year, outstripping England - Northern Ireland lags behind according to GS1 who saw a 61% increase in the number of Scottish businesses joining the barcode organisation in the past 12 months. Typically, companies join GS1 UK for access to ...

DIRECTORS from businesses across Scotland's industry and geography are set to contest this year's IoD Director of the Year Awards after a shortlist of ... The large business category shortlist features Craig Anderson at The Scottish Salmon Company, Martin Armstrong at Wheatley Group, Alban Denton at ...
The number of decrees issued against Scottish businesses for unpaid debts fell to a record low in 2017, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. A total of 2,192 decrees were issued against businesses in Scotland last year, a decline of 38 per cent on 2016. The average value of these claims ...
A Scottish government spokesman said: "The Scottish Government is taking a lead on tackling the effects of dementia and our new strategy states our commitment to creating more dementia-enabled communities. "VisitScotland already encourages businesses to think about a wider audience when they are ...
McColl, an economic adviser to the first minister and a driving force behind the Scottish government's decision to launch a state-owned bank, said his bank would complement rather than compete with Holyrood's entity. He said: "Traditional banks just aren't servicing small businesses in Scotland or the ...
Rachel Athey, the director of Scotland Food and Drink, said: "The Scottish food and drink sector is thriving and due to this success, more and more businesses are capitalising on Scotland's brand. "The public show no signs of growing tired of spirits, in particular gin, so it is important that we protect the ...
Charandeep Singh, of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said businesses should not be faced with additional costs when the UK leaves the customs union. He said: "We ... Meanwhile, supporters of the pro-independence Business for Scotland said that leaving the customs union would be a disaster.
Four Scottish businesses have been caught employing alleged illegal immigrants. ... Ian Tyldesley, from Immigration Enforcement in Scotland, said: "We are happy to work with businesses to explain the simple pre-employment checks needed to establish a person's right to work in the UK, but to those who ...
One of Scotland's biggest law firms headquartered hundreds of shell companies that have broken anti-money laundering laws, calling into question the effectiveness of British corporate law, The Herald reported on Monday. 16947297009 2c090ddb95 b Edinburgh, the Scottish capital where hundreds of ...
The first reports were due to be filed in November and December but analysis by KPMG has found that only 17 businesses registered in Scotland have submitted what was required. The accountancy group estimated that there are almost 900 Scottish companies that fit the criteria demanded by the ...
But why this surge in interest amongst Scottish businesses? I am a partner with European law firm Fieldfisher. In 2012 I took on a part-time voluntary role as the UK government's independent adviser on employee ownership. I produced the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership, which articulated the ...
"Disabled people have incredible stories to tell about their lives and experiences and I believe that the Scottish arts scene is enriched by these stories - Creative Scotland clearly don't share that view, despite saying that they do for decades." Birds of Paradise lost its vital RFO funding in the year it celebrates ...

Just 70 companies account for half of Scotland's exports. They include great businesses and ambassadors. We just don't have enough of them. Less than five per cent of exporters in the UK are Scottish-based. The priority for Scottish exporting must be to encourage more companies to take the first steps ...
Other theatre companies affected by 100 per cent cuts in a shake-up of Creative Scotland's "regular funding" programme say they are now facing closure. ... "Lung Ha and Birds of Paradise are specialist companies who have championed inclusivity and diversity in Scottish theatre in a way not seen ...
Organics recycler Earnside Energy, and waste management firm Binn Group, have entered into a partnership to offer Scottish businesses a collection and treatment solution for food waste. The companies have named the initiative as 'Food Waste Scotland' and it will see both companies operating ...
There was a big drop in sales by Scottish onshore businesses to the rest of the UK, down by £4.4bn to £45.8bn. But exports to non-EU countries increased by £565m to £17.1bn in 2016, largely driven by an increase in service exports, including Financial Services, as well as strong food and drink sales.
The bill is backed by a broad coalition including the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (STLA), the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), GMB Scotland, the STUC and the Federation of Small businesses. Bibby's consultation was backed by 93 per cent of respondents, including 87 per cent who described ...
What impact does this have on the industry in Scotland? And (an old favourite, this) on the case for or against Scottish independence? ... for the upstream year ahead, and agreed on the 15 exploratory wells, with "all eyes west of Shetland", and small independent companies more active than the majors.
By Kevin Keane BBC Scotland's environment correspondent ... The sale and manufacture of plastic-stemmed cotton buds is to be banned under new Scottish government plans. ... "A ban would support the responsible businesses that have already removed this single-use plastic item from their shelves.
Announcing the legal action, the firm also highlighted a previous Scottish government report in which its expert advisers concluded that fracking could be ... Ineos also argued the decision raises major questions about "how Scotland does business", citing how it and other companies had "invested ...
The bi-annual survey, which is now in its 26th year, speaks to 1,500 businesses across the UK, including 125 in Scotland. Economic uncertainty was cited by 27 per cent of Scottish firms as the greatest risk to their business over the next six months. This was followed by weaker UK demand at 18 per cent.
Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: "Scotland has a proud tradition of entrepreneurship, and today we have the highest number of registered businesses recorded in Scotland since records began - an impressive achievement which is largely driven by the success of our small business start-ups.
"If Scotland is to confound predictions of sluggish economic growth for the foreseeable future, then closing this gap should be a top priority. "The new Scottish government investment rates relief should help more businesses realise their investment intentions, but only a minority in enterprise wanted any ...
Small business confidence in Scotland has dropped to near record lows amid "bruising" trading conditions, according to an industry report. The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) says confidence rates in Scotland trail those across the UK by 19 points. In a survey of FSB members, the confidence index ...
"Essay mills and other companies offering services of this nature are acting immorally on all levels," a spokesman for Universities Scotland said. "Universities are ... "We'd urge students who felt they were struggling to speak to the staff teaching them instead of handing money over to dodgy businesses.".
Scottish seafood processing businesses are much more reliant on European workers than are those in the rest of the UK. Marine Scotland surveyed 18 seafood processing firms, or more than a third of the total workforce, and found that 58 per cent of staff were from European Economic Area (EEA) countries ...
The Federation of Small businesses has warned that confidence in Scotland's economy remains weak and called on politicians to provide greater support. In a new year message released today Andy Willox, the Scottish policy convenor at the organisation, said governments at Holyrood and Westminster ...
Over the course of 2016, 21,000 businesses disappeared from the Scottish marketplace, a rate of 11.8 per cent -- second only to London's 14 per cent. However, with just 22,000 businesses being created and 21,000 collapsing over the same period, Scotland showed a net gain of just 1,000 businesses in ...
"That is why, now the baby box scheme is more fully established, we can start to make improvements to develop the economic as well as the social benefits. "I very much hope Scottish businesses will embrace the opportunity to bid for the contract to provide some of the contents of Scotland's baby box next ...
Trump Loses tax Break On Scottish Golf Course Meant For Struggling businesses ... Scotland finance Secretary Derek Mackay stripped Trump Turnberry of a lucrative tax break that this year amounted to nearly £110,000, which is about ... Trump has a history of being at odds with the Scottish government.
SHOPS in Scotland face paying £14 million more in tax this coming year than they would if they were based down south, new figures reveal. Firms across the country continue to pay more tax than their English counterparts after the Scottish government failed to revamp its controversial large business rates ...
Poor broadband and mobile coverage is a barrier to economic growth in Scotland, business figures have told MPs. The Scottish affairs committee, sitting in Aberdeen yesterday, was told that poor connectivity is also making it more difficult to attract people to live and work in remote and rural areas.
Creative Scotland is to reinstate funding for five companies after a row over the decision to axe their financial support. Birds of Paradise, Lung Ha, Catherine wheels, Visible Fictions and the Dunedin Consort will now be funded for the next three years. The move, which was agreed at an emergency board ...
... Scottish economy remains uncertain. "Coupled with comparatively poor GDP forecasts and a low rate of business birth rates, there are some causes for concern." He added: "A continuing uncertain political and economic climate, whether in Scotland, or anywhere else in the UK, means businesses remain ...
Scottish Enterprise did not respond to the claims when approached yesterday. But its website states that more investment in Scotland's growth companies and business infrastructure is central to the task of increasing sustainable economic growth. "We invest to stimulate increased competitiveness, as well ...
Two years ago, the school was nominated to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland -- one of the biggest celebrations of theater, comedy and other live ... Fundraising will cover some of the costs, but Tickle said they still need help from local businesses and other community organizations.
Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site and app and one of Scotland's first "unicorn" companies, was sold last year to 2016 to China's Ctrip for ... Scale-up award winner MacDonald has served as chairman and shareholder with three leading Scottish businesses - ICS Learn in education, SWR in ...
Professor Peter Cameron, director of the University's Centre for Energy, petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, raised the issue of Scottish companies losing access to markets within the EU in the aftermath of Brexit, saying: "The future could be positive since Scotland and the EU are committed to meeting ...
Redundancies in the UK-wide closure programme are expected to be 680. The move comes after RBS announced the closure of 30 other Scottish branches earlier this year. After the latest closures, there will be 89 branches left in Scotland, plus two cash and deposit stops for businesses, and a fleet of 20 ...
Many small rural businesses are not preparing adequately for the impact of Brexit, according to Scotland's National Council of Rural Advisors. The panel said in its first report a smaller labour pool will increase competition for workers, increasing costs - particularly for family firms. While much focus has been ...
It was such a pleasure to meet some of Norway's great companies during my visit, who are doing wonderful things in Scotland. From onshore investments, to pioneering floating offshore wind off the Scottish coast, to developing one of the most significant fields on the UK Continental Shelf, to investing in ...
Only A NEW DEAL fiscal framework can really help businesses and economic growth but like all the other fiscal conservatives, Davidson has set her stupid face against that. What should be done is that the Scottish government must budget for higher spending and investment but without raising taxes and ...
Fewer Scottish companies are showing signs of financial distress, but growth appears to have stalled, according to a survey. R3, the trade body for insolvency and restructuring professionals, said that in September only 54 per cent of businesses it surveyed were showing at least one of the growth indicators ...
Online car-buying platform Carwow is gearing up for a push into Scotland with the aim of driving £72 million of sales for local dealers during ...
She asked the water companies if they used dowsing after her parents told her ... But the Humanist Society Scotland criticised Scottish Water for ...


 

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