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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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SCC: Government must act to stimulate demand and investment

The Bank of England is walking a very narrow line on monetary policy and a rise in interest rates may come sooner rather than later following the narrow vote to maintain interest rates at 0.25% and the onus is now on Government to take steps to bolster demand and investment.

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SCC: Productivity and reskilling must be Government employment priorities

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed the news that Scottish unemployment fell by 17,000 and employment rose by 14,000 in the three months to April, but has called for continued action to make sure that this trend continues in future.  

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Enterprise agency appoints chief executive

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new chief executive. Charlotte Wright, who is currently the agency’s Director of Business and Sector Development, has held the role of Interim Chief Executive since the end of August last year.

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SCC: It’s time to cut VAT to bolster demand

The news that inflation has risen to 2.9% has reinforced the case for a temporary reduction in VAT, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

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Work underway to construct new ice plant at Scrabster

Scrabster Harbour Trust has announced its £1.1 million ice plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month and will be in operation for the fishing industry this summer.

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Exhibit and Sell at North Lands 2017

North Lands to open doors to new gallery and retail space

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#WomenWhoLead: Industry first as new Scottish mentoring programme launched for women-led businesses

'Women's Business Mentoring' launched nationwide on 1st June 2017 with some of the most recognisable and successful Scottish businesswomen leading the way. This initiative brings together the connectivity and entrepreneurial spirit of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network, Women's Enterprise Scotland and Scotland's leading women entrepreneurs: Liz Cameron OBE of…

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North Lands Creative Glass bags £5,000 from carrier bag charge fund

North Lands Creative Glass is delighted to announce it has bagged £5,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

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SCC: Business sets out its Brexit priorities

With only a week to go before the General Election, Scotland’s businesses are focusing on the issue that is the key reason why this election is taking place at all: Brexit. Scottish Chambers of Commerce have consistently championed the key priorities for business throughout the referendum and its aftermath and…

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North Highland College UHI Engineering and Construction Summer Programme

North Highland College UHI are inviting applications for the Engineering and Construction Employability Essentials summer programme.

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Macleod and MacCallum Introduce New App

New app ensures that you can always access important information.

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