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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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