SCC Coronavirus Business Recovery Survey

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Scottish companies seek guidance as government support schemes take effect • 87% of firms said lost income is their highest concern if the economy does not begin to open back up over the next two months • The number of companies fearing imminent collapse has reduced showing signs government support is taking effect • More than half of businesses (58%) …

WEBINARS – Department of International Trade

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a COVID-19 Webinar series  to help UK SMEs Managing overseas agents and distributions during COVID-19 Tuesday 12 May 2020, 14:30 – 15:30  Delivered by Simon Bedford and Arshad Dadabhoy, International Trade Advisors at DIT. Register now   Routes to market Thursday 14 May 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 Delivered by Rob Lewtas, DIT South East and Tom Dixon …

Annual Dinner – Friday 2nd Oct – Cancellation

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A note from our CE: Firstly, I hope that you are all staying safe and well in these unprecedented times. Moray Chamber is here for you throughout this pandemic and you are our top priority. We are all experience difficult trading times, with many of us receiving no income whatsoever and many of us wondering what the future holds for …

Homeworking: VOIP & Microsoft Teams

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Fibre 1 have kindly shared their newsletter – The Wire – which has some information on how integrating your VOIP and Microsoft Teams, which may make working from home that little bit easier.

Coronavirus Tracker Survey Results

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SCC: Coronavirus Tracker Survey • Cashflow: Almost half of companies (48%) say current cashflow levels will only cover them for a period of up to or less than 3 months • Barriers to support: Over three-fifths of firms (64%) believe that there are gaps in the current business support measures offered by government • Lack of uptake on the CBILS: …

£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

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£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 Further to Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s announcement this morning that the Scottish Government’s additional £100m fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be open for applications from 2pm, we wanted to provide you with more information about this support. Companies can find full details on Find Business Support. This grant funding has been divided into …

Covid Projects Benefit From Specialist Donations

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Staff at the Highland’s leading copy-scan-print firm have stepped forward to offer its specialist services to support two community initiatives that are tackling the Coronavirus crisis. Highland Office Equipment in Inverness, which is part of Capital Document Solutions, have loaned a £2000 hi-tech 3D printer which is playing a key role in creating vital face visor shields as part of …

Forres Businessman in Running for AWARD

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A NORTH east businessman is in the running for an award which will recognise his leadership skills. Alan James, managing director of AJ Engineering has been nominated for an award by The Institute of Directors in Scotland. Alan, whose company last year celebrated 20 years in business is one of six finalists in the director of the year category for …