Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill – Update

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

We have been working with Scottish Chambers of Commerce to ensuring the business rates system is responsive, fair, consistent and enables long-term economic growth for business communities across Scotland. Through engagement with us, the SCC has sent a letter to all MSPs ahead of Stage 3 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill  to express our views over a few transformative …

Moray Chamber of Commerce is Leading a Trade Mission to Munich

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We are delighted to be working with Inverness Chamber of Commerce to invite you on a trade mission to Munich, Germany in April. The mission will explore sector opportunities for Food & Drink, ICT, Creative Industries, Tourism, Professional & Business Services and Life Sciences companies including site visits, presentations and 1:1 meetings with Munich Chamber of Commerce, external agencies and …

Moray’s Key Business Challenges

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

As it’s December, we’ve been reflecting on the year and asking you at member meetings what the biggest challenges have been for your business. Here’s a summary of what you’ve told us are the key business challenges for the region.                         The most common challenge reported was attracting new …

General Election Party Policies

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Ahead of the General Election next week, Moray Chamber of Commerce has summarised the key commitments that each of the major parties have made on different policy areas in their manifestos, including the economy, the environment and immigration amongst others. If you are still undecided, have a read of the key policies below and make sure to use your vote …

Scottish Chambers of Commerce supports £3 million deal to make whisky in China

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has hailed a plan to build a whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia worth more than £3 million to suppliers in Scotland. The deal follows a series of SCC-led events which welcomed business groups from Inner Mongolia to Scotland, under the SCC Network’s International Trade Partnership. The Convention was the first time the bi-annual event …

Craggan Outdoors recognised as Scotland’s ‘Best Outdoor Adventure Experience’

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Craggan Outdoors, the Grantown-on-Speybased outdoor activity centre, has recently been recognised with a national award. The business was a finalist in four categories in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards at Glasgow’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on 1st November, & walked away with the accolade of ‘Best Outdoor Adventure Experience’. Speaking about the achievement, Craggan Outdoors’ Managing Director Keith Ballam said: …

Calling Elgin Photographers

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Elgin-based Ness Publishing is planning to produce a photographic book of the town and would like to enlist the help of Elgin folk by inviting them to submit their favourite photos of our town for potential inclusion in the book! The book will be in the same style as Ness Publishing’s highly successful Picturing Scotland series which has a book …

Lifestyle Magazine Advertising Opportunities

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The next issue of Lifestyle Magazine is the December/January issue featuring a review of the Moray Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Dinner in October and a preview of the Annual Awards Lunch in December. The online version of the latest edition is available here. Chamber members have the opportunity to place a supporting advert alongside this feature to reach Lifestyle’s …

Doing Business in Philadelphia

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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Scottish North American Business Council  are leading a Trade Mission to Philadelphia from the 23 – 25 March 2020. They are holding a launch event on Wednesday 27th November, 2pm-3pm at Dentons, Edinburgh. A panel of speakers will introduce you to Philadelphia, highlighting the business opportunities, key sectors, areas of growth, general business statistics …