Quarterly Economic Indicator – Q3 2018

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SURVEY ILLUSTRATES ROBUST TRADING PERFORMANCE, BUT MANUFACTURING CONFIDENCE AND OVERALL INVESTMENT FALL AMID RISING MATERIAL COSTS AND UNCERTAIN POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT The latest SCC Quarterly Economic Indicator Survey for Q3 of 2018 illustrates a broadly positive Scottish economy, but slowing investment across a range of sectors, and a challenging set of results for the manufacturing sector, suggest …

Introducing our new identity   

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Moray Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of its new logo, colour scheme and brand-new website. The new identity was revealed at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner last Friday in front of over 320 business guests. The Moray Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Council and Staff have been working behind the scenes over the last few months with …

Scottish Chambers of Commerce comment on Migration Advisory Committee Report on EEA Migration

David Sim Chamber News

Today, the Migration Advisory Committee released its report on EEA Migration and its effect on the UK Labour Market. Commenting on the report, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The recommendation to scrap the cap on tier 2 visas will be welcome for employers across the UK.   This tier 2 cap has been hit for several months …

SCC comment on MAC Report on International Student Migration & Labour Market Figures

David Sim Chamber News

Migration Advisory Committee Report on International Student Migration Today, the Migration Advisory Committee released the first of two reports on the UK’s migration system.  This initial report focuses on International Student Migration, one of the drivers of Scotland’s world leading higher education sector. Commenting on the report, Liz Cameron, Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “Although …

HIE Business Panel Survey – Workforce, Skills and Young Talent

David Sim Chamber News

In addition to core questions tracking economic confidence, business performance and growth aspirations, the survey (carried out in June 2018) explored workforce skills, focusing on the importance of young talent to businesses; characteristics sought by businesses when recruiting young talent; and the challenges faced and steps businesses are taking to recruit and retain young talent. The full report has been …

Moray Chamber of Commerce Award Applications 2018 – OPEN NOW

David Sim Chamber News

Moray Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Annual Business Awards 2018. The awards provide an opportunity for businesses across the region to promote their achievements and for the business community as a whole to celebrate their success.  Past winners have ranged from small local businesses to internationally renowned brands – regardless of size, all of them share a …

SCC Comment on Programme for Government 2018-19

David Sim Chamber News

4 September 2018 Commenting on the First Minister’s Programme for Government announcement, Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: On International Trade & Exporting: “Exporting continues to remain a key pillar of Scotland’s economic growth strategy and the business community will be upbeat to hear the emphasis placed by the First Minister on expanding Scottish …

A96 Dualling: Hardmuir to Fochabers Scheme- Design Update

David Sim Chamber News

On behalf of Transport Scotland, a letter and leaflet can be found below containing information on their latest design update for the A96 Dualling scheme. The letter includes a link to Transport Scotland’s web site where you will also be able to find the design update leaflet and additional plans.

Foundation Apprenticeships with SDS

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Have you thought about taking on a Foundation Apprentice, but don’t know where to start? There can be a magnitude of benefits for your business when employing a Foundation Apprentice. Please take a look at the flyers below to read more, and let us know if you would like any further information, or direct contacts with Skills Development Scotland.