Triggering of Article 50

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

There has been enough speculation and talk. Entering the process of detailed negotiations will ultimately reduce business uncertainty. The priorities of business must be the starting point for negotiations.   The abundance of expertise in the private sector throughout the United Kingdom and internationally must be utilised. It is critical for Government to continue to communicate but business understands that …

CHAMBER COMMENT ON THE FIRST MINISTER’S STATEMENT

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Certainty, stability and confidence are the “watch-words” for the business community and must be for Scottish & UK Governments too Moray Chamber of Commerce will continue our process of engagement with local businesses to understand how the prospect of a second independence referendum could affect them and how their voices can be most effectively articulated during this process Commenting on …

BUSINESSES SHOW TRUE TEAM SPIRIT FOR KIDS

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Moray Chamber of Commerce hosted a static cycling event at their offices in the Old Railway Station in Elgin on Friday. They teamed up with Anytime Fitness and MFR Cash for Kids to raise much needed funds to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from across the North. After drumming up support and sponsorship from their membership, they had 8 spin …

Business Brexit Priorities

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Chambers of Commerce take a practical approach towards the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Scotland’s businesses will continue to trade with businesses in Europe and elsewhere in the world, no matter what agreement is ultimately reached.  However, it is in our economic and business interests that there is clarity around the process, an opportunity for the business voice to be …

RATES CAP A GOOD START BUT ANOMALIES MUST BE ADDRESSED

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Commenting on the Scottish Government’s deal on business rates for the north east and the hospitality sector, announced today, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s recognition that this year’s business rates revaluation is causing major problems for a large number of Scottish businesses.  This announcement of additional support measures for certain …

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

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Do you produce or sell alcohol wholesale? If you sell alcohol to another business you may need to apply to register for AWRS. If you are planning to start a business doing this, you must apply at least 45 days before your business starts. If you haven’t yet made an application, do it now. There are penalties if you continue …

MORAY BUSINESS PARK NURTURES ASPIRING NEW STARTS

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Incubator facilities at Horizon Scotland encourage new growth and development     One of Moray’s leading business centres is inviting new start creative and technology businesses to take advantage of its incubator facilities and dedicated business support in a bid to help them grow and reach their full potential. Horizon Scotland – located in Enterprise Park, Forres – has a number …

MORAY WOMAN ANSWERS CHARITIES FUNDING CALL

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A leading Moray charity, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children Moray (FOCC) is set to receive a funding boost after a group of Moray woman have set up an annual fundraising event in response to its call for support. Friends of Chernobyl’s Children Moray is run by local families set up to support children affected by the Chernobyl disaster by providing a …

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

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The countdown is on! Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017 – from 6 to 10 March – will show that apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy Organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the campaign highlights the commitment of businesses who have decided to invest in the skills of their workforce. It also showcases the successes of apprentices who have …