JELC appointed to build on success of Chamber Member I Like Birds

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Commercial potential of BLE competition finalist attracts respected global licensing group  Following another successful appearance at Brand Licensing Europe for her company, Jane Evans, founder and MD of global licensing group JELC, is delighted to announce JELC’s appointment as exclusive licensing agent worldwide for the innovative and stylish design brand I Like Birds. Having already made an impact on the …

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE NETWORK PROPOSES COMPREHENSIVE REFORM OF SCOTLAND’S BUSINESS RATES

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The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Network has proposed a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at delivering long overdue improvements to Scotland’s business rates regime.  In its response to the Barclay Review of Business Rates, SCC has put forward a range of new initiatives, including a unified Assessor’s office for Scotland to reduce bureaucracy, comprehensive reform of the appeals system …

LOWER TAXES AND ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL TALENT ARE MAJOR ASKS AS BUSINESS PREPARES FOR BREXIT

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 Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland’s key business sectors: Construction, Financial and Business Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale, and Tourism. These findings, released in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute show the position of businesses for the third quarter of 2016.  This is the first Quarterly Economic Indicator to have …

VisitScotland Tourism Insight Breakfast Notes

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Please find below the slides and notes relating to the VisitScotland Tourism Insight Breakfast, held on 23rd September 2016. For further information, please feel free to get in touch with Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director – Aberdeen City and Shire and Moray Speyside – Jo.Robinson@visitscotland.com – 01224 269183

MORAY BUSINESS WEEK 2016 – An Appetite for Success

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 Tea and Bacon rolls are on the table and a programme of events to inspire businesses across Moray to grow and innovate is also being served up across Moray Business Week, 14-18 November. This year there will be a number of core events, mostly run over breakfast and lunch to try to avoid eating too much into the business day, …

BUSINESSES EXPECT SCOTTISH AND UK GOVERNMENTS TO DELIVER FOLLOWING BREXIT VOTE

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A major survey of business opinion in Scotland, conducted by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network, has revealed the support that businesses need in the wake of the vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. A reduction in business rates was the most commonly requested tax measure, whilst businesses wanted Government investment to focus strongly on vocational …

Moray Chamber’s 13th Annual Awards Dinner Fast Approaches

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With just two weeks to go until our thirteenth Annual Awards Dinner, many of the plans are underway, whilst most are complete. We are proud to be celebrating the best of Moray’s business talent with two awards. Firstly our export award, sponsored by Walkers Shortbread, is awarded to a company who has had a strong track record of exporting over …

ACTION ON BUSINESS RATES ‘TIME BOMB’ NOW URGENT

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Responding to the comments by the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work that the Scottish Government had no plans to cut Business Rates in the light of the Brexit vote, Scottish Chambers of Commerce have urged that inaction on Business Rates is no longer an option, given that next April’s revaluation of rates in Scotland will take …

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS NETWORK PUT BUSINESS ISSUES TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

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 The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network met with Secretary of State David Mundell MP yesterday (10th August) to share key issues facing businesses and outlined key economic priorities. Commenting on the meeting, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Scottish businesses are looking for a pragmatic and unified approach to be taken on the terms of the Brexit negotiations …