Scottish Chambers of Commerce Reacts To Mixed Results Of Holyrood Rates Vote

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While welcoming the Scottish Parliament’s decision to retain the Uniform Business Rate, SCC has urged the Scottish Parliament to reconsider what it believes is a major barrier to a more flexible, responsive rates system outside of the revaluation cycle following voting on the Non Domestic Rates Bill (Scotland) yesterday.   Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of …

Applications Now Open for PP Womens Venture Accelerator 2020

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Moray Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be a Partner for the PP Womens Venture Accelerator 2020. The accelerator is for Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (Ages 30-65) Who are ready to scale their business venture and operations in 2020.   Please join Positive Planet and RSVP below for PP Womens Venture Accelerator Info Sessions: 27 JAN Inverness Luncheon at …

Trade mission to Shenzhen, China

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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, together with Edinburgh Global Limited will lead a mission to Shenzhen in May 2020.  The trip offers an introduction to Shenzhen including the wider China market and collaboration opportunities; bespoke in-market business to business meetings;  and the chance to exhibit at the Shenzhen International Cultural Industries Fair 2020. Programme highlights: Attend one to one meetings, interacting …

Scottish Businesses Call on Government to Bring Confidence to the Market

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The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) survey for Q4 of 2019 shows that businesses are in a period of stasis with global and domestic factors all contributing to subdued levels of confidence and investment. The quarterly survey was carried out between November to December 2019, during the UK general election period which suggests political considerations …

Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill – Update

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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

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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 …