Introducing Our New Home

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The region’s leading membership and networking organisation have relocated on to Elgin High Street. Moray Chamber of Commerce serve almost 200 businesses in the region by supporting, connecting, protecting and educating them. The move follows a successful Tourism Business Improvement District campaign that Moray Chamber of Commerce supported whilst Moray Speyside Tourism was under their auspices. The successful campaign and …

First Steps Towards a New Bridge Taken

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The first steps towards replacing the footbridge to Lossiemouth’s East Beach took place today. While the tender documents for this project are currently being prepared by Moray Council, the prequalification part of the tender was published on the Scottish Government’s procurement website today. Prequalification is where companies interested in submitting a tender for the works are required to demonstrate they …

Scotsman is First Man Outside States to Secure Top Industry Role

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A LOCAL businessman has become the first person ever outside America to secure a top role in an industry association linked with his profession. Alan Medcraf, of AMDetails is now the vice president of the International Detailing Association, an organisation for professional detailing operators, suppliers and consultants to the industry. And Elgin-based Alan, who launched his business 10 years ago …

Scottish Chambers of Commerce Response to Scottish Budget Statement

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Commenting on the draft Scottish Budget for 2020 – 21, published today by the Scottish Government, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: “Minister Kate Forbes MSP has delivered a budget in difficult circumstances. Without knowledge of the taxation and investment policies of the UK government the Scottish Government has rightly gone ahead with …

How will climate change and carbon reduction impact your business?

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Over the next decade, many UK businesses may be impacted by climate change and policies relating to climate change. In 2019, the UK Government passed a law requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. As a business leader, your views on these issues are absolutely essential. In this short poll, the British Chambers …

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 …