ILM (Highland) Support Veterans in the North-East

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            ILM Highland is an independent social enterprise with charitable status. It was set up in 1994 to help people into sustainable employment: the ‘Intermediate Labour Market’, which is where the initials for their company name ‘ILM’ originate. The company has evolved over the past 25 years. It now primarily delivers housing related services for …

Join Bike Week with Love to Ride

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Love to Ride and Cycling UK are running Bike Week in June to celebrate everyday cycling for everyone. Please take one minute to register at and invite your friends, family and colleagues to register too. You can win amazing prizes for riding and encouraging, including holidays, bikes, gear, vouchers and more – plus you’ll be helping to get more …

First PR agency focusing on family owned businesses launches in Scotland Relative PR unveiled by team behind Muckle Media

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Relative PR, a new public relations and communications agency, is being launched on the 30th of May for family owned enterprises looking to grow and future-proof their businesses.   Thought to be the world’s first specialist in family owned brands, the new agency, headquartered in Edinburgh, has been set-up by the team behind the award-winning Muckle Media PR consultancy. It …

Skills for Growth delivers results for training firm

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Aquaterra Training knows how important it is for businesses to have the right skills in place to do the job. The Aberdeen-based firm works across the world providing training covering a range of high-risk environments and materials from working at height or in confined spaces, to working with explosives or radioactivity. So when the firm was offered the chance to …

How Grief Affects the Bottom Line

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When Simon Mander lost his wife in 2011, he hit rock bottom. As well as working full time for a tech company, he was his wife’s main carer. (NB all identifying details have been changed) He admitted: “After she died, my productivity dropped to a level I would call barely acceptable. I’d had the usual warnings. But frankly, none of …

P&J present a FREE Business Breakfast with Ledingham Chalmers

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The P&J are hosting a Business Breakfast, free for businesses, on Tuesday 16 April at 8am. Focussing on ‘the return of the employment tribunal’  See the image for more details Moray College UHI, Elgin Booking is through Neil at the P&J by email:    

VIBES Awards urge Moray businesses to become sustainable leaders and boost growth

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Businesses in Moray are being encouraged to become world leaders in sustainability and embrace the economic opportunities that environmental changes can bring. The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards (VIBES) is celebrating its 20th year and is calling on Scottish businesses to mark the milestone by helping to tackle the environmental challenges facing Scotland and the rest of the world. Businesses …


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Organisers of the 2018 Findhorn Bay Festival reveal spectacular evaluation results showing the Festival drew the largest audience to date, a substantial economic impact and extensive community involvement. The third biennial Findhorn Bay Festival took place in and around the Forres area in Moray from the 26 September to 1 October 2018 with many sold out performances, free shows and …

New training provider will save Moray businesses time and money

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BUSINESSES in Moray can now have all their training needs catered for on their doorstep thanks to the launch of a new firm. The Training Folk is a consultancy set up by an all-female team with the aim of being the one-stop shop for a client’s training needs. Run by Hazel Fraser and Laura McFadden, the business partners are aiming …

What a week for the Elgin Youth Development Group!

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The Elgin Youth Development Group (EYDG) achieved national recognition by winning the Community Based Youth Work Award at the YouthLink Scotland Awards last week. This award recognises the importance of taking a community based approach to youth work. Sarah Fiske, who was there to receive the award explained what the win means: “It’s been an amazing week for the youth …