Statkraft and GE join forces on new stability contract for the GB grid, increasing renewables growth and supporting green recovery

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed a deal to help further decarbonise the UK’s power sector and deliver a new approach to managing the stability of the grid. Statkraft UK will install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology at its stability project at Keith in the northeast of Scotland. The deal comes at a critical time for the UK …

OPTIMISM FELT LOCALLY BUT SPLIT VIEWS ON VISITORS

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A local survey which had over 500 respondents has highlighted some optimistic views of Moray’s general public. The ‘Reopening Moray’ survey ran by Moray Chamber of Commerce last month showed that 70% of respondents were happy to move in to Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map. Phase 2 allowed the return of some people to their workplace and …

MAJORITY COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO WORKPLACE WHILST ONE FIFTH WILL REMAIN WORKING FROM HOME

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During Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map many businesses have either been able to reopen or been given indicative dates that they should be ready for. With this comes taking employees back off furlough. 30% of Moray’s employees were originally placed on furlough during the first few months of the pandemic. Moray Chamber of Commerce used its membership …

HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more companies reopen

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during Coronavirus as more companies reopen Her Majesty The Queen has offered her support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across Scotland, the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities. In a letter released today, Her Majesty …

Snawstorm Vodka Served Up Three Awards

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

The Bartenders’ Brand Awards are a unique blind tasting, design and value-tested competition for spirits, wines, beers and drinks products available within the UK bar industry. The awards are purely focused on the on-trade and are open to drinks brands that are available in UK cocktail, hotel and restaurant bars. Now in their third year, the event aims to provide …

Eight Lands Launches Home Mixology Competition to Mark 1st Birthday

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Eight Lands, the award-winning organic spirits brand from Speyside, is celebrating its first anniversary with the launch of an experimental cocktail competition through social media. Spirits lovers and amateur mixologists are being invited to create a unique cocktail, which must include no more than four ingredients, one being either gin or vodka. For this milestone initiative, Eight Lands has teamed …

Applications are invited for Membership of the Board of Management of Moray College UHI

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Moray College UHI is currently seeking to appoint two new members to join the Board of Management.  The Board of Management is committed to the College’s ethos and vision to provide learning opportunities of the highest quality and to make a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the Moray area.  Moray College UHI is an academic …

SCC Coronavirus Business Recovery Survey

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Scottish companies seek guidance as government support schemes take effect • 87% of firms said lost income is their highest concern if the economy does not begin to open back up over the next two months • The number of companies fearing imminent collapse has reduced showing signs government support is taking effect • More than half of businesses (58%) …

WEBINARS – Department of International Trade

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a COVID-19 Webinar series  to help UK SMEs Managing overseas agents and distributions during COVID-19 Tuesday 12 May 2020, 14:30 – 15:30  Delivered by Simon Bedford and Arshad Dadabhoy, International Trade Advisors at DIT. Register now   Routes to market Thursday 14 May 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 Delivered by Rob Lewtas, DIT South East and Tom Dixon …

Annual Dinner – Friday 2nd Oct – Cancellation

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

A note from our CE: Firstly, I hope that you are all staying safe and well in these unprecedented times. Moray Chamber is here for you throughout this pandemic and you are our top priority. We are all experience difficult trading times, with many of us receiving no income whatsoever and many of us wondering what the future holds for …