Business Comment Magazine
February to March 2012
Published February 2012
Welcome to the February/March issue of Business Comment, with a range of news and features from the Chamber, our members and beyond.
CEO appointed to lead Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce (page 04)
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new Chief Executive to lead its resurgence as one of the most effective business organisations in Scotland.
Green Light for Cowgate Regenration (page 08)
The planning Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council unanimously approved the SoCo Proposals to regenerate the site of the 2002 Cowgate Fire.
Chamber Member wins two industry accolades at bfa HSBC Franchisee of Year awards (page 13)
Ian Cain, NBC Bird and Pest Solutions'Edinburgh franchisee, has been crowned Scotland bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year for 2011, and secured the overall UK Bronze Award.
Sense of collaboration underpins success (page 22)
It would be easy to assume that anyone working in the construction sector is glommy about the outlook for the next 18 months given the dire warnings of recession. However, that is not the case with Alex MacLeod, Operations Director, Skanska Construction Central & Regions, who sees opportunity despite the predicted tough times for the sector.
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