Business Comment Magazine

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine

Business Comment Magazine

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on business developments in the capital.

Our magazine is produced by Distinctive Publishing. For more information and to enquire about advertising, please contact Distinctive on 0191 580 5990, referencing Business Comment. Edinburgh Chamber members benefit from a substantial discount on any advertising.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Transport and Infrastructure

    October/November 2019

    In this issue we begin to look at the future transformation of our capital. CityFibre has been busy laying the backbone of a new, high performance fibre network that it’s hoped will help to make Edinburgh one of Europe’s first genuinely Smart Cities, while Openreach has continued its work in connecting the city to gigabit-capable technology, with more than 40,000 homes and business premises already able to connect to its full fibre network, building on the 98.5 per cent who can access superfast broadband services in Edinburgh. Transformation is not just about technology, of course, and this issue also looks at the City of Edinburgh Council’s City Centre Transformation Strategy. This £314 million plan aims to change the way we move around the city, tackling congestion and pollution and improving public spaces.

  • Our Latest Issue

    International

    August/ September 2019

    In this issue we look at Edinburgh’s role on the international stage, appropriately enough as the city revels in the annual influx of its world-famous international summer festivals.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Talent and Skills

    June/July 19

    In this issue, we hear from Philip Grant – the man whose name adorns Bank of Scotland banknotes as Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee at Lloyds Banking Group. In conversation with Michelle Fenwick, the Programme Director for Developing the Young Workforce in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, Philip tells us how he served his own apprenticeship in financial services as he began his rise to the top, and how he views apprenticeships as an opportunity for all.

  • Our Latest Issue

    April/May 2019

    In this issue, we examine how we grow our economy – and how we do that in an inclusive, responsible and sustainable way. To illustrate, we focus on two key areas: The vital part that data driven innovation is going to play in all our futures, and we look at the increasingly blurred lines between the public, private and third sectors in which our charities operate in an environment which demands increasing commercial abilities.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Digital, Data and Innovation

    February/March 2019

    In this issue, we examine the enormous potential of data driven innovation for Edinburgh. Our city has set its sights on becoming the data capital of Europe in  future years, driven largely by the excellence of our universities in this field, particularly the University of Edinburgh which enjoys global eminence in big data and artificial intelligence.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Community and Collaboration

    December/January 19

    In this issue, we’re looking at community and collaboration. At how businesses can work together with each other, and how they work within their communities. In particular, we look at the real benefits that can be gained by businesses setting aside their normal and understandable caution in favour of taking a bolder, more collaborative approach.

  • Our Latest Issue

    International and Trade

    October/ November

    In this issue, the publication focusses on International Businesses. The timing is appropriate, as the time for Brexit draws closer with no real clarity yet on the horizon to help guide businesses operating in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Skills, Talent and the Future Workforce

    August/September

    In this issue, we look at something which is of shared and vital importance for all businesses, large and small – the thorny problem of attracting, training, developing and retaining skilled and talented people who can help our businesses grow.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Transport & Infastructure

    June/July 2018

    As businesses, we appreciate the vital role played by transport in our commercial lives – from getting people to and from their place of work, linking the supply chain, right through to providing our city with global connectivity perfectly illustrated in this magazine by Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, who believes the future of transport in Scotland is bright with ambitious plans for 2032.

  • Our Latest Issue

    Economy & Growth

    Apr/May 2018

    Economy and Growth is the theme, vital for all businesses and all of our citizens. But while generating financial value is essential; when creating jobs, wealth and opportunity, we aren’t just interested in “how much?” Nowadays, the Capital’s business community is increasingly concerned at “how fair?”