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News & Blog
  • Arts & Business Scotland reveal shortlist for 30th Annual Awards

    Arts & Business Scotland reveal shortlist for 30th Annual Awards

    5th December 2016

    Arts & Business Scotland (A&BS) has announced the shortlist for its 30th Annual Awards celebrating excellence in innovative relationships between the cultural and business sectors.

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  • QMU is top for mentoring students

    QMU is top for mentoring students

    2nd December 2016

    Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh has just won an award for its highly successful student career mentoring project. QMU’s Employer Mentoring Programme has been awarded The Scottish Mentoring Network Education Project of the Year Award 2016. The awards are designed to give recognition to mentoring projects that have made a significant impact over the past year.

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  • Scotland celebrates entrepreneurial success

    Scotland celebrates entrepreneurial success

    2nd December 2016

    Entrepreneurial Scotland, hosted its 20th annual dinner and awards on 30 November 2016. The St Andrew’s Day event was a celebration of entrepreneurial success, recognising the role of entrepreneurial leaders at all stages, and their vital contribution to developing a modern and successful Scotland.

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  • Funding boost for children’s charity on #GivingTuesday

    Funding boost for children’s charity on #GivingTuesday

    30th November 2016

    Children 1st has been awarded £700,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. As Scotland’s National Children’s charity, Children 1st supports children, young people and their families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood across Scotland.

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  • Fife man celebrates award success

    Fife man celebrates award success

    29th November 2016

    A Dalgety Bay resident scooped the Leader of the Year title at a recent ScotRail Alliance employee awards ceremony.

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  • Rosyth resident celebrates award success

    Rosyth resident celebrates award success

    29th November 2016

    A Rosyth man has scooped the ScotRail Alliance Employee of the Year 2016 title - beating tough competition from over 7,000 colleagues.

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  • Ticket examiners at Dalmuir celebrate railway awards success

    Ticket examiners at Dalmuir celebrate railway awards success

    29th November 2016

    Ticket examiners at Dalmuir station have scooped the Outstanding Contribution to Corporate and Social Responsibility title a recent ScotRail Alliance staff awards ceremony. They were honoured at the second annual Your Recognition Awards. The event, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday (19 November) and hosted by radio presenter and DJ, Gina McKie, celebrated staff achievements throughout the year and was attended by 210 ScotRail Alliance employees and guests.

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  • Pinsent Masons named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal Awards

    Pinsent Masons named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal Awards

    29th November 2016

    International law firm Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2016.

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  • Edinburgh wins Entrepreneurial City of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016!

    Edinburgh wins Entrepreneurial City of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016!

    23rd November 2016

    On Tuesday 22 November our Chief Executive Liz McAreavey attended the 2016 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, held in London along with the Chamber's President Scott Black, Jim Galloway (City of Edinburgh Council), Robin Lyles (Lyles Sutherland Ltd), Russell Dalgleish (Exolta Capital Partners), Kirstee MacBeth (AKA Scotland), Stuart Wallace (Forth Ports), Mark Hallan (Scottish Enterprise), Peter Proud (Cortex Worldwide Ltd) and Deidre Brock MP.

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  • Cornerstone recognised as top provider at SQA awards

    Cornerstone recognised as top provider at SQA awards

    18th November 2016

    Leading Scottish social care charity, Cornerstone, has been recognised as one of the country’s top training providers at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh. The charity has been delivering SQA Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Care and Management to its staff since 1995, enabling them to better carry out their work with vulnerable people and ensure they are compliant with rules set out by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Cornerstone was recognised with the SQA Star Award for Lifelong Learning (Centre) after the judges were impressed that 90% of Cornerstone employees believed their SVQ helped them to provide a better quality of service to their clients.

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