News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • Make the choice to be responsible and successful
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    Make the choice to be responsible and successful

    26th July 2016

    Being a responsible business can mean different things to different people, but in the end it always comes down to the same basic thing…it’s about the choices we make as organisations. Being a responsible business means making choices that will deliver a good, sustainable business but also deliver quality products and services and ensure that people have positive dealings with you.

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  • Is there a need for a Pokémon policy?
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    Is there a need for a Pokémon policy?

    25th July 2016

    Law At Work’s legal adviser Paman Singh reflects on the new Pokémon Go craze sweeping the country, and discusses whether there is a need for employers to implement a Pokémon policy.

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  • Struggling to recruit STEM skilled staff?  Experiencing difficulty recruiting suitable graduates?

    Struggling to recruit STEM skilled staff?  Experiencing difficulty recruiting suitable graduates?

    12th July 2016

    Careerwise is a highly successful and highly effective work placement scheme aimed exclusively at females studying Science, Technology, Engineering or…

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  • A blog from the Yomp
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    A blog from the Yomp

    15th June 2016

    A team from Forth Ports successfully completed the gruelling 54mile Cateran Yomp challenge over the weekend to raise money for the Soldiers' Charity. Jason Thirlwall shares his experience with the tough challenge.

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  • How to Bid and Win! presentation a Winner with Edinburgh Chamber members
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    How to Bid and Win! presentation a Winner with Edinburgh Chamber members

    15th June 2016

    The public sector in Scotland puts £11 billion of goods and services out to tender annually – yet, 75% of SMEs do not bid for the tendered work. It’s against this backdrop that the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce invited me to speak at their prominent 60 Really Useful Minutes event and teach Chamber members ‘How to Bid and Win!’.

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  • Edinburgh – A European Capital City
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    Edinburgh – A European Capital City

    9th June 2016

    The debate on the UK’s membership on the European Union is a question that will be determined by voters throughout the United Kingdom. While it is natural that this debate will take on a national character, it is only right and proper that the people of Edinburgh consider the impact that the outcome of the referendum may have on our City.

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  • Edinburgh and the digital economy
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    Edinburgh and the digital economy

    2nd June 2016

    Scotland’s digital future was high on the political agenda ahead of last month’s Scottish Government elections, and rightly so. A report commissioned by the Scottish Futures Trust late last year estimated that increased digitalisation could boost our nation’s economy by up to £13 billion in the next 15 years.

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  • SCC EU SURVEY: BALANCE OF SCOTTISH BUSINESS OPINION CONTINUES TO FAVOUR REMAINING IN EU

    SCC EU SURVEY: BALANCE OF SCOTTISH BUSINESS OPINION CONTINUES TO FAVOUR REMAINING IN EU

    1st June 2016

    •Final SCC pre-referendum survey shows that, with less than 22 days to go, a majority of Scottish businesspeople surveyed (68%) say they will vote for the UK to Remain in the European Union

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  • Rock DJ – more than just a song by Robbie
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    Rock DJ – more than just a song by Robbie

    26th May 2016

    Renting Ready and Rock Training School with Rock Trust and DJ Alexander The Rock Trust works to prevent youth homelessness…

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  • Shepherd and Wedderburn acts for Spero Oncology in sale to Veristat International

    Shepherd and Wedderburn acts for Spero Oncology in sale to Veristat International

    25th May 2016

      Leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn, has acted for Spero Oncology Ltd in its recent sale to Veristat…

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