Heriot’s Rugby Club and excited to offer 2 free tickets to each of you for our FOSROC Super6 game on Saturday 16th April – the game is at Goldenacre, it is Heriot’s Rugby v Southern Knights, 4.30pm kick off. The bar will be open from 1.30pm with a late, light lunch served at 2.30pm. Lunch costs £10 click on member lunch. During lunch we will be streaming the Gala RFC V Heriot’s Blues game to keep in touch with the action at Netherdale from 3pm, technology permitting.

With this game falling on Easter Weekend we wanted to make sure our youngest fans are catered for and will have an Easter Egg Hunt, colouring competition and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children (under the age of 18) get free entry.

To get you 2 free tickets visit https://bit.ly/3rLwdO1 – opt for 2 tickets and click buy tickets, then use code GOLDIESUPER62022

From teams coming back into the office once again to forging new relationships with clients across the world, it’s been a busy year for many businesses. So, to commend all the hard work, why not consider ordering a Harvey Nichols Hamper to celebrate the end of 2021?

With 55 hampers to choose from, you’ll find there really is a basket, gift or hat box to celebrate your team and business. Whether you’re looking to reward a colleague for their outstanding performance via the 156-piece Festive Feast Hamper or say thank you to a brand-new client with The Bartender Hamper, we’re
sure you’ll find the perfect present. This year we’ve also bolstered our selection of beauty and non-alcoholic gift sets so you can truly relax and enjoy some well-deserved time off.

And when it comes to lasting impressions, our Corporate Team are here to take care of all your gifting needs. Whether it’s to say a big thank you, or you’re after something more bespoke, our team are here on hand to help with your special requests. Simply call them on +44 207 259 4405 or email corporate.services@harveynichols.com.

From everyone at Harvey Nichols; we wish you a relaxing but Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Download the full brochure here.

Native Edinburgh and Native Glasgow are delighted to offer 15% off BAR for Edinburgh Chamber customers when they book via the Native website.

Native Aparthotels are a totally new way to stay. We combine the freedom and authenticity of a local apartment with the comfort and convenience of a boutique hotel. We collaborate with incredible brands, designers and artists to create original spaces – places with soul, curating the best of the area and connecting you with local originals to give you an unforgettable stay.

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find us. Native Edinburgh’s enviable location on Queen Street means you’re walking distance from world-famous sights like Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens, as well as both Haymarket and Waverley Stations. If you’re looking for a city centre hotel in Edinburgh then our aparthotel offers everything you need and more!

Found in an Edwardian building, formerly home to the Anchor Line Shipping Company’s headquarters, this hotel in Glasgow city centre draws on the opulence of a 1920s ocean liner. Throughout the 64 apartments you’ll see the original 1906 features kept intact with terrazzo flooring, timber wall-panelling, stunning fireplaces and the original safes. With two on-site restaurants it’s the perfect base to explore Glasgow

With Native, everything is unique and everyone is welcome.

Stay Native / Stay Original

www.nativeplaces.com

Offer is Subject to Availability and Discount Cannot be Applied to Existing Bookings. To receive your discount code, please email marketing@edinburghchamber.co.uk

 

 

Prestigious figures in the Scottish business world are set to speak at two Scotsman conferences in Edinburgh next month.

Inspiring Growth: Alternative Ways toTake Your Business To The Next Level

22 March, 08.30-13.00

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh This event is aimed at established companies looking to scale up to a mature and successful operation. It will look at the benefits of alternative finance and consider a wider range of issues affecting SMEs, including exports, e-commerce, helping them compete in UK and international markets. Speakers include Scottish economy secretary Keith Brown, Stuart Lunn, chief executive of the event’s lead sponsor LendingCrowd and Paula Skinner, partner at Harper Macleod, which is also backing the event. Investment In a post-Brexit World

28 March, 08.30-11.00

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Speakers cut through the political and economic noise and give their view on where the markets are going and the safest havens for your money. It is to be chaired by The Scotsman columnist Bill Jamieson, with speakers including Tom Walker, portfolio manager of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust, who are sponsoring the event.

Book your place today by visiting our website www.scotsmanconferences.com with code EDINCHAM to get 20% off your booking.

 

 

 

To our fellow Edinburgh Chamber members, if you have been shortlisted for an award, please feel free to take advantage of our special ‘complimentary PR photo’ promotion running throughout the month of February, whereby we will come and provide you with a professional quality PR picture for upload onto your social media and to go hand in hand with the news of your award nomination! Our new PR photography service PRpix is designed to give businesses across Edinburgh quick and affordable access to a professional PR photographer (and therefore professional quality pictures) whenever they have good news to share with the world. Please click the follwing link which will take you to our webpage www.forestlightstudios.co.uk/prpix or contact me directly to find out more on 07710446447 or email sandie@professionalheadshotsscotland.com

A prominent business event celebrates a special anniversary this year, thanks to the loyal support of the business community.  Thomson Cooper Accountants will be hosting their twentieth Budget Analysis at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, Fife on Friday 10th March, the longest running event of its kind in the region. The seminar is free and features a workshop on pension auto-enrolment and a networking lunch. The firm are also hosting a Budget Breakfast Analysis event in Edinburgh at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre in Bread Street on the same day. It forms part of their long-established Business Development Programme that aims to provide knowledge sharing opportunities.

The firm began hosting their Budget Briefings back in the late 1990s when Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced ISAs and Working Families Tax Credits. Although the political and economic landscapes have changed dramatically since then, the Thomson Cooper analysts will endeavour to deliver planning pointers to help business owners navigate the challenges ahead.

Managing Partner David Walker believes that content is the key to the event’s staying power, “Every year we gather feedback from our guests. They value the way our experts provide specific examples of how the Budget will affect them and what practical tax planning tips can be used to their benefit. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years.”

Spaces at both events are limited so booking is essential. Register online at www.thomsoncooper.com or call Lynn Wardlaw on 01383 628800.

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On the 1st and 9th February the University of Edinburgh will run the below events, absolutely free!

On the 1st, super-agent to the stars Jon Smith will decipher the business of sports management, shedding light into some of the toughest negotiations in football history and his own journey of leadership.

On the 9th in this annual Edinburgh Leadership Lecture in partnership with the Institute of Directors, Lesley Thomson joins us to discuss her career prosecuting serious and organised crime and her expert insight on the confiscation of criminal assets.

Full details on how to book are below:

Title Jon Smith, football’s super-agent, on negotiation and leadership
Venue University of Edinburgh Business School
Date 1 February 2017
Time 18:30 – 19:30
Cost FREE
Telephone  0131 651 5326
Email events@business-school.ed.ac.uk
Further information and booking https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/event/jon-smith-football-s-super-agent-on-negotiation-and-leadership

 

Title Lesley Thomson: Leading the charge on white-collar criminals
Venue University of Edinburgh Business School
Date 9 February 2017
Time 18:30 – 19:30
Cost FREE
Telephone  0131 651 5326
Email events@business-school.ed.ac.uk
Further information and booking https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/event/annual-edinburgh-leadership-lecture-lesley-thomson

 

 

 

The Scotsman Publications Limited: Investment in a post-Brexit world

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 08:00 – 11:00, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

£40 + VAT

**Please quote EDINCHAM to receive 20% member discount**

In a tumultuous world in the wake of the political earthquakes of Brexit and the Trump Presidency, how and where should people now be investing?

UK equities appear expensive, interest rates look to be on the way up, and the market is due a correction after such a strong rise.

There are many questions:

* Have we seen The Last Hurrah for defensive investments and income funds?

* Are emerging markets due a further rally?

* Are there particular sectors – infrastructure, biotech, IT – that investors should be looking at?

* Should we rule out continental European equities, and what about cash?

Expert speakers will cut through the political and economic noise and give their view on where the markets are going and the safest havens for your money.

Agenda

8:30am: Introduction by the chair

Bill Jamieson

8:35am: Is your investment portfolio Brexit-ready?

Tom Walker, Head of Global Portfolio Trust, Martin Currie

8:55am: Market valuation, historical perspectives and the risk of a correction becoming a rout:

Russell Napier, Co-Founder at ERIC Electronic Research Interchange and Against The Head Ltd

9:15am: Practical advice for retail investors in 2017

Merryn Somerset-Webb, Editor in Chief, Moneyweek, and FT columnist

9:35am: Q&A with all three speakers, facilitated by Bill Jamieson

10:05am: Close

To book click here.

Fees include refreshments, networking breakfast and exclusive access to the Post Conference Reports.

For more information please email conferences@scotsman.com or give the team a call on 0131 311 7233.

 

Thursday February 9th (12:30pm – 1:15pm)

Busy professionals regularly comment that their increasing workload in a world of unprecedented change is having an impact on their job satisfaction and their ability to deliver the required results.

The typical themes include:

  • Teams are doing even more with less
  • Employees spend their day swamped in email
  • Work encroaches on personal life
  • To-do lists feel depressing
  • Few get their inboxes back to empty
  • Many use organisational tools (Outlook, OneNote, etc.) but feel they could be set up more effectively

Ease the Load has been designed to support executives at all levels, providing an approach which puts you in control and reduces overall stress. In this webinar, we will provide an overview to one of the key frameworks: “Getting to Grips with Workflow, a tactical approach to dealing with a hectic workload when it’s coming at you thick and fast.

  1. Capturing all our “stuff” instead of holding it in our head
  2. Clarifying and processing its meaning
  3. Organising our commitments into a trusted system
  4. Reflecting and planning to gain freedom
  5. Engaging appropriately with our work

Having provided an overview to the 5 phases, we will then focus on a key aspect so you will leave with tips and tricks.

The webinar will be held on Thursday February 9th (12:30pm – 1:15pm).

BOOK NOW (limited spaces)

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Our monthly newsletter looks at the relevant stories of the moment, allowing WJM’s team of experts to give their professional opinions on a variety of topical subjects.

This month, WJM’s Nicola Martin talks about a new Scottish Government consultation that could lead to changes in what we’re allowed to build and use land for, and clarifies why we have planning laws in Scotland.

On 30th November, 2016, the Bankruptcy Scotland Act came into force. Steven Docherty looks at the impact of the recent changes to bankruptcy laws here in Scotland, and explains exactly what bankruptcy is and how the process works.

There is also a special feature on the Family Law department here at WJM as we talk with our Family Law expert Tom Quail, looking at the way the law interacts with the family unit and detailing the different types of relationships recognised in law.

Finally, Colin Millar looks at the Scottish Whisky Association who has been given permission to go to the UK’s highest court with an appeal against a minimum price for alcohol here in Scotland.

So don’t miss out! Log on to www.wjm.co.uk click on ‘Audio Newsletters’ and listen now.