Lumo in discussions to operate Glasgow services

  • Lumo in discussions to operate Glasgow services

    28th February 2024

    FirstGroup, the leading private sector transport operator, today announces that its popular open access rail service Lumo is in discussions with Transport Scotland and Network Rail to extend some of its London-Edinburgh trains to and from Glasgow. Having identified opportunities to extend a number of daily journeys to and from…

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  • Wasps open the doors of Granton to creatives and entrepreneurs

    23rd February 2024

    Granton Station is buzzing again as a hub for creatives and entrepreneurs after its £4.75million restoration led by arts charity Wasps and the City of Edinburgh Council. The rebirth will support 40 jobs and help 100 grow their businesses, while community exhibition and event spaces create potential to attract thousands…

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  • FORMER MACDONALD HOLYROOD HOTEL RELAUNCHES AS EDINBURGH MARRIOTT HOTEL HOLYROOD AFTER £10M REFURBISHMENT

    21st February 2024

    The former established Holyrood Hotel has relaunched today as Edinburgh Marriott Hotel Holyrood, marking the completion of an extensive £10m refurbishment. The hotel, which has been a long-standing fixture in Edinburgh’s historic old town as a Macdonald Hotels’ property, has been seamlessly integrated into Marriott’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary…

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  • EICC reports record revenue and profit for 2023

    20th February 2024

    EICC increased revenue to £12.8m and profit to £2.6m during the year Economic impact, which relates to the direct benefit of conferences and events taking place at the EICC to Edinburgh and the surrounding region, totalled £58m The venue hosted over 132,000 delegates and visitors in 2023 Edinburgh, 20 February…

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  • Jeremy Doherty appointed new Arup Edinburgh Office Leader

    20th February 2024

    Global engineering and sustainable development consultancy recently appointed digital expert Jeremy Doherty as its new Edinburgh officer leader. Jeremy has over 17 years’ experience managing and delivering a wide range of digital technology, engineering, energy, and environmental projects, specialising in those using innovative technologies and data, seeking out major challenges…

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  • Empowering Local Economies – A Key To UK Prosperity

    20th February 2024

    The British Chambers of Commerce new Local Economy Of The Future report sets out 16 policies that could transform the UK’s growth potential by empowering businesses, communities and local government. Among the crucial changes it recommends are: Devolving more powers to regional and local government so decision-making is closer to…

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  • BCC launch industry-led skills programme to unblock Britain’s planning pressures

    20th February 2024

    The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Aviva, is launching a new five-year industry programme to increase skills and capacity in Local Planning Authorities across the country. The programme will seek to raise £3m to pay for at least 100 people to enter the planning industry to increase planning…

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  • Chancellor Must Outline Sustainable Growth Plan

    20th February 2024

    Among the recommendations in the BCC’s Budget submission are: Government to match industry-led funding of £3m for planning qualifications to help plug the lack of local resource. Ministers should commit to fund business led Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs) beyond the current 2025 cut off point to at least 2028.…

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  • BY THE POWER OF LUCY! BLIND BROADCASTER AND DISABILITY ACTIVIST STARS IN VIDEO SERIES HIGHLIGHTING PRIORITY SUPPORT AVAILABLE DURING POWER CUTS

    15th February 2024

    Blind broadcaster, content creator and disability activist Lucy Edwards, is urging people who need additional support in the unlikely event of a power cut to sign up to the free Priority Services Register (PSR). Lucy has partnered with SP Energy Networks to outline the benefits of the PSR, showing how…

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  • Strong Trade In Services Boosts UK Exports

    15th February 2024

    Responding to the latest trade data from the ONS, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The UK had another good year for services exports in 2023, showing the strength of that side of our economy. But there will be concern about the drop…

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