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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
  • Minister for higher education impressed by QMU’s outdoor learning plans and college partnerships

    19th August 2022

    On Tuesday, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment & Training visited Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh to find out about the institution’s progressive work in the area of outdoor learning and in university/college degree partnerships. Jamie Hepburn was shown around the campus by QMU’s Principal,…

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    Job alert – MacDuff 1890 – General manager

    18th August 2022

    MacDuff 1890 is looking for a manager to join our team to oversee the daily running of our factory based in Wishaw. MacDuff 1890 are a 4th generation family-run business supplying wholesale meat to top end butchers and chefs across the UK and further afield. This is a fantastic opportunity…

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  • Inflation reaction comment – Fraser Sime, Bank of Scotland

    18th August 2022

    All comments to be attributed to Fraser Sime, regional director for Scotland at Bank of Scotland: “It’s certainly a challenging time for businesses. However, recent forecasts from the Bank of England are unlikely to have come as a surprise to most of the country’s businesses. Many are familiar with facing…

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  • University supported energy innovator IONATE secures £3.3m investment

    17th August 2022

    Key investors include University of Edinburgh venture funders Old College Capital Deep-tech energy innovator IONATE has secured £3.3 million after a round of seed financing investment. The company, which has been supported by Edinburgh Innovations (EI), the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service, was founded in 2019 by its CEO Matthew…

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  • Local school transforms into dystopian festival venue Scottish arts company takes centre stage in online land initiative

    17th August 2022

    INNOVATIVE stage performers who use the country’s landscape as their own personal theatre are transforming an Edinburgh high school into the set for their newest Edinburgh International Festival production. Grid Iron Theatre Company – which specialises site-specific and location theatre – will host immersive performances at Edinburgh’s Leith Academy for…

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    Edinburgh residents asked to prepare for strike action

    17th August 2022

    The Council has today (16 August) published advice and guidance to help residents manage the impact of planned strike action in the city. The industrial action by members of the GMB and Unite unions, which is scheduled to last from 18–30 August, is expected to cause significant disruption to the…

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    Halfway point for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    16th August 2022

    Today (16 August), marks the halfway point of this year’s The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Performers from across the globe are bringing the Castle Esplanade to life with sensational music, dance, costume, and spectacle and thrilling audiences come rain or shine. Running until 27 August, the year’s Royal Edinburgh Military…

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  • Seven figure contract wins for Irvine windows company

    16th August 2022

    New contracts valued at just under £1.8m (one point eight million pounds) have been awarded to Irvine based Andrew Wright Windows by Cruden Building. The nine separate contracts combined involve the manufacture and supply of more than 3,500 (three thousand five hundred) windows and doors for housing developments across central…

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  • Building on strong foundations: After resounding success of inaugural Green Home Festival at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, CICV plans annual event

    16th August 2022

    Scotland’s first-ever Green Home Festival has been hailed as a resounding success, with organisers already planning next year’s event to cater for the growing interest in low-carbon construction and sustainable living. More than 350 delegates signed up for the five-day renewables jamboree organised by the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV),…

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  • Latest employment data: Competitive pay crucial as cost of living bites

    16th August 2022

    Ann Frances Cooney, employment law partner at DWF leading the Scottish employment law practice, comments on today’s labour market data. She said: “The latest survey of Scotland’s labour force indicates that there has been little change over the quarter April to June 2022 compared with the previous quarter (January to…

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