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
  • LNER pioneering partnership raises more than £400,000 for Campaign Against Living Miserable (CALM)

    19th August 2022

    London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to reveal that more than £400,000 has been raised for its partner charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) thanks to fundraising activities supported by customers and colleagues. The major milestone has been achieved less than four years since the partnership was launched, with…

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  • Leading digital agency appoints new group SEO director

    19th August 2022

    One of the UK and Ireland’s largest independent digital marketing agencies, Mediaworks, has appointed Alistair Hague as its group SEO director. Alistair joins the award-winning agency with over 15 years’ experience leading senior marketing, global search engine optimisation programmes and large-scale web projects. His experience lies strongly within the global healthcare and finance…

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  • Reasons to be EPC-ful. It’s time for a fresh look at the many ways an Energy Performance Certificate can be beneficial to property owners

    19th August 2022

    In the same way that Home Reports have become an accepted part of the residential property market so have Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) become a fundamental tool in the assessment of a building’s essential worth. The EPC provides a colour-coded and easily understandable rating of a property’s energy usage and…

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  • AND Digital launches programmes to support young people into tech

    19th August 2022

    Tech consultancy AND Digital today welcomes five new starts as part of its graduate software development and business apprenticeship programmes at Club Almeida in George Square, Glasgow.   Working in partnership with University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, AND Digital advertised externally to attract interest from four young people excited to…

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  • 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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