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
  • Upcoming event: Demystifying Data Science Apprenticeships

    11th April 2024

    Join Heriot-Watt on Thursday 25 April for their latest industry event. Recent figures from Skills Development Scotland highlight that 46% of organisations are suffering from a data skills shortage. This event will aim to demystify Data Science apprenticeships, highlighting how Graduate Apprentices are making a positive impact and how employers…

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  • BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Firms Treading Water on Investment

    11th April 2024

    No overall improvement in business conditions in Q1 2024 as measured by investment, sales and cashflow. Levels of business confidence remain unchanged, with 56% of UK businesses expecting an increase in turnover in the next twelve months. Almost half of firms are expecting the price of their goods or services…

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  • Edinburgh’s budget challenge – map out what matters to you

    10th April 2024

    An interactive tool that lets residents map out the community services and issues they care most about has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council. As part of a 16-week budget consultation that went live on Tuesday (9 April), the council is engaging with residents in new ways to capture…

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  • Balfour Beatty awarded contract to build Scotland’s first net zero prison

    10th April 2024

    Balfour Beatty today announces that it has been awarded a contract to construct the new £209 million HMP Highland in Inverness, Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service.   Balfour Beatty was first appointed to deliver the pre-construction phase, including the design of HMP Highland, in 2022. This latest…

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  • Children in Scotland reveals full programme for Annual Conference 2024

    9th April 2024

    Children in Scotland has today revealed details of the packed programme for its upcoming Annual Conference 2024, with keynote speeches and workshops set to address the sector’s most challenging and important issues. Held on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, the flagship event will bring together…

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  • Turnberry Hotel: Spring into Serenity Spa Offer

    9th April 2024

    £190.00 MON-FRI £210 SAT-SUN Begin with a full-body exfoliation to rejuvenate the skin, followed by a nourishing body treatment wrap to deeply moisturise and replenish. While cocooned in the wrap, enjoy the added pampering of an exfoliating facial to leave your skin radiant and glowing. After rinsing off in a…

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  • New appointments to drive decarbonisation aims

    9th April 2024

    Leading environmental charity Changeworks has appointed two new positions that will be integral to the organisation’s drive to decarbonise Scotland’s homes. Ian Cochran will join the organisation as Head of Consultancy, and Jill Craig as Head of Building Contracts. Both will start in their positions in April. Changeworks develops and…

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  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Policy Update: March 2024

    9th April 2024

    Throughout March, our policy team continued to keep our members up-to-date with the latest developments that may impact their interests and operations, whilst advocating on your behalf in an effort to shape policy. Here’s a recap of the key activities from March: UK Spring Budget March saw the UK Chancellor…

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  • Lind and Lime Event at Fazenda

    9th April 2024

    Elevate your senses and embark on an exquisite gin journey with a Lind & Lime Gin Gin Masterclass at Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill. Featuring a welcome drink of the classic Gin & Tonic to kick-start your evening, Connie MacDonald, Business Development Senior Executive at Lind and Lime, will entertain you with the rich…

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  • Housebuilder launches new luxury apartments in growing West Edinburgh community

    8th April 2024

    Award-winning housebuilder, Cruden Homes, has announced the release of luxury 1-and-2 bedroom apartments at its popular West Craigs Green development in the heart of west Edinburgh. Many plots come complete with generous balconies and stunning views over green open space, creating the perfect spot to unwind. Prices in the latest…

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