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
  • Barclays expand Scottish team with regional appointments

    Barclays expand Scottish team with regional appointments

    10th October 2017

    Barclays has announced key appointments across its Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow Business Banking teams as the bank continues to extend its on-the-ground support across the regions for Scottish SMEs and scale-up businesses.

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  • Scotland meeting demand for skilled digital workers, new research reveals

    Scotland meeting demand for skilled digital workers, new research reveals

    18th September 2017

    New research from Barclays reveals that employees in Scotland score among the highest of all UK regions for their digital skills and are currently meeting the digital skills demand from employers.

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  • Barclays launches new tool to help businesses manage all their own data in one place

    Barclays launches new tool to help businesses manage all their own data in one place

    18th August 2017

    Barclays has revolutionised its Business Banking Online offering and is pioneering the use of open data to benefit SMEs, in a banking industry first.

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  • Scotland’s Spending FRIEND-zy: Edinburgh spends more money on socialising than Glasgow

    Scotland’s Spending FRIEND-zy: Edinburgh spends more money on socialising than Glasgow

    3rd August 2017

    Party loving Edinburgh residents spend more on having a good time than any other city in Scotland according to new research from Barclays.

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  • UK economy risks loss of £1.5bn by overlooking the value of ex-military skills in the workforce

    UK economy risks loss of £1.5bn by overlooking the value of ex-military skills in the workforce

    19th July 2017

    A new study from Barclays has revealed that the UK economy could suffer losses of up to £1.5bn in the next five years if service leavers aren’t able to find employment, or are under employed upon leaving the Armed Forces.

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  • Barclays ‘packages’ up deal for leading paper bag supplier

    Barclays ‘packages’ up deal for leading paper bag supplier

    15th June 2017

    One of the UK’s largest food packaging companies, Smith Anderson Group, has agreed a new financial package with Barclays, including day-to-day banking, invoice discounting and a facility to help manage longer-term foreign exchange (FX) exposures.

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  • Barclays announces new appointments as it grows Scottish SME business

    Barclays announces new appointments as it grows Scottish SME business

    31st May 2017

    Barclays has announced two key appointments to its Business Banking team as it continues to extend its on-the-ground support for Scottish SMEs and scale-up businesses.

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  • Property prices in Glasgow’s suburbs set to rise by almost a quarter in the next five years according to new research from Barclays

    Property prices in Glasgow’s suburbs set to rise by almost a quarter in the next five years according to new research from Barclays

    25th May 2017

    Glasgow’s suburbs are predicted to see the largest increase in average house prices in Scotland by 2021 according to new research released today (24 May 2017), the Barclays UK Property Predictor.

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  • Bar operator sees the attraction of Barclays

    Bar operator sees the attraction of Barclays

    3rd May 2017

    Barclays has supported leading bar and club operator Attraction Inns Limited with a £1.05m funding package. The deal will consolidate the company’s position in the marketplace and provide capital expenditure to support acquisitions and future growth.

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