The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) was officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister today (15 May 2013)
Co-operative Development Scotland have issued their latest bulletin.
Potential applicants are invited to make informal enquiries about this role by contacting Darah Zahran, Policy Affairs Director, OPITO on 07789 988782.
This month with the first glimpse of the sun CEO reflects on their recent networking event, Space and Place, People and Practice in Dundee, their Fashion Foundry industry event, The Licensing Spectrum and introduce two new trainers.
Small businesses in Scotland are lagging well behind the UK as a whole in new technology investment, a survey has suggested.
SCVO has published a welfare reform mapping report, which incorporates evidence from around 400 people across the third sector on how welfare changes are affecting their organisations.
The South of Scotland has just benefited from the completion of a new £700,000 business units development at Kirtle Place in Gretna
First Minister welcomes Webhelp TSC jobs in Glasgow, Larbert and Kilmarnock
Scottish life sciences companies to build on existing Kyoto-Edinburgh academic and research links
A £25m fund to help transform disadvantaged areas across Scotland was launched by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and COSLA President David O’Neill today (29 April 2013)
Scottish business is backing a new employer assessed work-based qualification to help young people prove they are ready for employment.
Official statistics published today show that the value of retail sales in Scotland grew by 2.5 per cent over the last 12 months while the volume of retails sales rose by two per cent.
Economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, today 2 May 2013, unveiled its latest business plan which aims to accelerate Scotland’s economic recovery.
The summer school is running from 13th to 15th June 2013 on the modelling of creative zones in cities.
Scottish Enterprise are looking for an individual to join the team to help build the evidence base supporting their policies and programmes that contribute the Government Economic Strategy.
Closing Date: 30th April 2013
Employment in Scotland has seen the largest increase for twelve years according to official statistics, published on the same day as figures show Scotland’s economy grew for the second quarter in a row, continuing to outperform the UK.
Participation in higher education among young Scots has reached a record high according to figures released today by the Scottish Funding Council.
This month Cultural Enterprise Office welcomes a new Adviser to their specialist business pool, embark on an exciting new research project and get ready to exhibit at Digital 2013. They are focussing their information section on games and apps.
Co-operative Development Scotland have issued their latest bulletin.
The FSB has published its latest quarterly Small Business Index, which shows that small business confidence in Scotland has increased from the previous quarter but still lower than it was at the same time last year.
Peter curran calls for more negotiating skills for entrepreneurs, hear him talk about it
First Minister Alex Salmond has today announced in a statement to the Scottish Parliament that the 2014 independence referendum will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Well-established social and economic development consultancy ekosgen has office accommodation available on very flexible terms for individuals, start-ups or small teams.
An organisation which has helped created thousands of jobs and training opportunities for Glaswegians has refocused its operation with a new name and logo. Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency (GRA) is now known as Jobs & Business Glasgow
Research Online provides free access to the widest range of labour market intelligence and analyses sourced from around the world. The service focuses on labour market issues relevant to Scotland but also covers material from a wider UK, European and international perspective.
Dundee City Council are now looking for an experienced Co-ordinator to develop the BID Business Plan and create a positive climate within which businesses and stakeholders of Dundee City Centre will vote positively for the establishment of the BID.
The Scottish Government’s Chief Economist, Dr Gary Gillespie, published his latest State of the Economy Report today.
This month they are focussing on press and media and their Specialist Adviser for Press and Publicity, Jane Hamilton suggests the most effective ways to approach the press. Training for the 2013 Starter for 6 programme gets underway.
A £4.7m project that aims to transform a coastal town centre has been given the go ahead by councillors.
The Highlands are set to benefit from a scheme which will fund the building of 78 new affordable homes across the region.
The CDAS conference aims to bring together a wide range of people, across the community, voluntary, public and private sectors. It is targeted at everyone who is directly involved in strengthening communities, or who is seeking to increase the contribution of communities to achieving outcomes.
Aberdeen City Council has agreed on a £30m plan that will see work begin by autumn this year on the third Don crossing
The Awards are one of the Scottish Government's most prestigious events and celebrate achievements in planning, from strategic visions to development on the ground.
Truths and Myths in Infrastructure and Social Benefits
Co-operative Development Scotland have issued their latest bulletin.
A new £1.7 million development to support Scotland’s growing creative industries sector is underway on Dundee’s waterfront.
Witness a short clip highlighting the forthcoming Annual Conference 2013.
Date: 26th-27th March 2013
Location: Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland
Registration closes on 28th February
- Temporary Fife Next Generation Broadband Manager
- Temporary Economic Research and Information Officer
Date: 25th and 26th March 2013, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
1. Research Using Social Media - 11 Feb (6 places available)
2. Research Project Management - 8 March
For more information please contact Lindsay Adams.
Children in Scotland is recruiting for a Business Development Officer. Interviews will be held on Monday 4 March 2013. Closing Date: 25-Feb-2013
Five new videos have been designed by the LEED Programme to help you to understand the new challenges that the governments and policy makers have to face today to create more and better jobs
The review series on Boosting local entrepreneurship and enterprise creation, of which this study is a part, examines the capacity of local economies to support successful new enterprise creation and the growth of small enterprises and make recommendations on how this capacity can be enhanced through local policies
There is a growing population of healthy older people with the skills, financial resources and time available to contribute to economic activity. They extend their working lives, start up new businesses and support other businesses through mentorship, coaching and investments.
At the last LEED Directing Committee Meeting, The French Minister Benoit Hamon highlighted the importance of the Social and Solidarity Economy in tackling unemployment in France.
Declining revenue, rising poverty, cuts to welfare, increasing challenges, what is the real future for social enterprise in Glasgow and beyond? Discuss these and other controversial subjects in our series of debates at Social Enterprise Exchange.
Scottish Enterprise backs UK’s first ‘tourism leadership’ course
The emerging cluster of digital and creative companies in Glasgow are in line for an investment boost of up to £900,000 to promote their “accelerated growth and expansion” in a funding competition launched by the Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Creative Clyde
Its a new online platform for building professional networks in the local government sector. The Knowledge Hub uses the latest technology and social networking models to enable individuals to create connections to peers and experts in their fields of interest, helping them share learning, experiences and ideas, and driving sector self-regulation and improvement.
The latest Global Connections Survey shows Scotland is successfully strengthening its international economic links, with Scottish exports increasing by £1.6 billion to £23.9 billion in 2011
Scotland’s three year housing budget has increased by almost £200 million over the last year, with additional investment seeing an increase of over 30 per cent on spending plans set out in the 2011 Spending Review.
The Scottish Government is directing new money to agencies helping people facing the brunt of UK benefit cuts, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today.
Sir Ian Wood and experts with business, further education, schools and trade union backgrounds will join forces with the Scottish Government to improve the readiness of young people for work.
The new research on poverty and social exclusion in Scotland highlights a huge rise in unemployment for under-25s and stark and growing health inequalities.
Landmark tourism summit in Inveraray brings together key players to focus on benefits of collaboration
5 Conferences under one roof. Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference is the major industry event focused on the development of renewable energy in Scotland.
Date: 30th January 2013 | Location: University of Stirling, Cottrell Building
Date: Wednesday 13 March 2013 | Location:Teacher Building, 14 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
A programme of capital projects estimated to support approximately 2,000 jobs across Scotland in 2013-14 has been given the green light today.
2012 has been pivotal for the Co-operative Movement, with IYC 2012 offering us a real platform to broadcast our message. We have made the most of this landmark year by organising events, roadshows and prizes all designed to showcase the benefits of co-operative models.
Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District Part Time Project Manager
Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone - free support available
£10 million to widen access, increase college to university progression and support economy.
The Scottish Government has an “absolute and unwavering commitment” to protecting vulnerable groups and to tackling deprivation in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said today.
SBC has a range of responsible business awards designed to identify, challenge and celebrate your responsible business practice. There is some fantastic practice out there. Now is your chance to tell the rest of the UK and Europe about it!
Findings from year three of a longitudinal study into the opportunities and challenges facing the Third Sector in Scotland have recently been published. The research used case studies and focus groups with 20 third sector organisations to explore their responses to the changing social, economic and political environment.
Social Enterprise Scotland is delighted to invite you to attend their new conference “Local Government and Social Enterprise” on Thursday 14 February 2013 from 10:00-14:00.
A decade of devolution has delivered an historic record population and a key driver for growth.
Improvement Service (IS) are looking to recruit an experienced Project Officer who will work as part of a small Team focused on providing a range of practical support that will help Councils and economic development partnerships implement the key elements of the guide
The Social Enterprise Exchange - The worlds biggest social enterprise event! Date: Thursday 21st March 2013 Location: SECC Glasgow
Scottish Government Minister Derek Mackay presented the prestigious SURF Awards for 2012 at a packed celebratory presentation dinner event on Wednesday in Glasgow.
WiSE is collaborating with the academics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, the STUC, and Scottish civil society and women’s groups in the second of a series of events aimed at bringing women’s voices and issues of gender equality into the current debates on constitutional reform in the run up to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.
This State of the Economy comes just over four years after the height of the financial crisis, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the autumn of 2008. At that point in time, and in the initial months that followed, most forecasters predicted that the world’s major economies would experience a sharp – but relatively short – recession.
Impact21/Business Gateway Fife* wishes to recruit an Operations Director to lead the organisation in the delivery of the Business Gateway contract in Fife.
The North East of Scotland Trade Group was (re) established in August2012, launched at Offshore Northern Seas in Stavanger. The local launch will be a business breakfast on 12th December in Aberdeen, all welcome.The aims are to share information, event planning and delivery to give a more coordinated approach to international trade support services in the north east.
Scottish Enterprise will host its first ever commercialisation showcase in Glasgow today (Monday 19 November), to highlight Scotland’s globally ambitious and creative entrepreneurs and technologies and the support available to help turn innovative ideas into successful businesses.
The next STA (Scottish Tourism Alliance) Open Meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th December 2012 at Eden Court in Inverness. They have a great line-up of speakers guaranteeing this event will be relevant, engaging, and informative.
CEO latest bulletin has now released.
The Social Enterprise Exchange 2013 is coming back to the SECC, Glasgow on Thursday 21 March. You can expect fantastic plenary sessions, immersive and interactive workshops, a wide range of social enterprise suppliers and opportunities to create and develop new business with over 150 Exhibitors and 1,000 delegates.
The release date of the first edition of this new annual publication from the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE) is scheduled for January 2013.
3rd Horizons are running six courses in 2012/13 helping delegates understand and explore how to practically apply futures tools and techniques in day-to-day work.
Boeing, Rolls Royce and Bombardier are among several manufacturing giants heading to Glasgow for a major event this month which aims to help Scottish SME’s tap into the supply chain opportunities of some of the world’s biggest firms.
The FSB report, Micros Untapped, which explores how to realise the employment potential of micro-businesses in Scotland, has now been published.
Each year, SCVO’s State of the Sector survey gathers third sector views on what the future holds - are you worried about funding, will your organisation have to do more with less or are things looking positive for the next year?
Scotland Europa have been advised that Commissioner Andor will be visiting Scotland on Friday 9th November. EDAS networks are welcomed.