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State of the Cities: Save the Date

State of the Cities ConferenceWednesday 6 November 2019Registration – 9:30 | Conference 10:00 – 13:30Conference Suite 3, P&J LiveAberdeen Economic Policy Panel ReviewAberdeen City Council is hosting the State of the Cities Conference, for a second year, on Wednesday 6 November 2019, 9:30-13:...


Regional approaches to inclusive economic growth

The experiences of Scotland’s local authorities in relation to regional economic working have been set out in a new report.The report, Regional Approaches to Maximising Inclusive Economic Growth: Local Authorities’ Perspective, highlights councils’ long history of engaging in cross-boundary wo...


Business-Led Inclusive Growth in Scotland - SMEs, Good Jobs and Places

Mark Hepworth, Director of Research and Policy, The Good Economy introduces a new study – Business-led Inclusive Growth in the South of Scotland – which provides evidence and direction for the Scottish Government and the new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (SOSA). The study was carried out b...


Local Level Business and Employment needs research

Lichfields is undertaking research to explore the process of planning for business and employment needs at the local level across Scotland and how Local Authorities are currently managing the process in order to plan for business and employment needs in their area. We are keen to understand the view...


EKOS Job opportunity: Principle Consultant / Associate Director

EKOS is an independent and multidisciplinary economic and social research agency with ambitious plans for the future.   As we embark on a future growth plan we wish to strengthen our senior team with an experienced and well connected professional that can develop new business and make a si...


Job opportunity at Peter Brett Associates - Principal / Associate Economic Development Specialist

Title: Principal / Associate Economic Development SpecialistLocation: GlasgowVacancy Reference: 546To apply for this position please follow the following link:https://careers.peterbrett.com/vacancies/546/principal--associate-economic-development-specialist.htmlThe Opportunity:Peter Brett Associates,...


ekosgen Economic Development Consultancy Opportunity

ekosgen is one of the UK’s leading independent economic consultancy firms providing advice to public and private sector clients. We provide economic and social insight to help our clients make better decisions and have a positive impact on people, places and the economy.Our work includes: Strategy...


Innovation Events for Social Enterprises

5 February 2019, Dundee Workplace innovation: people-centred change for social enterprise organisations Book your place 13 February 2019, Eyemouth, Borders Innovation Workshop: Value Proposition for Social Enterprises Book your place 6 March 2019, Glenrothes Innovation...


Job opportunity within North Ayrshire Council

North Ayrshire Council are seeking a Programme Manager (Disability Employment) with their Economic Growth Team.Full details available on My Job Scotland. ROLE DEFINITION Manage the Disability Employment service to assist people with disabilities in North Ayrshire enter and remain in work a...


New Job Opportunities in North Lanarkshire

As part of a new Growth Programme Team within North Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council have issued job vacancy adverts for the following posts: Economic Analyst (closing 7th November)As an Economic Analyst, you will be responsible for analysing, interpreting, reporting and advising on socio...


'Selling your business?' Workshop Invitation

Selling your Business? Why not sell to your employees?Planning for succession is one of the biggest challenges a business owner will face, and despite the fact that giving the topic early consideration can mean better results for the employer, the employees and the business, many delay. Instead of v...


EDAS Board Recruitment

EDAS aims to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in Scotland through raising the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development. We have a Board of 14 directors who are responsible for all aspects of...


For Whom the Economy Grows

“What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare. But hey, I’m an economist, so let me ask a somewhat different question: What’s in a number?Quite a lot, suggest Senators Chuck Schumer and Martin Heinrich. This week they introduced a bill that would direct the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which...


Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy

IPPR commission suggests changes on a par with Labour’s post-war reformsA radical overhaul of Britain’s economy as far-reaching as Labour’s post-war reforms and the Thatcherite revolution in the 1980s is needed to address the UK’s chronic failure to raise the standard of living of millions o...


Unlocking the value of data key to UK economic growth

The Scottish government has identified data-driven innovation as a key area for potential economic growth, and they plan to invest accordingly. Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the DMA, highlights the need for cross-sector collaboration to discover the true worth of data.Earlier this month, Theresa May sign...


Selling Your Business? - Co-operative Development Scotland Workshop, 27th September

Invitation to attend ‘Selling your business? Discover why Fitwise and Jerba Campervans sold to their employees' workshop – 27 September 2018, Law Society, Edinburgh  Aimed at business owners considering an exit from their company, this session will give attendees the opportunity to hear dir...


£1.2 Billion City Deal ‘exciting step towards brighter future’

Theresa May hails £1.2bn city deal as ‘exciting step towards brighter future’Prime Minister Theresa May has hailed the £1.2 billion city deal for Scotland’s capital as an “exciting step towards a brighter future” for Edinburgh and the south east of Scotland.Both the UK and Scottish gover...


Job Vacancy: Project Development Manager

To support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Ambition Plan’ for physical regeneration and growth, we are seeking to appoint a Project Development Manager as part of the new Growth Team within Enterprise and Housing Resources.Ref No: NLA03301Published: 27/07/18Closes: 10/08/18Locatio...


Job Vacancy: Project Manager, Economic Outcomes

Vacancy: Project Manager, Economic OutcomesPost Title: Project Manager, Economic OutcomesSalary: £31,935 - £37,573Hours: Standard working hours are 36 Hrs pw.  However, there is potential for flexibility and the appointment may be made on a less than full-time basis (e.g. 4 day...


Fraser of Allander Institute June Economic Commentary

Cautious optimism for growth in 2018/19 but lack of clarity on Brexit risks ‘holding back Scotland’s recovery’Scottish economic growth is set to recover this year but remain below trend according to the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute. In its latest Economic Com...


Unlocking Ambition business stars announced

Next generation of business people to build successful companies with a social conscience.  Twenty of Scotland’s most talented, innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs will start the first Unlocking Ambition Challenge to find Scotland’s next business success story.Unlocking Ambition aim...


EKOS Vacancy: Research Positions - Research Consultant

Based in Glasgow, EKOS is an independent research consultancy that specialises in providing evidence based research services and creative solutions to enhance economic competitiveness and deliver inclusive growth. We work with a UK wide client base ranging from small community groups, to national ag...


SQW Vacancy: Economic development and evaluation specialists for City Deal research

Consultants and Managing Consultants London, Manchester, or Edinburgh,Due to continued growth, SQW is looking to recruit bright, motivated and experienced Consultants and Managing Consultants.  This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading economic development consultancies...


SE Workshop: ‘Selling your business? Discover why ERS and Mediascape sold to their employees'

Attend this workshop to learn how employee ownership offers a tax efficient exit route that protects your company’s legacy while providing a competitive price for the business.  Could it be the right succession solution for you?Aimed at business owners considering an exit from their company,...


Flatlining growth paints grim picture for Scottish economy

Scotland’s economy is facing a grim outlook with a warning from business chiefs that the country’s flatlining growth will continue to lag behind the rest of the UK. The state of the domestic economy has been singled out as a barrier to growth in a survey by the Federation of Small Business...


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