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Jonathan Smith: Engaging with your team - a key route to success

Jonathan Smith, Aberdeen-based business coach and facilitator at The Alternative Board, discusses the importance of having engaged employees as the UK recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 11 September 2020

SIS launches online academy to help social enterprises navigate changing markets

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched its online Retail Academy to support product and service-based social enterprises to navigate the complexities of selling goods and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 11 September 2020

UK starts third quarter with GDP growth of 6.6%

The UK has emerged into the third quarter of the year with robust month-on-month GDP growth of 6.6% in July, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Published 11 September 2020

Councils and community groups to benefit from £9m active travel fund

The Scottish Government has awarded £9.46 million to 10 active travel and low carbon projects across Scotland through the Scottish Government Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Published 11 September 2020

And finally... good boy

A police dog reared from a puppy into an "absolute unit" has been retired before his first day of duty for being too "sweet-natured".

Published 11 September 2020

Alba Bank appoints Alastair Christmas as new commercial director

Alba Bank, the Glasgow-based challenger bank set to launch into the SME business market later this year, has appointed Alastair Christmas as its new commercial director.

Published 10 September 2020

RICS: Scottish house prices rise as gardens and green space continue to top shopping list

Enquiries, instructions, prices and sales all continued to rise in Scotland during August, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey, as pent up demand and the stamp duty holiday continue to influence the market.

Published 10 September 2020

EICC appoints Stuart Bone as finance director

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has appointed Stuart Bone as finance director. 

Published 10 September 2020

Lloyds cuts 865 jobs as it resumes restructuring programme

Bank of Scotland owner Lloyds Banking Group is resuming its restructuring programme which will see it cut 865 jobs across the UK.

Published 10 September 2020

Greenshoots: Highlands and Islands innovation projects to benefit food and drink sector

Two innovation projects are underway in the Highlands and Islands to develop new ways to support the growth of the food and drink sector.

Published 10 September 2020

RBS: Scottish labour market 'remained challenging' in August

The Scottish labour market 'remained challenging' in August as permanent placements and temp billings continued to fall, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland report on jobs. 

Published 10 September 2020

Scottish Government announces £30m of funding to regenerate communities

All of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and more than 25 individual community regeneration projects will receive a share of £30 million of new investment for regeneration and town centres.

Published 10 September 2020

Final call for entries to Business Women Scotland Awards

Business Women Scotland has issued a final call for entries for the Business Women Scotland Business Awards before the closing date of Monday September 14 at 5pm.

Published 10 September 2020

SBRC to lead National Cyber Security Centre programme in Scotland

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has won a tender from the Scottish Government to launch and deliver the National Cyber Security Centre’s Exercise in a Box to businesses in Scotland.

Published 10 September 2020

FRC calls for participants in new financial reporting project

The Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab is inviting investors and companies to participate in a new project on corporate disclosures on risks, uncertainties and scenarios.  

Published 10 September 2020