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Digital Development Loan launched for Scottish Businesses

A £2 million Digital Development Loan has been launched to provide companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering as well as to develop the digital skills of their staff as part of our drive to improve digital economic productivity across Scotland.
 
The Scottish Government has listened to the needs of the sector and are introducing this loan at 0% interest rates, helping firms to spread the cost of investment over 3 to 5 years.

Monday, 18 June 2018

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018.
 
Held in Autumn each year, the awards are the biggest celebration of social enterprise in Scotland, recognising innovation, impact and success in social enterprise – businesses that aim to change the world for the better.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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McLaughlin & Co - Debt Recovery

Using our fixed fee service will allow to clearly budget for your on-going debt recovery needs ensuring that you keep on top of your bad debts without risking your costs spiralling out of control.
 
We understand the importance of cash-flow in your business and the detrimental effect that a stagnant cash-flow can have on a business' future, therefore we appreciate the key role played by those you choose to manage your credit control and debt recovery services. We are dedicated to ensuring the success of your business using efficient and effective debt management.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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The Connect Local Regional Food Fund

The Connect Local Regional Food Fund (RFF) is a grant to support growth in Scotland’s local / regional food and drink sector.  This is a competitive fund and applicants can apply for grants up to a maximum of £5000.
 
This fund will support initiatives and projects in Scotland which celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink, in line with the priorities of Ambition 2030.  The fund is for collaborative projects where groups of producers and food & drink businesses benefit from these initiatives and projects are expected to deliver benefits ove

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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Fife vintage firm unlocks key games role in The Crystal Maze

Fife vintage specialist Scaramanga has solved the puzzle of how to get its products used in cult Channel 4 game show The Crystal Maze – starting with a key role in the latest celebrity edition.
 
Last Friday’s Celebrity Special, the first of the new series under the supervision of Maze Master Richard Ayoade, saw Dame Kelly Holmes unhook Scaramanga vintage iron keys from a board in the Medieval Zone but fail to find the right ones to unlock two Scaramanga vintage padlocks securing a 100-year-old Scaramanga antique teak storage chest along with antique Indian door hasps

Monday, 11 June 2018

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The Secrets of Super Teams

Thomson Cooper are delighted to announce that Alice Beveridge, Director at Tree of Knowledge, will be delivering their ‘Super Teams’ Summer Seminar on Friday 22 June at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. As part of Thomson Cooper’s Business Development Programme, this free event provides members of the business community with an opportunity to learn and network. Booking is essential.
 
Alice is a specialist in Applied Positive Psychology and has helped hundreds of delegates understand what makes high performing teams ‘click’.

Friday, 08 June 2018

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COOPER SOFTWARE BECOMES TECHNOLOGY PARTNER OF HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION

Cooper Software is delighted to announce that the company has entered in to a three-year partnership with the Homeless World Cup Foundation to develop a digital competition management system which will reflect the unique nature of the Homeless World Cup.
 
As part of the agreement, Cooper Software will also commit to provide staff to work alongside the Homeless World Cup Tournament delivery team during the event, as well as supporting the charity with any general technology and IT advisory support that might be required. 
 
“Cooper Software’s expert

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Considering Employee Ownership

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 viewing succession planning as a daunting task, Scottish Enterprise is encouraging businesses to see the potential for change as an opportunity to secure their business’ future and improve its performance. 
 
As a succession solution which can bring a host of benefits, employee buyouts are becoming in

Monday, 21 May 2018

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Seafood Spectacular returns to Crail 9 - 10 June 2018

Crail Food Festival is back and better than ever before.  Now in its eighth year, the festival will run on 9th and 10th June with a new Seafood Spectacular and a host of local produce.  The two-day packed programme, which has a new format and festival hub, will include chefs’ workshops, live music, cookery demonstrations and hands-on activities.
 
The new look will see the introduction of three key venues.  The pretty harbour, sponsored by Seafood Scotland, will come alive with a Seafood Spectacular.  This will include a variety of talks, cookery demonstrations, a chan

Friday, 18 May 2018

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Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training

Whether you’re interested in becoming a Counsellor, would like to apply the skills Counsellor’s use in your current role, or are looking for something new for your CPD, join FDAMH Training Academy’s COSCA Course.
 
An accredited course taking place in the daytime, applications are now OPEN.
 
Course Starts: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Flemington Road, Glenrothes
Cost: £1000 for all 4 modules
Don’t delay, places ar

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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