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Why small businesses need to go green now

UK businesses contribute a staggering 33% of all the country’s Co2 emissions. With small to..more
13th October 2017

Don’t let dementia catch your workplace unawares

6th October 2017

SMEs can benefit from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)


The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has been around since 1994. So, what is it? Wel..more
6th October 2017

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2017-18

Apply for up to £10,000 worth of Training with Edinburgh College

T..more
5th October 2017

QMU to host first international women’s conference

Queen Margaret University (QMU) has teamed up with the Edinburgh-based WomenBeing Project to host..more
5th October 2017

New senior academic appointments at Queen Margaret University

A number of new senior academic management appointments have been made at Queen Margaret Universi..more
5th October 2017

Family business expert reveals economic impact of Scotland’s ‘Top 100’

A university professor has revealed the economic impact of Scotland’s ‘Top 100’..more
5th October 2017

Bidding Specialists Shortlisted For Two UK Growing Business Awards

Bidding and tender specialists, AM Bid Services, received news last week of their nominat..more
2nd October 2017

Good Luck to All Finalists at the Chamber Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber Awards 201..more
21st September 2017

Welcome New Chamber President

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12th September 2017

BIDDING AND TENDER SPECIALISTS JOIN HOMES FOR SCOTLAND

4th September 2017

SCC INITIAL REACTION TO BARCLAY REVIEW

Scottish Chambers of Commerce welcomes the Barclay Review Recommendations as a step in the right ..more
22nd August 2017

SCC COMMENT ON LABOUR MARKET FIGURES

Commenting on the news that Scottish employment rose by 30,000 (1.1%) and unemployme..more
16th August 2017

East Lothian student scoops top award

A student from East Lothian has won a top award for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ at the..more
3rd August 2017

BUSINESSES are invited to learn more about The Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) during a free day in the Scottish Parliament in September.

The EPP programme links students and graduates with organisations across Scotland and participant..more
3rd August 2017

Astrosat launches New Business Innovation Prize as part of Space Exploration Masters Competition  news image Astrosat launches New Business Innovation Prize as part of Space Exploration Masters Competition

Astrosat, the multi-award winning Scottish space services company, has teamed up with the Huntsvi..more
3rd August 2017

Rugby legend lends his insights into leadership and teamwork news image Rugby legend lends his insights into leadership and teamwork

Mortgage Advice Bureau brought together business leaders from across Scotland last night (Tuesday..more
22nd June 2017

CBE for Past-Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce announced in Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

Weber Shandwick Chair Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

- Pas..more
16th June 2017

Queen Margaret University launches ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurs Exhibition’

A new month-long public exhibition showcasing over 25 of QMU’s ‘Inspiring Entrepreneu..more
16th June 2017

Queen Margaret University professor joins global mission to help child refugees in Syria

A global health expert from Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh has joined forces with som..more
16th June 2017

East Lothian chocolate lovers wanted for university study


People in East Lothian are being invited to take part in a new university study to help unc..more
7th June 2017

International arts management conference makes debut in Scotland at Queen Margaret University

An international arts management education conference will be staged in Scotland for the first ti..more
6th June 2017

Police Scotland - Response to Recent Terrorist Incidents news image Police Scotland - Response to Recent Terrorist Incidents

Police Scotland stands with our colleagues and the communities of London following the terrorist ..more
6th June 2017

SUBDUED SCOTTISH ECONOMY NEEDS CLEAR STEER FROM GOVERNMENT

Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator engages with five of Scotland&..more
20th April 2017

ASSISTANCE FOR TRAVELLING SOLO WITH KIDS TRIAL EXTENDED

EDINBURGH AIRPORT ROLLS OUT FREE SERVICE FOR REMAINDER OF 2017

Edinburgh Airport has toda..more
13th April 2017

Midlothian will see more superfast broadband coverage news image Midlothian will see more superfast broadband coverage

Midlothian will see more superfast broadband coverage for homes and businesses thanks to the earl..more
13th April 2017

Bid Specialists pedal up their support for Josh Quigley, The Tartan Explorer news image Bid Specialists pedal up their support for Josh Quigley, The Tartan Explorer

It’s startling to learn that 2 people die in Scotland every day because of suicide and that..more
13th April 2017

John Muir Way clean up mission gears up in East Lothian

An army of volunteers from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Musselburgh is gearing up to give t..more
13th April 2017

SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT news image SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT

Top Scottish entrepreneur, Tim Allan, appointed as President of SCC

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13th April 2017

New Property Manager joins Lindsays residential property team in North Berwick news image New Property Manager joins Lindsays residential property team in North Berwick

Lindsays are pleased to welcome new Property Manager, more
11th April 2017

Edinburgh and Lothians get £10.5 million injection into economy from R&D tax credits news image Edinburgh and Lothians get £10.5 million injection into economy from R&D tax credits

In the years since the start of the last recession, companies in East Central Scotland topped up ..more
30th March 2017

SCC RESPONSE TO THE TRIGGERING OF ARTICLE 50
  • There has been enough speculation and talk. Entering the process of detailed negotiations ..more
    29th March 2017
BREXIT BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITY TO TARGET TALENT FOR BUSINESS

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will result in major changes in terms of how bu..more
16th March 2017

SCC COMMENT ON THE FIRST MINISTER’S STATEMENT

Certainty, stability and confidence are the “watch-words” for the business co..more
13th March 2017

Bid Specialists appoint David Sole OBE as Non-Executive Chairman news image Bid Specialists appoint David Sole OBE as Non-Executive Chairman

Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber Commerce Members, AM Bid Services are delighted to an..more
2nd March 2017

BCC Brexit Report

The British Chambers of Commerce has today published a document entitled Business Brexit Prioriti..more
2nd March 2017

Scottish mortgage firm pledge support for Armed Forces Community  news image Scottish mortgage firm pledge support for Armed Forces Community

Mortgage Advice Bureau in Scotland has signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledging support to the A..more
2nd March 2017

International Women’s Day Event news image International Women’s Day Event

Arnold Clark is aiming to start its first female-only mechanic group in 2017. This will be open t..more
2nd March 2017

Chamber Breakfast Club - 6 Steps to a better business

At the recent Chamber Breakfast event, Daniela Grendene, a business coach from ActionCOACH discus..more
23rd February 2017

Thomson Cooper celebrates their 20th Budget Analysys news image Thomson Cooper celebrates their 20th Budget Analysys

A prominent business event celebrates a special anniversary this year, thanks to the loyal suppor..more
22nd February 2017

6 Bid Trends for 2017 news image 6 Bid Trends for 2017

by Andrew Morrison, Managing Director,

AM Bid Services Ltdmore
15th December 2016

UK Bus Awards Success news image UK Bus Awards Success

Congratulations to Prentice Coaches for winning the 'Top Independent Bus Operator of the Year' Go..more
29th November 2016

Charities may still be unclear about ‘notifiable events’ guidance news image Charities may still be unclear about ‘notifiable events’ guidance

Deciding whether to report a ‘notifiable event’ to OSCR may not be straig..more
4th November 2016

SHFCA member receives Young Innovator Award news image SHFCA member receives Young Innovator Award

We are delighted that David Hogg, one of our SHFCA Board and Technical Manager for Bright Green H..more
6th June 2016

Capital City Airport points to strong growth

Edinburgh Airport today publishes traffic figures highlighting strong growth and an increasingly ..more
9th May 2016

Tax Implications for Landlords

Landlords are you aware of the impending changes to tax relief on mortgage interest?  Have y..more
26th April 2016

Govt plans to boost apprenticeships in transport

The Department for Transport has announced the launch of a new Strategic Transport Apprenticeship..more
26th April 2016

Lasswade Community Sports Hub Award

To enable the legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games to live on, Sportscotland’s Com..more
26th April 2016

Top Out Brewery Launches New Real Ales at Stockbridge Tap news image Top Out Brewery Launches New Real Ales at Stockbridge Tap

Top Out Brewery invites beer lovers to a tap takeover and meet the brewer at Edinburgh’s St..more
2nd March 2016

QMU Supports ‘Reading is Braw’ in Musselburgh news image QMU Supports ‘Reading is Braw’ in Musselburgh

Queen Margaret University (QMU) is supporting an exciting new reading initiative which is being l..more
2nd March 2016

New Partner at Thomson Cooper news image New Partner at Thomson Cooper

Thomson Cooper are delighted to announce a key appointment to their senior team, effective from 1..more
2nd March 2016

Funds awarded to UK battery supply chain for high performance, low carbon vehicles news image Funds awarded to UK battery supply chain for high performance, low carbon vehicles

Companies expect to create more than 50 new jobs after pilot to develop innovative new techno..more
2nd March 2016

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