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Balfour Beatty awarded £64m rail electrification contract

Balfour Beatty awarded £64m rail electrification contract | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a Crossrail contract by Network Rail for the electrification of a 12.5 mile section of the Great Western Main Line.
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Scottish firms target Australian oil and gas market

Scottish firms target Australian oil and gas market | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
A trade mission to Australia has seen eight Scottish firms target over £12m new business in next three years.
Scotland’s oil and gas firms are being urged to explore opportunities in the fast-growing Australian energy market.
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Great to see Scottish Enterprise working hard for Scotland!

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CBI welcomes launch of £1.5bn Direct Lending Scheme

CBI welcomes launch of £1.5bn Direct Lending Scheme | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
The CBI has welcomed the Government’s launch of a £1.5bn Direct Lending Scheme for exporters, which will be operated by UK Export Finance.
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The Association of Scottish Businesswomen

The Association of Scottish Businesswomen | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
The Association of Scottish Businesswomen supports business and professional women throughout Scotland
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Congratulations to all the winners and Finalists

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Businesses turn to alternative finance to take advantage of positive growth

Businesses turn to alternative finance to take advantage of positive growth | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Despite encouraging signs of economic recovery, the latest information from the BDRC Finance Monitor for SME lending released highlights the Forum of Private Business’s (FPB) concern that the banking industry will potentially put a brake on growth...
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FSB welcomes Scotland employment figures - Government Opportunities

FSB welcomes Scotland employment figures - Government Opportunities | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Government Opportunities (GO) is the essential intelligence hub for all involved in buying for and supplying to the public sector.
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Also worth checking with your local Council whether they have funding available for employment iniatives ~ Aberdeen Council have a fund available of up to £1k for businesses employing their first employee.

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Fashion: Dr Martens store comes to Edinburgh

Fashion: Dr Martens store comes to Edinburgh | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it

Edinburgh Evening News: Princes Street is set for a funky new resident as Dr Martens opens its first branch in the 
Capital tomorrow.


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Marketing Edinburgh's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:06 AM

Graham Birse, director of the Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice, said: “It’s great that a brand like Dr Martens is seeking a home on Princes Street – the potential of the street remains undiminished.”

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Janet Archer hails festivals’ life-changing power

Janet Archer hails festivals’ life-changing power | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it

Scotsman: Creative Scotland’s new chief executive has hailed the life-changing power of Edinburgh’s festivals - insisting they also offer a whole new perspective on the world and a crucial platform for debate.


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Marketing Edinburgh's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:41 AM

It is estimated that Edinburgh's festivals generate over £250 million for the Scottish economy. 

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Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2013 - Enterprising Museum Award sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland

Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2013 - Enterprising Museum Award sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
News - Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2013 - Enterprising Museum Award sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland (@ArtemisScotland know of any fab museums projects which might be interested in applying for @aandbscotland award?
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325 Consultancy BT Business Partner Sales

325 Consultancy BT Business Partner Sales | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it

Calling existing BT customers who have leased lines / ethernet circuits on the old 20C platform.  Please contact us ASAP. We have just heard that for a very limited time an offer is available allowing migration to 21C (Twenty First Century) network and offering bigger bearers capable of faster bandwidth speeds, plus free or heavily discounted upgrades!  The time to make the jump is now!

What could you do with more bandwidth? How much more productive and profitable could it make your business? Could flexibility help you when you need more bandwidth, in the knowledge that when you don’t need as much you can flex down?

Please email btteam@325consultancy.com or call  0844 736 2675 for details

See if you can take advantage. If you are not sure if your connections are 20C or 21C no problem, we can check.

We can do a free review of your connectivity and most likely give you better speeds than you have at the moment. The migration offer includes services like BTnet, MPLS, IP Converge, IP Clear to name a few…

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Macsween Edinburgh wins Scotland Family Business of the Year ...

Macsween Edinburgh wins Scotland Family Business of the Year ... | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Scotland's Family Business of the Year has been awarded to Macsween of Edinburgh, voted by the public and a judging panel of family business experts... Visit www.meatinfo.co.uk today for more information!
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'Embrace technology or get left behind' is KPMG Golf Business ...

'Embrace technology or get left behind' is KPMG Golf Business ... | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
How golf uses technology to grow the excitement and appeal of the game was one of the hot topics at this year's KPMG Golf Business Forum staged in St Andrews, Scotland, 3-5 June. Hosted at The Fairmont St Andrews Hotel ...
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New jobs as tech firm secures funds

New jobs as tech firm secures funds | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Scottish technology start-up RelayMed is to create at least 20 new jobs over the next two years after securing public funds. (New jobs as tech firm secures funds: Scottish technology start-up RelayMed is to create at least 20...
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Work to start on Glasgow ‘super campus’

Work to start on Glasgow ‘super campus’ | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Construction is underway on the biggest college in Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
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Scotland announces £1m funding for extra engineers to meet industry demand

Scotland announces £1m funding for extra engineers to meet industry demand | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Scotland’s First Minister has announced the creation of 100 additional engineering places at Banff and Buchan College.
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'Appetite for Growth' in Scotland's food and drink industry - The Courier

'Appetite for Growth' in Scotland's food and drink industry - The Courier | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
The Courier 'Appetite for Growth' in Scotland's food and drink industry The Courier More than a third expect double-digit business growth in the same time period and with respondents “confident” of creating a total of 1,000 new jobs between them,...
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Business interview: Marie Macklin, Klin Group

Business interview: Marie Macklin, Klin Group | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
MARIE Macklin doesn’t have anything against Scotland’s biggest urban centres – in fact, she names Glasgow as her favourite city in the world.
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Congratulations to @MarieMacklin recognised for 'Outstanding Contribution to Business' at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards

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Alloa brewer lands Sainsbury's deal

Alloa brewer lands Sainsbury's deal | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
An Alloa brewer secures a deal with Sainsbury's, which will see 11 of its beers stocked by the supermarket.
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GO Awards

GO Awards | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it

The Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland are the only Scottish awards dedicated to recognising excellence within procurement and showcasing the benefits that smart, effective and sustainable purchasing can deliver.

Enter these awards and receive National recognition for your achievements, raise your profile and have your work reviewed by leading figures in procurement.

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Time is running our to enter...22 days left! A fantastic opportunity for Scottish companies to share best practice, excellence and innovation.

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Borders rail route to Edinburgh plans revised

Borders rail route to Edinburgh plans revised | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it

BBC.co.uk: Network Rail submits new plans for the route of the Borders to Edinburgh railway and a section of the A7 which will cross over it. Network Rail has estimated that about 500 jobs will be created between now and the 2015 deadline for reopening the line.


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The railway will re-establish a passenger rail link between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders for the first time in more than 40 years.

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Southern North Sea find 'one of biggest in a decade'

Southern North Sea find 'one of biggest in a decade' | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
E.ON has said appraisal of a find it made with Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum shows it was one of the biggest made in the gas-rich Southern North Sea in the last decade.
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West Lothian Business Showcase

West Lothian Business Showcase | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Register FREE for the West Lothian Business Showcase 2013.
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Register for your FREE opportunity to see the Best in West Lothian Business Showcase 2013 run by @WL_chamber

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Dundee property expert takes key national role with SPC Scotland - The Courier

Dundee property expert takes key national role with SPC Scotland - The Courier | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
The Courier
Dundee property expert takes key national role with SPC Scotland
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“All the property centres which are part of the SPC Scotland network are reporting an upturn in business over the last three months.
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Expro shortlisted in Scottish Business Awards - OilVoice (press release)

Expro shortlisted in Scottish Business Awards - OilVoice (press release) | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
Expro shortlisted in Scottish Business Awards OilVoice (press release) The Scottish Business Awards aim to recognise excellence in Scottish business, celebrating those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses in...
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Scottish business start-up numbers 'rise' - BBC News

Scottish business start-up numbers 'rise' - BBC News | Scotland's Business News | Scoop.it
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Scottish business start-up numbers 'rise'
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Scottish banks have reported a rise in the number of business start-ups in Scotland.
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