Coldstream Adviser named Best in Scotland

On Thursday 7th October Mary Hemingway, an Independent Financial Adviser with Truly Independent, was awarded the title of Financial Adviser of the Year- Scotland and NI at the prestigious Women in Financial Advice Awards held in the City of London. This is the 4th year the awards has been held and it aims to promote […]

Workshop Success for Local Employers

SBCC Working with Employers event

The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce’s first ‘in real life’ workshop in 24-months was held at Borders College in Galashiels recently and was considered a success by all who attended. The Working with Employers Workshop aimed to bring together local businesspeople with employability support representatives, in an informal setting, where the challenges and opportunities around […]

Scottish Chambers Network taking Scotland to the world

Scottish thistles

Scottish businesses are being urged to reconnect with the world and discover valuable new opportunities at the World Expo being held in Dubai. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is leading three delegations later this year and into 2022, providing the platform for Scotland to showcase its skills, expertise and innovation across a range of sectors on the global stage. At […]

Preparing students for global citizenship

Scottish Borders Campus

Written by Angela Cox, Borders College Principal I believe that the role of colleges in preparing our students to be Global Citizens has never been more critical. Why? We live in a world where we still need to declare that ‘black lives matter.’ The recent online abuse of the English footballers demonstrated that we still have […]

Minister’s STEM Visit Success at Borders College Hawick Campus

Jamie Hepburn, MSP, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training was in Hawick recently, to hear from Borders business owners and students who are benefitting from the training and development services provided by Borders College in renewable technologies and sustainable construction. The Minister also learned about the Advancing Innovation and Manufacturing (AIMS) project, where […]

Help with the Research and Development Tax Relief

Written by Sharon Ritchie Scotland has an enviable heritage when it comes to invention. The obvious names come to mind; Alex­ander Graham Bell, John Logie Baird, Alexander Fleming to name a few. Innovation, a term we are now more familiar with, is definitely in our blood, we encourage it in school, support it in apprenticeships, […]

Aqualution Recruitment Case Study

Written by Vicky Whetton, Marketing Director at Aqualution Aqualution Systems, based in Duns, was set up in 2002 by a team of scientists in the pharmaceutical industry with a strong commitment to solving real-world problems and making a real difference. Today, our business is the global leader in the science, manufacture and application of hypochlorous acid […]

Green-SNP deal could push new National Park plan up local agenda

News of the Green-SNP deal, which includes a pledge to create at least one new National Park (NP) by 2026, has been welcomed by the team behind the Scottish Borders National Park (SBNP) proposal.  While there is no guarantee a new NP will be designated in the Borders, the announcement reflects a major change of […]

Unlock the environmental power of your pension

SBCC member listing

Written by Mary Hemingway, Independent Financial Adviser at Truly Independent ‘Code red for humanity’ was the stark message from the recent IPCC climate change report, it has sparked some essential conversations about how we can all make a meaningful difference. And while we are bombarded with easy eco switches we can make, what unsustainable habits […]

Colleges are the key to developing sustainable behaviours

Written by Angela Cox, Borders College Principal Students are more engaged in the world around them and feel more empowered to influence and effect change within their communities, organisations and even governments than ever before. Colleges are in the powerful position of having the opportunity to influence the mind-set and values of the many thousands […]