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Taking action on pregnancy discrimination

8th March 2017

Rosalind Bragg, director of Maternity Action discusses pregnancy discrimination and the importance of removing any barriers to work.

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Employability services

23rd November 2016

The third sector plays a significant role in delivering employability services in Scotland. Whether it is delivering end-to-end services across the employability pipeline, or providing specialist support for clients with particular needs, the sector has particular strengths in recognising the needs of the individual and is versatile in pulling together the multiple layers of support…

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Boost for renewable energy

8th July 2016

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse visited Levenmouth to announce new funding for cutting edge renewable technology and to meet interns learning about the sector. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, a leading offshore renewable research centre will receive, £215,000 to develop a digital clone of their demonstration offshore wind turbine. Watch Mr…

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Foundations of Scottish economy strong

9th March 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney visit CodeBase, the largest technology incubator in the UK, to present Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2014-15 statistics.

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An Apprenticeship Week pledge

4th March 2016

One of the Scottish Business Pledge’s nine components is investing in youth. To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 Deputy First Minister John Swinney met with modern apprentices in the banking sector as their employer Barclays made the Scottish Business Pledge. Here they explain what investing in youth means to them. Ben Dalziel, 18 “I work…

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DFM opens Scotch Whisky Association’s new HQ

27th January 2016

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Veterans mean business

18th November 2015

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has met and heard the stories of ex-service personnel who have set up in business since re-entering civilian life. Supported by X Forces – a social enterprise that nurtures entrepreneurial ambition in the UK military community – the businesses produce innovative products and provide new…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is Go

16th November 2015

Today marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a chance to celebrate innovation and job creation. Our ambition is to make Scotland a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, bringing new ideas to life and growing the economy in a way that benefits everyone in society. Our approach to unlock Scotland’s huge entrepreneurial potential is Scotland…

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Queen re-opens Borders Railway

10th September 2015

This new Borders Railway line is the result of £300m of investment and the expert work of more than 1,000 peopleFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon and 150 other guests joined Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on an iconic steam train journey from Edinburgh to mark the official route opening, before a special plaque was…

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Scottish Business Pledge launches

26th May 2015

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