kristenmcnicoll

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Chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank

15th November 2019

Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has welcomed the appointment of Willie Watt as the first Chair of the Board of the Scottish National Investment Bank. Mr Mackay said:  “I’m delighted to appoint Willie Watt as the first Chair of the Board of the Scottish National Investment Bank. “The Bank has the opportunity to transform and grow…

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Ferguson Marine apprentices

8th November 2019

Economy Secretary Derek Mackay has attended a special ceremony to congratulate sixteen young men and women for completing their apprenticeships at Ferguson Marine shipyard. The special event in Greenock recognised and celebrated the apprentices’ contribution to work at the yard. The contract to take Ferguson Marine into public ownership was signed by the Scottish Government…

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Scottish Government response to Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator: Q3 2019

11th October 2019

Commenting on the latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Indicator, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “It’s clear from this latest report that Brexit uncertainty, and in particular the threat of ‘no deal’, is having an increasingly negative impact on business confidence. “As a responsible government, our enterprise and skills agencies continue to work with…

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Scottish Business Pledge – Good for Business. Good for Scotland.

10th October 2019

The refreshed Scottish Business Pledge has been launched today following a review in 2018. Making a commitment to the Business Pledge promotes fairness, equality, opportunity and innovation in Scotland, which in turn creates greater economic success and sustainable, inclusive growth. The reinvigorated Business Pledge has been restructured to better support businesses seeking to make a…

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Update on Ferguson Marine

2nd October 2019

The Scottish Government has begun legal discussion with administrators to conclude the process of taking the Ferguson Marine shipyard into public ownership. Following a sale of business process, administrators have concluded that three indicative offers for the business received from commercial parties are either not capable of being executed or do not represent a better…

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Scottish Government response to Argyll & Bute Growth Deal funding

2nd October 2019

Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson said: “The UK Government is simply re-announcing money that has already been committed. “The Scottish Government has made clear our commitment to invest in the Argyll & Bute Growth Deal, and we have been ready to do so for some considerable time. “On the basis of our 50:50 approach to funding…

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Scottish Government response on Babcock

12th September 2019

Commenting on Babcock being selected as preferred bidder for the £1.25 billion contract to build five Type 31 frigates, Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “I am delighted that Babcock has been selected as preferred bidder for the £1.25 billion contract to build five Type 31 frigates and look forward to working with them to maximise…

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Update on Ferguson Marine

12th August 2019

Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The Scottish Government has been working for over two years to find a resolution to the difficulties at FMEL. Throughout that time our preference has been to identify viable commercial options to keep the yard going and to finish the vessels. No such solutions have come forward. “The Scottish Government has…

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Trade and Investment Minister visits China – Day Five

5th July 2019

Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee is visiting China this week to promote the growing economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and the world’s second largest economy. On the final day of his visit on Friday 5 July, Mr McKee hosted a breakfast meeting with GlobalScot Alan Hepburn, CEO of The Hepburn Group to…

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Trade and Investment Minister visits China – Days Three and Four

5th July 2019

Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee is visiting China this week to promote the growing economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and the world’s second largest economy. On the third and fourth days of his visit, Mr McKee undertook a series of engagements in Beijing and Shanghai. He participated in a Social Enterprise Academy…

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