EAPL cite diverse customer base as source of success
When working in resource heavy industries, one of the great mistakes that can be made is investing all of a business’ resources into a single project. Economic downturn, a change of heart for an investor or a new governmental policy are all examples of unpredictable events that can stop progress in its tracks, leaving the unprepared firm with nowhere to turn.
Ardmel Automation continues the Scottish fight to remain at the forefront of innovation
If you were to ask people from across the globe what images the word ‘Scotland’ evoked for them, you would probably be met with descriptions of kilts, bagpipes and sea monsters. These commentators would certainly not be wrong, and Scotland is a country that holds great pride in its traditions, but it is often forgotten that, historically, one of Scotland’s great legacies is as a nation of innovators.
Absolute Support (London) help to get adults with learning disabilities into employment
As the election campaigns start to take shape and manifestos are drafted, many fear that Brexit will overshadow other concerns shared by voters across the country. Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University wrote in a recent article for the BBC that ‘Brexit has been far and away voters’ biggest concern throughout the last 12 months’ and that ‘57% named it as the most important issue’, compared to 3% for the issue with the second highest mentions.
How companies can learn from Global Insulation Logistics' international business model
Whatever a person's views on Brexit, canny business owners will see an opportunity to flex their international credentials by appealing to new markets. Free trade on services will be a priority for whichever party forms a government in December. Statistics show that UK services stagnated in October 2019 as Brexit was delayed once again, and as has been widely reported one of the key issues crippling British business at present is that uncertainty about the future relationship not just with the European Union, but countries outside of the bloc as well. The UK’s private sector has contracted in four of the past five months in the wider service industry.
P D K Shellfish outline global fishing opportunities for Scottish firms
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU), setting quotas for which member states are allowed to catch each type of fish, as well as setting out certain fishing regulations. This obviously has a major impact on fishing throughout the UK, including the lucrative Scottish trade. The UK has still not left the EU, and with the general election in full swing the Scottish National Party are intent on becoming kingmakers while asking in return for another independence referendum - the result of which would see them seeking to remain in the EU. This uncertainty is something which is having a real impact on Scottish fishermen's ability to do their jobs.