More than £5million is being invested across West Dunbartonshire to support those hardest hit by the cost of living crisis. West Dunbartonshire Council is investing the sum as part of an initiative to support families, the elderly, carers, those with additional support needs, vulnerable households and local businesses. The pioneering scheme will see a range of different project ...
News and Events
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Peter Hessett appointed as Council’s new Chief Executive
A new Chief Executive with a vision of making West Dunbartonshire an even better place to live, work, learn and invest has been announced.
Peter Hessett brings a wealth of local authority experience to the role and a firm commitment to do all he can to support communities through current pressures.
Loves Local This Spring
Communities are being urged to get behind their local businesses this Spring as part of the Scotland Loves Local Campaign. Damon Scott, Project Leader & Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Our local businesses continue to need the support of local people. Many are still working hard to recover from the impact of COVID and spending locally keeps that ...
Young Person's Guarantee
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce it’s joint involvement with the Young Person’s Guarantee. The Young Person’s Guarantee is a joint commitment to provide opportunities for all 16-24 year olds in Scotland through jobs, apprenticeships, further and higher education, training programmes and volunteering. With the support of our local DYW group/local partn ...
The Energy Crisis: The Hidden Costs
With growing energy prices a major concern of all business owners, Chamber Member, Business Utility Refunds, are looking to help small business owners understand these costs and help mitigate them for the future... With 5.5 million businesses in the UK, the effects of increasing energy prices are dramatically affecting a large swathe of the economy. While the energy price cap o ...
Notice of sub-contractors and specialist contractors for building services tender
The Council is seeking Subcontractors and Specialist Contractors who can provide a high quality repairs and maintenance service together with delivering capital projects. The projects will ensure that all WDC's housing, operational and non-operational properties are well maintained at a reasonable cost, providing value of money, are sustainable and are kept in a good and safe state of repair.
Fantastic New Training Opportunities Available for Chamber Members
The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course will open the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.
Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS RE-LAUNCHED ON INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
A programme to support women in business in Dunbartonshire was re-launched to tie in with International Women’s Day today (Tuesday 8th March 2022).
GIFT CARD HAS POTENTIAL TO BECOME LOCAL CURRENCY
The Chief Executive of a local Chamber of Commerce has backed the idea that a new gift card scheme could become a local currency, with significant benefits for local economies.
Dunbartonshire Chamber boss, Damon Scott, thinks there are a range of exciting ways the new East Dunbartonshire Gift Card and West Dunbartonshire Gift Card could be used in the region.
HMRC gives Self Assessment taxpayers more time to ease COVID-19 pressures
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is waiving late filing and late payment penalties for Self Assessment taxpayers for one month – giving them extra time, if they need it, to complete their 2020/21 tax return and pay any tax due. HMRC is encouraging taxpayers to file and pay on time if they can, as the department reveals that, of the 12.2 million taxpayers who need to submit their ...
Why Join the Chamber
Chamber membership can save you hundreds or more each year for just a few pence a day. Have a look at some of the benefits of being a chamber member.
I would highly recommend chamber membership to any Dunbartonshire business. The chamber works hard to make connections and generate profile for its members and SHBT have enjoyed a number of benefits over the years.Elizabeth Mackay, SHBT