The annual FREE Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is back next weekend on the 4th and 5th September and is shaping up to be a great day out for all the family with a great entertainment line-up and new charitable partnership.
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FIRST SHOOTS OF RECOVERY BUT CHALLENGES STILL LIE AHEAD
For the first time in over a year, businesses in Scotland can see the first shoots of recovery as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, according to a leading quarterly survey led by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).
The SCC’s Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) for the second quarter of 2021 indicates more positive growth across all sectors surveyed, albeit, caution is still the watchword for many businesses.
Party Leader Events
In addition to our own events the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is hosting a series of national events with the Leaders of the main Scottish parties to talk about the big issues facing our economy and the business community. Party Leader Events: How will the next Scottish Government support growth? How will crucial services and election promises be funded? How will Scot ...
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce calls for “relationship reset” as Holyrood elections approach
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce calls for “relationship reset” as Holyrood elections approach Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for the relationship between businesses and politicians to be reset in a policy document issued ahead of the Holyrood election. Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce said Scottish Parliamentarians need to understand and support the value an ...
DCC Forms New Partnership with Dumbarton Football Club
Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have entered a working relationship with Dumbarton Football Club. The new partnership will see the two parties work together to help each other to flourish and work towards achieving their ambitions. Damon Scott, Chief Executive of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the new partnership: “We are delighted to connect wi ...
Careers Fortnight Brought to a Close by Scottish Chambers President
One of Scotland’s foremost business leaders brought the West Dunbartonshire Careers Fortnight (#WDInspire2021) to a close recently. Tim Allan, President of The Scottish Chambers of Commerce, welcomed more than 40 guests to Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce’s Building Bridges Business Breakfast on the final day of the programme - which was put together by partnership working be ...
Aggreko invests £4.5million to upgrade Dumbarton production facility
Creating a campus environment for 300 colleagues Upgrade supports company’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions from its own operations by 2030 Installation of EV charging sites will support decarbonisation of Aggreko’s vehicle fleet Aggreko, global provider of mobile, modular power, temperature control and energy services, has announced an upgrade of its production fa ...
January grants top-up announced
January grants top-up announced. A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4 restrictions will be paid following an announcement by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes. In addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Business Framework Fund, eligible businesses will also get ...
Dunbartonshire Moves to Tier 4
Speaking in the Scottish Parliament earlier, the First Minister announced the outcomes of the 2nd review of the COVID-19 Strategic Framework.
- From this Friday the 20thof November at 6pm, 11 local authority areas in Scotland will be placed into Tier 4 of restrictions including East and West Dunbartonshire.
For the areas going into Tier 4, these measures will be in place from three weeks, as of Friday, and will expire on 11th December.
COVID-19 Business Closure & Hardship Funds
New and temporary business support funds are being administered by Local Authorities on behalf of the Scottish Government, providing one-off grants to businesses very directly impacted by the restrictions implemented on 9 October 2020. A COVID-19 Business Closure Fund is available to hospitality and other businesses required to close (except for takeaway) by these new restrict ...
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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