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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC INDICATOR: Q4 2020 REPORT & PRESS RELEASE SCOTTISH ECONOMY FACES DARKEST STAGE BEFORE DAWN OF VACCINATION Key highlights:• Pre-Brexit manufacturing sales: A rise in demand from export markets ahead of end of year changes to trading rules boosted sales for manufacturers although domesticsales remained weak. • Lockdown effects: Tourism sector businesses ...

Confirmation of funding from West Dunbartonshire Council as part of the Clyde Mission project will enable the Scottish Marine Technology Park to progress to stage 2 in its developments, to commence piling works for the quayside at the Old Kilpatrick site. Once complete, the park will include a large fabrication facility and a deep-water jetty with a 1,100 tonne ship hoist – the ...

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. 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 ...

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.

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 ...