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  • We can all spread some festive cheer

    We can all spread some festive cheer

    Monday 10th December 2018

    There’s no denying Christmas is around the corner now.

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  • Stakes are high for our small firms use local shops or lose them

    Stakes are high for our small firms use local shops or lose them

    Monday 3rd December 2018

    I’m all for supporting local businesses – they’re the backbone of Scottish enterprise – so I was delighted to hear about the return of ‘Small Business Saturday’.

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  • Dont forget the robot revolution

    Dont forget the robot revolution

    Monday 26th November 2018

    Artificial intelligence is undoubtedly taking over our world – from Amazon’s Alexa voice technology in our homes, to amazing healthcare breakthroughs, and facial recognition technology on our smartphones.

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  • Commercial deals are still hot property

    Commercial deals are still hot property

    Monday 19th November 2018

    With so much business hesitation being prompted by Brexit, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we saw property investment taking a serious hit.

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  • Business plan needs to help city

    Business plan needs to help city

    Monday 12th November 2018

    Dundee was dealt a real hammer blow last week following the news that tyre giant Michelin intends to close its plant in the city with the loss of all 845 jobs.

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  • Glasgow is new star of small screen

    Glasgow is new star of small screen

    Tuesday 6th November 2018

    Television broadcasting began in earnest in Britain with the BBC in 1936 and by 1997 there were five channels on our terrestrial TVs – it was staggering at the time. Five!  

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  • Location is key to business Success

    Location is key to business Success

    Monday 29th October 2018

    It’s amazing how business fortunes can turn around with the benefit of a little strategy and a fair wind.

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  • Time to get onboard for a tourist tax

    Time to get onboard for a tourist tax

    Monday 22nd October 2018

    When I first heard talk of a tourist tax for Edinburgh, my gut instinct was that it was a backwards step that could do more harm than good.

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  • Good work on mental health.

    Good work on mental health.

    Monday 15th October 2018

    I’ve not typically been one to get behind national days – half the time, they seem a bit contrived and ridiculous.

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  • Theresa dancing around Brexit fiasco

    Theresa dancing around Brexit fiasco

    Monday 8th October 2018

    It was hard to get away from the media chatter around the Tory party conference last week – and the real elephant in the room.

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