Peter Flockhart, Regional Relationship Director at Bank of Scotland, reflects on why innovation is the key to maximising Scotland’s manufacturing capability.
A little more than two months after the May 2015 general election, Chancellor George Osborne woke up to an important issue facing the British economy: low productivity. Since then he has rarely returned to the subject, but the difficulty has worsened. So what can be done?
Food producer Mars has agreed to buy its electricity from a company that generates its power at a 20-turbine wind farm in the Highlands.
Transport group Stagecoach has placed orders for about 480 buses and coaches in deals worth a total of £97m.
A tax cut on Scotch whisky in last year’s Budget has helped boost UK sales following several years of decline, new figures reveal.
The First Minister has announced a new Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing to be based in Scotland and backed by £70 million of Government investment. The funding includes £30 million from the European Regional Development Fund.
A Manufacturing Future for Scotland outlines how the Scottish Government will work with industry and academia to stimulate innovation, improve productivity and increase investment in Scottish manufacturing.
The craft beer bandwagon is rolling into Dundee after the go-ahead was given for the city’s first new brewery in three decades.