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Responsible business makes economic sense

A green business does not have to be a luxury.

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'A hard Brexit would be disastrous for trade, for jobs and for stability,' argues Graham Birse. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Graham Birse: Getting down to business over Brexit

In all of the political shenanigans surrounding the Brexit referendum, the voice of business was strangely muted. There were a number of reasons for this.

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Bancon Group has appointed Allan Clow as managing director of its homes business. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Bancon Group has appointed Allan Clow as managing director of its homes business.

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Lews Castle in Stornoway has been recently refurbished for weddings and corporate events.

Themed years benefit business tourism

Scotland’s themed years are important dates for the events industry.

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Mark Donald is chairman of the New Generation Committee at NFU Scotland.

Scotland’s economy: agricultural innovation key to secure farming future

Innovation will be key as tomorrow’s farmers take on the challenges of the land.

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EY praised Cornerstone chief Edel Harris for her 'passion, drive and strategic mindset'. Picture: Contributed

Cornerstone charity boss Edel Harris wins entrepreneur award

Edel Harris was last night named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 at an awards ceremony at Gleneagles.

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Ryan McCann of McCann Electrical.

Energy efficient lighting cuts costs

LEDs can transform a business. Anna Dove talks to a specialist who helps firms plug into the new technology.

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Many people commute from stations like Falkirk High. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Trains boost prosperity in Scotland’s towns

Abellio ScotRail’s economic development chief expains how rail connections help bring prosperity to Scotland’s towns.

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John Lauder: active travel is the way forward

Can we master the balancing act?

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Sonja Brown with salmon from Loch Duart, which is enjoyed at home and abroad.

Scottish salmon exports worth £500m to economy

Exports worth £500m and 2,000 direct jobs make salmon a healthy part of the Scottish economy.

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A view of the 1966 Royal Highland Show showing the Scottish team of young farmers with "The Scotsman" trophy

Gates open on 177th Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show is the climax of the year for many rural businesses.

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The link between R&D and skills is key, as Data Lab found

Business collaboration is key, say educators

Education: Anna Dove finds out how colleges are being integrated into Scotland’s innovation and enterprise ecosystem

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Burness Paull chairman Philip Rodney.

Vision Voices: how important is history or heritage to your business?

This is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, so we wanted to find out how our past impacts on our future. We asked: how important is history or heritage to your business or organisation?

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Farmers face both challenges and opportunities.

Health of rural economy paints mixed picture

Rural Scotland supports a range of businesses where challenges and opportunities come hand in hand.

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Alan Laidlaw, chief executive of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.

Alan Laidlaw: food for thought

Scotland’s rural sector is an economic powerhouse. Yet for many, it still represents uncharted territory and in the current climate of uncertainty, more than ever, we need to spread the word about the vital role our landscape plays in food and drink production, forestry, technological development and tourism.

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'Desire for profit does not extend to putting people's safety at risk,' says DJ Alexander boss David Alexander. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

David Alexander: Fire safety a key priority in rented sector

Any tragedy focuses the mind, and the Grenfell Tower fire in London must have caused many residents across the country to ask: “How safe am I in my own home?”

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The Summer 2017 edition of Vision Scotland.

Frank O’Donnell: spotlight on the rural economy

The spotlight is so often on our towns and cities; Edinburgh for its burgeoning tech sector, Glasgow for the arts, oil and gas in Aberdeen and Dundee as a computer games centre. And Scotland’s successes in these areas are certainly deserving of the attention they receive.

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The Summer 2017 edition of Vision Scotland.

Vision Scotland: celebrating Scotland’s rural economy

Vision Scotland is a publication which celebrates the successes of Scotland’s business community – with a specific focus on innovation and collaboration, as well as business growth, investment, talent, skills and leadership.

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Jim Duffy finds business travel isn't all it's cracked up to be. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: It’s no fun for the business traveller

There was a time in a galaxy not too far ago when business class meant something. Travelling business was special. But not any more…

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Peter Russian said the Re:markable brand reflected the organisation's expanded portfolio. Picture: Claire Watson

Investors in People Scotland in remarkable rebrand

Investors in People Scotland has revealed that it is rebranding as Re:markable.

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