annual report, business support, small business

Business centre helps create over 470 jobs

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has notched up another successful year. In its annual report, Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust (FEAT) says it helped 260 businesses to start-up during 2004/2005 - creating more than 470 new jobs. Full details will be revealed at the organisation's annual general meeting tomorrow (Friday, September 23). Director… Continue reading Business centre helps create over 470 jobs

business support, charities, community, housing

Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

A SCOTS housing association unveiled its new HQ today - along with plans to recruit around 20 new staff. Dunedin Canmore Housing Association said it was advertising a variety of jobs as part of a growth strategy. The news came as Scottish Secretary Alistair Darling officially opened the Association's new offices at New Mart Road… Continue reading Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

business support, charities, community, housing

Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

SCOTTISH Secretary Alistair Darling is set to officially open the new offices of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association tomorrow (Wednesday, August 24). The headquarters, at New Mart Road, is part of the multi-million pound Quadrant development next to Edinburgh’s historic Corn Exchange. Mr Darling is the local MP for the area. Association chief executive Ewan Fraser… Continue reading Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

business support, community, housing

City housing association has new boss

AN Edinburgh housing association has a new boss. Ewan Fraser is the new chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association. The organisation manages nearly 4000 homes around Edinburgh, West Lothian, Stirling and Fife. Mr Fraser (51), who lives in Fairmilehead in Edinburgh, officially took up his new position today (Monday, August 1). He replaces Alan… Continue reading City housing association has new boss

business support, community, public sector, small business

Two join business group board

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has appointed two new board members. Diane Paterson of Ecosse in Bo'ness and Raymond McNeill of Avecia in Grangemouth will help steer the future direction of Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust. The Trust, based at Newhouse Business Park in Grangemouth, provides a range of services for local firms… Continue reading Two join business group board

business support, IT, promotions

Image site showcases best in Britain

A NEW internet business is flying the flag for Britain – selling images which showcase the very best in UK life. Pure Images (www.pureimages.co.uk) hopes to meet the growing demand for British images from graphic designers, sub-editors and creatives on this side of the Atlantic. “Many online picture agencies feature lots of American shots, which… Continue reading Image site showcases best in Britain

business support, IT, promotions

Pure and simple: new site puts UK in the picture

They say a picture paints a thousand words. But getting the right image can be a struggle for busy sub-editors, designers and creatives. “Many online picture agencies feature lots of American shots, which just aren’t suitable for people needing images for UK newspapers, magazines and websites,” says Scott Davidson, of Pure Images. “That’s where we… Continue reading Pure and simple: new site puts UK in the picture

business support, engineering

Contracts bring multi-million boost

A MULTI-MILLION pound package of contracts has been won by Falkirk’s Clark Eriksson. It will see staff working with three of the world's leading companies. The engineering firm has signed contracts to provide design and project management services to Syngenta and Avecia in Grangemouth and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Montrose. CE boss Jim Toner said that… Continue reading Contracts bring multi-million boost