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

business support, IT, promotions

Stock image site clicks with photographers

PHOTOGRAPHERS across the UK are snapping up the opportunity to sell their wares on a new stock photography website. Pure Images http://www.pureimages.co.uk has been set up by Scottish web firm Oldhand Media to offer pictures that reflect the best in UK life. Director Scott Davidson said: “From early marketing and word of mouth we’ve already… Continue reading Stock image site clicks with photographers

business support, Design, public relations, public sector, small business

Magazine puts area on the map

A NEW publication is highlighting West Lothian’s strategic position at the heart of Scotland. Property Matters has been produced by West Lothian Council to attract new companies to the area. The eight-page magazine – designed by The PR Store – is being distributed with the November edition of Business Insider magazine. Councillor Willie Dunn, the… Continue reading Magazine puts area on the map

annual report, business support, Design, public sector, small business

Record ‘FEAT’ for Enterprise Trust

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has notched up a record year. In its annual report Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust says it helped more than 280 businesses to start-up during 2002/2003 - creating nearly 500 new jobs. The figure - the highest in FEAT's 20-year history - was revealed at the organisation's annual… Continue reading Record ‘FEAT’ for Enterprise Trust

annual report, business support, public relations

Rise in members for Scottish PR group

THE boss of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) in Scotland says the organisation is “healthy and vibrant”. In an upbeat annual report, Jane Cumming – the outgoing chair of IPR Scotland – said she was “proud” of the Institute’s achievements north of the border during the past year. She pointed to a 10 per… Continue reading Rise in members for Scottish PR group

business support, public relations, small business

Capital event for PR independents

ENTREPRENEURS interested in launching their own PR firms are being encouraged to attend an event in Edinburgh this weekend. The Institute of Public Relations (IPR) has organised “Independents’ Day” – a half-day workshop to help people running small PR consultancies, or those who want to be self-employed. The event will take place in the Apex… Continue reading Capital event for PR independents

business support, IT, public sector, small business, Technology

Broadband boost for businesses as FEAT celebrates 20th birthday

The organisation helping small businesses across Falkirk district celebrated its 20th birthday today with a feast of chips . . . silicon chips, to be exact. Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust in Grangemouth has helped nearly 2,500 start-up firms since it was launched two decades ago. It now hopes to help even more businesses with its… Continue reading Broadband boost for businesses as FEAT celebrates 20th birthday

business support, public relations, training

PR Group targets Scots councils on training

THE Institute of Public Relations has written to every council in Scotland to promote its extensive training schedule north of the Border. The Institute's Scotland Group recently teamed up with London-based Communication Skills Europe to create a comprehensive PR training programme in Scotland. The courses, being held in Perth, are open to members and non-members… Continue reading PR Group targets Scots councils on training