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

awards, business support, small business, training

Cutting-edge firm honoured for investing in staff

A FALKIRK company at the “cutting edge” of things has earned a top business award. Cairnwell Components Ltd., of Middlefield Industrial Estate, has gained the Investors in People (IIP) Standard for its strong commitment to staff training and development. The company, which carries out computer-controlled cutting work, was launched at the end of 1999. It… Continue reading Cutting-edge firm honoured for investing in staff

annual report, business support, public sector, small business

Russell takes top job at FEAT

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has a new boss. Russell Parker has taken over as the director of Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust (FEAT). He replaces Sandy Riddell, who retired in September. Mr Parker (45) said he was “delighted” to take on the position. He was previously assistant director of the Enterprise Trust,… Continue reading Russell takes top job at FEAT

business support, charities, community, housing, public sector, small business

Jobs boost as £1.6 million business centre opens

Latest stage in £60 million revamp of Craigmillar THE latest stage in the £60 million revamp of the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh was unveiled today (Monday, 17 December, 2001). Former Scottish Health Minister Susan Deacon, the area’s local MSP, officially opened Hays Community Business Centre. The £1.6 million complex, off the city’s Niddrie Mains Road,… Continue reading Jobs boost as £1.6 million business centre opens

business support, public sector, small business, training

Put your best ‘FEAT’ forward – and start your own business

BUDDING entrepreneurs are being encouraged to put their best "FEAT" forward . . . and attend a very special event. The Small Business Gateway Start Your Own Business Show takes place in Grangemouth this Friday, March 9. It is being hosted by Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust (FEAT) in its premises in Newhouse Business Park, with… Continue reading Put your best ‘FEAT’ forward – and start your own business

business support, IT, public sector, small business

£90,000 computer base to help small businesses

The centre helping small businesses in Falkirk district has unveiled its latest attraction: a new, hi-tech computer base.The £90,000 e-business suite has been created at the premises of Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust (FEAT) in Newhouse Business Park, Grangemouth.The facility - packed with the latest PCs and audio visual equipment - will be used for training… Continue reading £90,000 computer base to help small businesses

business support, small business

Business groups join forces

TWO business organisations - representing thousands of firms across the Lothians - have joined forces. West Lothian Chamber of Commerce is affiliating with the larger Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise. The link-up will come into force in January. Under the deal, benefits offered by both organisations will be shared between their respective members. This… Continue reading Business groups join forces