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Dates for your Diary


29 March 2019  |  Brexit Day Networking Lunch
Tontine Hotel, Peebles, 12.30pm for 1.00pm


Guest Speakers are Royal Bank of Scotland Economist, Nick Stamenkovic, and CEO of Women's Enterprise Scotland, Carolyn Currie. 

Supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland, join the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce on what could be the most important day in our country’s recent history. Whether we embark on life outside of the European Union or consider another ‘What next?’ hear the views of Nick and Carolyn on the potential impact on Borders businesses. Event includes a two course lunch and coffee.

Further details and bookings can be made on Eventbrite HERE
MEMBER ARTICLES
Latest Special Offers can
be found HERE and HERE
See the latest edition of
Tourism Insider HERE


The Latest Special Offers
 HEREHERE and HERE
 
GENERAL ARTICLES
 
Details of the next European Movement in Scotland meeting are detailed HERE

The most recent CABN newsletters can be found HERE and HERE

 

The most recent Interface newsletter can be found HERE



'The Human Problem of AI'

Hugo Pinto, Partner and Digital Leader Europe at Capco

21 March 2019
University of Edinburgh

REGISTER HERE
 
The Asia Scotland Institute are delighted to welcome Hugo Pinto, Partner and Digital Leader Europe at Capco, to Edinburgh on the 21st of March. He will be presenting 'The Human Problem of AI' at the University of Edinburgh.

Hugo mixes business strategy, technology and user-centric design to drive transformation and enable organisations to leapfrog their competitors while leveraging the capabilities of the digital age. He has been consistently brought in to organisations to create new products and revenue streams as well as leading Digital and Innovation functions with a global reach.

He is an enthusiast in emerging technologies and the impact they will have in the world, our businesses and all humanity, and is especially keen in bringing to life Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Augmented Reality, as they will digitise the physical world and exponentially accelerate innovation and human experience. 

To register for this event CLICK HERE

27 March 2019
The Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership AGM

To read more and book your place CLICK HERE


A list of Legal Services Agency seminars and conferences between February and May 2019 can be found HERE

FINANCE


The most recent communication from Social Investment Scotland can be found HERE

NEWS FROM OUR COLLEAGUE CHAMBERS

The most recent edition of 'In Business - Weekly'  the newsletter of our colleagues at Mid & East Lothian Chamber can be found HERE


Our colleague at West Lothian Chamber's latest 'International' newsletter can be found HERE
SBCC: MENTORING SCHEME & MEMBERSHIPS

SBCC: Business Mentoring Scheme


The Borders Chamber can now offer Borders Businesses the choice of two Business mentoring schemes.
 

The first is Scottish Enterprise's Business Mentoring Scheme which has been a regular subject in these Members' bulletins over the years. If you are a Scottish business or social enterprise generating a steady turnover but aspire to increase it by £200,000 or more over a three-year period you can access the service at no cost to you. Just contact Communications@borderschamber.com and Duncan and/or I will be in touch and advise accordingly.

Further details HERE 
 

The second is our new Mentoring for Growth scheme supported by our colleagues in FSB (Borders) and Scottish Borders Exporters Association. This Scheme was proposed in response to the demographics of Borders businesses where over 90% of all commercial enterprises employ fewer than ten staff, predominantly in the tourism, agriculture, food and drink, creative industries and renewable energy sectors and who probably would have difficulty in achieving the criteria for the Business Mentoring Scheme above. It is a Group mentoring scheme which has received 100% funding from Scottish Borders LEADER primarily towards the appointment of a part-time Enterprise Facilitator, Emma McCallum. Emma's role is to administer the project and advertise the advantages it can bring to as many businesses as possible likely to benefit from the professional advice of experienced and successful business people from a wide range of commercial backgrounds. All participants will be expected to demonstrate a clear ambition to grow their businesses. Emma can be contacted at contact@mentoringforgrowth.com

Further details can be found HERE

SBCC: Membership


The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce is part of the 26-strong network of Chambers throughout Scotland all linked together through our central body the Scottish Chamber of Commerce based in George Square, Glasgow. However, we are all financially independent of each other and the Scottish Borders Chamber is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in the Borders and with a Board of Directors with Borders business interests in heart. 

Members of this Chamber have the opportunity to promote their businesses by way of the website and the frequent e-Bulletins (in which they can have their own articles/newsletters published and have any offers promoted FOC). It is the duty of the Chamber to represent members' interests and this is undertaken via the Board, SCC Council, direct to the elected representatives in the Borders (through the Board's quarterly meetings with our MPs and MSPs) and at Scottish Parliament and Westminster. The Chamber is, however, apolitical - we are interested in business/commerce interests only and will tackle any political party members whatever the political colour.

Over the past five years, the Chamber has slowly but surely "raised its game" to a point where this year we are hoping to develop our activities and visibility. Be part of it! You can join the Chamber from as little as £120 per year or £10 per month inclusive of VAT. For further information on the activities of the Borders Chamber check out our website where an online application form can also be found here

That's all for now.


 
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