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Request for Testimonies from Chamber Members

Would you be willing to help Chamber by providing some feedback?  We are looking to receive some testimonials from Chamber members regarding Chamber services they have used and found helpful. We'd love to hear which of the services you have used - networking, ChamberHR, Chamber Legal Expenses Insurance, Chamber Healthcare Plan, Chamber Fleet Assist through the AA, Business Mentoring, Private Healthcare through AXA etc.;">

What did you approach them for? Did you find the service useful? What impact did it have on your organisation/did it save you money? Were the service providers helpful etc? Would you recommend them to other businesses? If you would be willing to help us with this we'd love to hear from you. Testimonies may be used on the Chamber website or may be used in the packs that are taken out when meeting potential new members. If you would be happy to help out please contact Amanda at the Chamber office on 01387 270866 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you very much in advance.

Business Mentoring

Business Mentoring

Do You Have Aspirations of Growth for Your Business?

As a growing business, you may have lots of ideas and plans for the future, but may lack the skills, experience or confidence to put them into action. Maybe you'd benefit from an objective view of your company, to help you realise what your goals should be? Perhaps you want to learn alongside an experienced business person? Or maybe you just want to develop new skills and expand your network of contacts? A business mentor could help you do all of these things.

The objective of Business Mentoring is to help growing businesses and it is available to business people who have been trading for a minimum of one year and have clear plans to grow their business. Mentors will work with you in a non-judgemental relationship. They will respect your views, and although they may put forward suggestions, every decision you take will be your own.

One-2-One or Group mentoring available.

For more information on this FREE service, call Chamber office on  01387 270866

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or visit Business Mentoring Website 

Business Mentoring is delivered by Scottish Chambers of Commerce on behalf of Scottish Enterprise.


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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations

The ESOS scheme is the British government’s implementation of Article 8 of the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive. These are mandatory regulations which aim to improve the resource efficiency of mid to large sized businesses and reduce costs.;">

The first phase of the scheme will commence in 2014/2015 and will be repeated every four years.

The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings.For further information on the scheme and who the regulations affect please click HERE.

Are you a business with an innovative idea or service?

Interface – The knowledge connection for business, social enterprise and charities, matches organisations of all sizes from all sectors to the right academic expertise to help improve products, develop services and in turn increase productivity and profits.

Interface works across Scotland from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands and is funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government.

Through additional investment from Scottish Enterprise, specialist Business Engagement posts have been developed to better support rural businesses, including social enterprises and charities, in Perthshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

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