Clyde Blowers is an independent industrial investor based in East Kilbride, Glasgow. CBC has led investments since the early 1990’s into Western headquartered industrial businesses.
The company’s management team, lead by Jim McColl, have a wealth of experience and a deep operational understanding of the various industry sectors into which they invest. This knowledge and experience is applied to create value in its investments through the implementation of growth strategies, corporate reorganisation, acquisitions, divestment and turnarounds.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body.
Formed in 2008 as a non-departmental public body, it brings together careers, skills, training and funding services.
The organisation has a key role in driving the success of Scotland’s economic future, working with partners to deliver on the Scottish Government’s Economic, Skills, Youth Employment and Career, Information, Advice & Guidance Strategies.
This includes supporting businesses of all sizes to develop the skills of their workforce to compete more effectively. It also involves working with partners to shape the skills and learning system so that it responds to the needs of industry.
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency. Working in partnership with industry, academia and the public sector, SE aims to help make Scotland a place where business can thrive and key industries can be competitive. Its focus is to help businesses grow, encourage greater innovation and create the right conditions for companies to access property, markets and finance to increase productivity and increase Scotland’s ability to compete internationally.
SCOTRAIL is the largest regional train operator in the UK covering the widest geographical spread.
It provides 95% of passenger rail services within Scotland – and the Caledonian Sleeper services to and from London. More than 2,200 services are operated every day across 343 stations, including the busiest commuter network outside London - Strathclyde.
As well as delivering more than 20% growth in passenger numbers,customer satisfaction with ScotRail is at a record high.
ScotRail’s remarkable transformation since the franchise was awarded in 2004 has included the company being named UK Public Transport Operator of the Year in 2006 and 2009, UK Passenger Operator of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and Scottish Public Transport Operator of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
A three year extension to the franchise was announced in April 2008 with the Scottish Government declaring it was down “to the success of ScotRail in delivering levels of performance above and beyond those set out in the original agreement.” TO find out more about Scotrail go to: www.scotrail.co.uk
VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organisation. Its core purpose is to maximise the sustainable economic benefit of tourism to Scotland.
The organisation has three key roles:
1. To market Scotland to all parts of the world to attract visitors
2. To provide information – and inspiration – to visitors and potential visitors so they get the best out of a visit to Scotland
3. To provide quality assurance to visitors and quality advice to the industry and partners to help the industry meet and strive to exceed customer expectations
Tourism employs 270,000 people in Scotland across 20,000 diverse businesses and contributes £11 billion to the Scottish economy annually.
VisitScotland works together with tourism businesses to make tourism a success for everyone and ensure the industry continues to grow.
In the UK Microsoft’s global vision is to empower every person and organisation to achieve more; but we also pursue a wide range of initiatives with particular resonance and relevance to the UK. From working responsibly and sustainably to ensuring that the technology we create makes life better - not just for our customers, partners and employees, but for everyone. That’s why we are constantly investing in three key areas: in education, in business and in society.
To find out more about Microsoft go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/about/
Turkish Airlines flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world through its Istanbul hub. Turkish Airlines vision is to become the preferred leading European air carrier with a global network of coverage thanks to its strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality and competitiveness, whilst maintaining its identity as the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey in the civil air transportation industry.
Turkish Airlines operates 10 flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul and is committed to the Scottish business and leisure market. To find out more about Turkish Airlines go to: www.turkishairlines.com
Our partnership with The Fuelcard People means that you can now enjoy real fuel cost savings, with free credit and reduced administration, backed by personal service and security.
When you fill up with diesel or petrol, you can ignore the price shown on the pump. Even better, you do not have to pay for the fuel there and then. With a fuel card from The Fuelcard People, you enjoy terrific benefits!
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