Low Carbon Skills Fund
Training Grants now available to Scottish businesses
The Low Carbon Skills Fund gives Scottish businesses with up to 250 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £12,500 towards employee training costs. Further information about this Fund, eligibility and how to apply can be found here
East of Scotland Investment Fund
The East of Scotland Investment Fund (ESIF) is a consortium of nine Local Authorities working to provide loan finance to new and growing businesses within the east of Scotland.
Further information about this Fund, eligibility and how to apply can be found here
Business Gateway for business advice and information click here
For information about free workshops for businesses in Edinburgh click here
Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives is the national Centre of expertise in Scotland in relation to protecting and improving the health of those in work. The principal focus is to work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. For more information click here
Planning Aid for Scotland
Planning Aid for Scotland provides a free, professional advice service which can help you understand and engage more effectively in the planning system. This service is a volunteer-led service provided by fully qualified and experienced Town Planners based throughout Scotland. Their planners have a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills, which may be useful to you. Contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling their helpline on 0845 603 7602.
Procurement for 2012 Olympics
All procurement for the 2012 London Olympics will be done through the CompeteFor procurement portal. Registration couldn't be easier and is done by visiting www.competefor.com and filling in a simple e-form. This takes no more than 2 minutes and begins the automated process whereby CompeteFor notifies each company when suitable procurement opportunities arise and invite the company to submit a tender. Once this is done then one of two things will happen. If your company meets the tender criteria for the individual job then you will be considered for work and perhaps join the Scottish companies who have already been contracted to carry out work. Or, if your company has not achieved the requisite standards then you will be contacted by Scottish Enterprise and offered help to meet the standards through its Business Gateway network.