Business

Economic Survey of Scottish Business

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce are delighted to share the latest results of the Quarterly Economic Survey of Scottish Business carried out by Scottish Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute.

AYRSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS

The annual Ayrshire Business Awards will be the culmination of Ayrshire Business Week, organised by the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and is dedicated to promoting and supporting businesses throughout the region.

Break the Silence win the prestigious 2024 Business Excellence Award

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce Break the Silence as the 2024 Business Excellence Award Winner.

AYRSHIRE CHAMBER

Looking after your employees’ mental and physical health not only benefits your people, but benefits your business too.

Relationships in the workplace

The statistics speak for themselves. 58% of employees have engaged in an office romance according to job site, Vault.com. More than half of the workplace find love or at least romance at work. Interestingly, Forces (2023) found that 43% of relationships at work have led to marriage, with another 40% having cheated on their current partner with a co-worker. I was surprised to learn these facts!

Green Home Systems celebrate British Chambers Awards

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce member, Green Home Systems, celebrated their recent British Chambers Award with a homecoming celebration in their Irvine office attended by dignitaries from North Ayrshire Council and the Ayrshire Chamber.

Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Ayrshire is a government funded initiative aiming to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. DYW Ayrshire is passionate about helping young people find the right path to their future career. The aim is to connect 16–24-year-olds with employers to better prepare them for employment.

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

All members of Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce can access a full range of services and benefits, depending on their tier of membership. These include everything from Networking with other local businesses to large events such as the Annual Dinner, one to one Mentoring Support to HR, Health & Safety, Tax and Legal support.
“The Ayrshire Chamber has provided us, as a member, invaluable business support during this difficult time. I have found the HR service particularly helpful.

SEARCH IS ON FOR SCOTLAND’S NEXT £1 BILLION+ BUSINESS

The Hunter Foundation (‘THF’), in partnership with the Scottish National Investment Bank (‘The Bank’) has opened up applications for its second ScaleupScotland2.0 programme for highly ambitious, scaling businesses to join their next cohort.
The programme sees 12 scaling businesses work collaboratively with fellow CEOs and leadership teams to supercharge growth over a one-year period beginning January 2024. During that year they attend quarterly overnight events for inspiration and action including masterclasses, focused dinners and peer-to-peer learning.

human resources

Is there a full moon or something in the water?
Is anyone else feeling that it’s all a little chaotic and strange?
I was talking to a business owner the other day, who asked me the above questions. He told me his staff seemed to be less engaged, more frustrated and generally a bit more stressed. There didn’t appear to be any reason for this change.