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18
May
CeeD News
Manufacturing Automation UK Over the years, there has been much debate with regard to automation and the impact it has on employment in the UK manufacturing industry. Much of this has been brought about by the promotion of Industry 4.0. In reality, it has been with us for years. Automation will... Manufacturing Automation UK
15
May
CeeD News
Accredited Living Wage employer, Mage Control Systems have been telling us how they have prioritised their staff’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis #InThisTogether Just before lockdown Janet Menzies the owner and operations director of Mage Control Systems, attended the Scottish Mental... #InThisTogether with Mage Control Systems
13
May
CeeD News
Cyber Security: Time to Change In a period of accelerated change where security experts predict a 40% increase in cyber-attacks, there has never been a greater need to protect your business and develop your cyber security capability. Address the cyber security skills your business needs through a... BSc (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship Cyber Security, MSc Graduate Apprenticeship Cyber Security
13
May
CeeD News
A centre focused on carbon innovation is seeking entrepreneurs to join a programme that aims to get low carbon start-ups investment ready. The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is recruiting for its EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator and ClimateLaunchpad programmes. The Accelerator programme...
08
May
CeeD News
Millions of people across the UK were furloughed on 80% pay The number of UK firms going bust tumbled by a third last month thanks to Government life-support measures but companies may face greater risks as the economy emerges from coronavirus, according to a report. The steep drop comes after the...
05
May
CeeD News
The Scottish Government has today (5 May) published further information, following the original publication COVID-19: A Framework for Decision Making. This update sets out further information about the challenges Scotland faces and provides illustrative examples of the steps that might form part of... Coronavirus (Covid-19): framework for decision making - further information
04
May
CeeD News
A face mask prototype that is aimed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus is being developed by a company in partnership with University of the West of Scotland academics. Fabric engineering company tensARC is creating the product Face Gaiter for use by members of the public, particularly in...
04
May
CeeD News
The coronavirus lockdown is leading to lasting changes in the way UK companies operate, according to new figures from the Institute of Directors. In a survey of hundreds of business leaders, four out of ten said their organisation had made adjustments that they intend to keep in place after...
30
Apr
CeeD News
A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people opens for applications later today. The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants... £100m funds to help business
29
Apr
CeeD News
Scottish SMEs are missing out on thousands of pounds of unclaimed research and development tax credits, it has been claimed. Many businesses are unaware that they are eligible for this funding, which can be claimed against spending on research and development in a wide range of areas. In...
27
Apr
CeeD News
Collaborative approach will kickstart the economy says Scottish Enterprise chief In an exclusive column for The Courier, Scottish Enterprise chief executive Steve Dunlop outlines his vision for economic recovery The phrase ‘unprecedented times’ is an understatement when it comes to describing the... The Courier - Collaborative approach will kickstart the economy says Scottish Enterprise chief
22
Apr
CeeD News
Scottish Enterprise has welcomed Tuesday 21st April statement from Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop that an extra £100m will be made available to the newly self-employed and firms suffering hardship. the funding breakdown will be as follows; • £34 million Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, managed... Scottish Enterprise welcomes additional support for businesses impacted by COVID-19, Lifeline support for business confirmed
22
Apr
CeeD News
With a mission to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet. Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world...
21
Apr
CeeD News
Air navigation service providers across Europe will share a £1.1 billion support package to maintain services, as the fall in air traffic has led to a dramatic reduction in their income. The UK, along with other European states, has supported the intergovernmental organisation, EUROCONTROL, which... NATS eligible for funding of up to £92 million to maintain services
20
Apr
CeeD News
A Fife firm has revealed it is working to supply more than 10 million temperature measuring chips, along with other technical supplies, to help in the global fight against coronavirus. The Courier revealed last month how Semefab in Glenrothes received enquiries from four customers in China for 2.5... Fife firm working flat out to supply 10 million+ temperature measuring chips for coronavirus effort
16
Apr
CeeD News
15 Apr 2020 Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Business, industry and innovation Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19. Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses - including the recently self-employed - to help them deal with the... 2nd Phase Funding for Scottish Busineses for COVID 19 support
14
Apr
CeeD News
Dundee & Angus College and Dundee-based Coast Renewables have entered into a partnership to deliver training for the wind turbine sector. The organisations are hoping to help develop a workforce that will be required for several major upcoming renewables projects. D&A College will offer the... D&A College and Coast Renewables enter partnership to boost wind turbine skills
14
Apr
CeeD News
An Aberdeen subsea company has landed a contract to clear the seabed for a major windfarm development. The team from Oceaneering, based in Dyce, will take on the work for the Moray East Offshore project. It will clear the seabed route for the scheme in the Moray Firth. Oceaneering will use a... Aberdeen subsea company secures seabed clearing contract for Scottish wind farm
13
Apr
CeeD News
Coronavirus Hardship Funding of £5m for Scottish Students The Scottish government has announced extra emergency funding for University and College students. A £5m package of emergency financial support is being offered during the Covid-19 crisis. Students will be able to apply to their...
09
Apr
CeeD News
In true CeeD spirit, our partner and Growth500 content provider, Ethos Consulting have offered up their top tips to help CeeD members while working from home! See attached PDF documents below. Keep your eyes peeled for a future webinar with Ethos Consulting! Ethos Consulting Website
08
Apr
CeeD News
CeeD member TRTL are pledging to donate 10,000 pairs of compression socks to NHS staff across the UK! With the current global pandemic affecting lives all over the world, they wanted to give back to nurses who are combating COVID-19 at the front-line and are facing some of the toughest weeks and...
08
Apr
CeeD News
British engineering group @RenishawUK ramps up production of vital ventilator components at its factories in Gloucestershire and South Wales as part of a nationwide effort to help the NHS combat coronavirus https://bit.ly/2xWVFrV #UKmfg #GBmfg
07
Apr
CeeD News
JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, life support equipment and hyperbaric medical equipment to support life-critical applications and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system to support global health systems in... JFD unveils new ventilator system to support global battle against COVID-19
07
Apr
CeeD News
Our Partner/Member SCDI have been listening to members to understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on members, business, organisation, sector and community or region and looking to harness a collective voice to inform government action. SCDI - Briefing - COVID-19 priorities and asks
06
Apr
CeeD News
Fast Fashion Is Being Left In The Slow Lane: Why The Days Of Cheap Clothes Might Be Over Forever Andrew Busby Contributor - Retail: I write about consumer and tech trends & the challenges in retail Johnstons of Elgin are at one end of the fashion marketplace - established in 1797, and is now... Fast Fashion Is Being Left In The Slow Lane: Why The Days Of Cheap Clothes Might Be Over Forever
06
Apr
CeeD News
FAST START FUNDING - INNOVATE UK (Business-led innovation in response to global disruption) UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. Competition opens: Friday 3... Innovate UK Fast Track Innovation Grant - in reponse to global disruption
05
Apr
CeeD News
Balhousie Care Group has launched a smartphone app for employees, as care home teams pitch in together during a challenging time. The app, developed in a record 10 days by Balhousie Care’s in-house IT team, gives the group’s 1400 staff immediate and on-the-go access to company news, tips and... Balhousie Care Group develops staff app in record time
02
Apr
CeeD News
This week I am writing to a number of individual businesses that are displaying the worst examples of payment practice by issuing standard communications to their entire supplier base advising that payments are going to be delayed or stopped. At this time of national crisis, every business is... Small Business Commissioner’s appeal to UK big businesses
02
Apr
CeeD News
Foodmek has supported the Food, Drink & Pharmaceutical Industries for 47 years and has a wide experience in design, manufacture, and servicing of equipment used within these industries. In these challenging times, they believe they have capabilities that could be used to help support their... Foodmek supports the Food, Drink & Pharmaceutical Industries
31
Mar
CeeD News
The three Enterprise Agencies in Scotland indicate their role to help the economy alongside the support for the health crisis. "While the primary focus must, of course, be on saving lives, it is also incumbent on those of us responsible for supporting Scotland’s economy to be doing all we can to... CORONAVIRUS what the 3 Enterprise Agencies in Scotland are doing
31
Mar
CeeD News
The Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium consists of a group of 14 companies and the manufacturing research centres in the UK. Over the past week the consortium has been working hard to investigate production of a range of ventilator design options to meet a high-level specification for a Rapidly... The Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium
25
Mar
CeeD News
Guidance for businesses in Scotland on social distancing, including the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scottish Government Publication
24
Mar
CeeD News
Technological innovation alone, however, is not enough to face the complex challenges of today’s disruptive world. Such thinking ignores the real and exciting synergies that can be created between human ¬potential and digital potential. There is choice in the way that technologies are designed and...
24
Mar
CeeD News
Blog by: Deborah Miller, Partner, MacRoberts LLP On Friday 20 March, the Government announced further measures to help businesses and employees in these uncertain economic times. The Government announced a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide employers with access to “support to continue...

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CeeD works to solve the operational issues raised by our member companies and it is the nature of the problem itself that determines the way in which we respond. Uniquely, CeeD brings a focus to the coal face issues that your business operations face on a daily basis. Everything we do is driven by what our member companies specifically need to improve.

Most commonly, the challenge your business faces will be of a similar nature to that felt by other member companies. Where this common interest exists, we form 'Workshops' to address these challenges. A Workshop is simply a group of individuals drawn from companies which face similar challenges to your own and from companies which have existing expertise or experience of solving those challenges.

If your issue is unique to your company, then it is possible to engage in a one-to-one 'Project' with another member company or (more likely) an academic Partner to identify a solution. Indeed, many member companies are linking directly into academic expertise, accessing and utilising funded research programmes. All you have to do is ask.

We make water analysis better—faster, simpler, greener and more informative—via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solu

Hach Lange

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is a higher education institution that combines education, consulting and research in Scotland. It focuses on agriculture.

Scotland's Rural College

Our vision is to create a world without limits for people with diabetes, their loved ones, and care teams.

Lifescan

EQ Chartered Accountants LLP is a modern, energetic accounting practice compromising four offices across Tayside and Fife.

EQ Chartered Accountants

We’re excited about what you do. Because we believe in why you do it.

Plexus Corp (UK) Ltd

We are Escape Recruitment Services, an award winning recruitment agency based in Scotland, delivering a true consultancy service to our clients and candidates.

Escape Recruitment Services Ltd

CB Technology are an Electronic Manufacturing Services company and are a market leader in delivering tested and proven, high performing and highly reliable electronic products t

CB Technology Ltd

WE ARE AN EDINBURGH BASED PR AGENCY.

Acumen PR

At Forth Ports we do so much more than simply manage cargo passing through our eight ports across the UK.

Forth Ports Limited

We are the voice of East Lothian and Midlothian businesses - representing both SMEs and larger corporate organisations.

Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1992, Elite Control Systems is head quartered in Livingston Scotland.

Elite Control Systems

Topolytics, based in Edinburgh, is one of the world’s leading ‘waste tech’ companies.

Topolytics

ONFife (Fife Cultural Trust) is a charitable trust which manages, operates and supports nearly 50 high quality venues across Fife, covering theatres, libraries, museums, collect

Fife Cultural Trust

MHA Henderson Loggie is one of Scotland’s most forward thinking and innovative accountancy and business advisory firms.

MHA Henderson Loggie

Women’s Business Station (WBS) is a membership organisation that supports and promotes women in business.

Women's Business Station

Fluid Engineering

Robbie Fluid Engineering Ltd.

Premier Business Cost Consultants.

MDG Group

What makes FLEXcon unique is our relentless pursuit of the right coated and laminated film or adhesive for each and every application.

Fexcon Europe Ltd

The College boasts first-class facilities, expert teaching, and a wide range of courses suited to the needs of local and national industry.

Fife College

From an early age, Stuart Macdonald had a keen interest in the world of technology.

Blue Shield IT

SCDI is Scotland’s leading independent economic development organisation, our broad based and inclusive membership organisation uniquely placed to drive Scotland’s potential to

Scottish Council for Development & Industry
Scottish Council for Development & Industry

Mage Control Systems Ltd has been delivering solutions and products to a host of industry sectors including aerospace & defence, oil & gas, renewables, med-tech and

Mage Control Systems

Lothian Buses is the largest municipal bus company in the United Kingdom.[3] The City of Edinburgh Council (through Transport for Edinburgh) owns 91%, Midlothian Council 5%, Eas

Lothian Buses

Zero Waste Scotland works in resource efficiency and the circular economy to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.

Zero Waste Scotland

The Glen Turner Company was established by French group La Martiniquaise, viewed as France’s second largest spirits Group, to oversee its Scotch whisky operations, although upon

Glen Turner Distillery Ltd

Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, m

Wood PLC

Semefab have an impressive track record of process development, process set-up and volume foundry supporting silicon-based MEMS, CMOS, ASIC, Bipolar-Linear & Discrete semico

Semefab Ltd

JWF are engineering specialists in measurement and instrumentation.

JWF Group

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

Glasgow Caledonian University

In the Spring of 1983, Clark Campbell finished his first order for a reputable product design company in the spare room of his flat.

CA Models