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Forward Thinking Issue 11

Forward Thinking Issue 11

HMRC R&D Tax Relief / Allowances

Do you know that there are a range of tax reliefs / allowances that you may be able to claim that would help save your company money?

If you are thinking of undertaking some new research or developing something new, there may be a tax relief or allowance that you are entitled to.

For more information on what is available to you, click here.


GCU Graduate Recruitment & Careers Fair


Glasgow Caledonian University are holding the next Graduate Recruitment and Careers Fair on Wednesday 19th November, 2014.

The purpose of this event is to introduce companies to potential student placements and graduates and provide opportunities for these students to find out more about potential employers.

The event will take place from 3.30 – 6.00 but companies are welcome from 3.00 and can set up a stand, along with marketing materials, banners etc.

The university will provide two desks and chairs (set up interview style) in the main venue, M201.  In addition, there is a separate room and scheduled times available for company presentations from 4.00 – 5.30.

If you wish to participate, please contact Kirsteen McKnight from GCU on kirsteen.mcknight@gcu.ac.uk with the following information:


The students of City of Glasgow college need you!


As you may be aware, there is an impending skills shortage in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.  As part of that, City of Glasgow College have launched an HND in Supply Chain Management.  Now in the second year of the programme, the students have a requirement to research an actual supply chain issue / area as part of their SQA graded unit.  The college are looking for organisations who would be willing to give students 1 or 2 short meetings and some time and advice on a relevant Procurement Supply Chain area within an organisation - allowing the students to write up their final report.  If you think you can offer any help, please get in contact with Alan Macdonald from the college at alan.macdonald@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk 


Clinics in 2015


We are currently in the planning process for our 2015 Clinic programme.  Ultimately, the clinics are an opportunity for you to address issues that are challenging your business or affecting your bottom line.

With this in mind, we would like to know what topics you want to cover over the next year - please get in touch with one of the CeeD team.


Forthcoming Clinics


The calendar for the latter part of 2014 is quickly filling up with a diverse range of clinics planned out.:

(MO: Members Only, OTA: Open To All)

  • MO: Environmental Clinic Renewable Energy Technology at Clydesdale Bank, East Kilbride on Tuesday 11th November (08.30 - 10.00)
  • MO: Lean Manufacturing Clinic Visit to ACS Clothing at ACS, Motherwell on Wednesday 12th November ((12.00 - 14.00) 
  • MO: Growth500 (Cohort 2, Session 6) Finance & People at Glasgow Kelvin College on Wednesday 12th November (10.00 - 16.00)
  • MO: Growth500 (Cohort 3, Session 4) Technology, Location TBA on Wednesday 19th November (10.00 - 16.00)
  • MO: Energy Clinic, topic TBA, location TBA on Thursday 27th November (10.00 - 12.00)

To view a full calendar of events and to register, please visit www.ceed-scotland.com/events/month


New addition to the team


We recently welcomed a new member of staff on board.  As the CeeD model expands across Scotland, David Taylor will be offering support in the North and acting as Business Development Manager for Inverness and the surrounding areas.  We wish him the best of luck and much success in his new role.  David's contact details are listed below.


David Taylor
Business Development Manager - Inverness
Tel: 07984 622335
E-Mail: d.taylor@ceed-scotland.com


new Members


CeeD continues to go from strength to strength, with an ever growing community of businesses and academics.  We would like to welcome the latest additions to the CeeD community.  We very much look forward to working with you.


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