Images from Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s networking event @ApexHotels Grassmarket.
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On the 22nd May, the Developing the Young Workforce team brought together industry, young people, educators and careers advisers to focus on Work Readiness. Introduced by Gavin Oattes from Tree of Knowledge and Michelle Fenwick from The Edinburgh Chamber DYW Team, the workshops on the day focused on how, through industry and education partnerships, we can develop new ways to bring young people’s skills and attributes to the workplace.
The irreverent, off-the-wall whisky event returned to Edinburgh. Surgeons’ Hall hosted the whisky tasting event again – a great opportunity to sample unusual malts from Scotland and around the world.
The 2019 Chamber awards were contested by 69 businesses at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Keynote speakers on the evening were Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Kevin Mathers, Sales Director at Google UK, Economy and Fair Work, and Rebecca Moore, Senior Growth Director, Skyscanner. The evening was hosted by presenter and broadcaster David Tanner.
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, joined Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce members for an “Inspiring Women in Business” lunch at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh.
Speaking to members, the First Minister said, “Helping more women to set up and succeed in business is both an economic and a moral imperative. By encouraging and supporting women to create and grow businesses, we can create greater equality which in turn builds a stronger and fairer economy. The Future Female Business Leaders Programme aims to tackle the key challenges that face women when it comes to growing their business or advancing their professional careers.”