May 14, 2020

More vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being manufactured in Scotland following the establishment of a new NHS Scotland supply chain.

Contracts between NHS Scotland and a number of companies based in Scotland will help strengthen and expand the supply of vital protective gowns in Scotland, securing long-term stock levels. NHS Scotland...

May 8, 2020

The SNP Government has doubled its Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, which provide grants for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, from £45 million to £90 million.

The aim of the fund, which is managed by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and South of Scotland Enterprise, is to p...

March 6, 2020

Planning permission has been granted for the development of the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) at Netherton Campus, Renfrewshire. The centre will aim to transform engineering and manufacturing in Scotland.

The carbon neutral building will feature a heather-coloured façade, be about 1.5 times the size of a football pitch and...

February 28, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP emphasised the importance of research and innovation as she opened a major new manufacturing facility in Prestwick.

Spirit AeroSystems will produce spoiler wing components for Airbus’ A320 aircraft using leading edge automation technology, creating more than 100 jobs and helping to secure the long-term future of...

January 22, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has launched a £6 million Low Carbon Challenge Fund to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to grasp opportunities around climate change.

The Scottish Enterprise administered fund will be open to public, third sector and academic institutions working to create opportunities to advance the low carbon...

January 16, 2020

Housing, regeneration, industrial and commercial developments are being supported by the investment of £100 million through the SNP Government’s Building Scotland Fund (BSF).

The fund, backed by £150 million in total, was established as a precursor to the Scottish National Investment Bank and has the same values, principles and ambitions.

Economy...

September 27, 2019

A £14.7 million investment from Scottish Enterprise – an agency of the SNP Government - in a satellite company will help create more than 260 jobs in Scotland’s space sector.

On a visit to Spire Global, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP announced that the Glasgow-based company has received one of the largest funding packages ever provided by Sco...

March 13, 2019

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has announced £2 million is now available to help even more businesses in Scotland prepare for Brexit through the Brexit Support Grant.

Administered by Scottish Enterprise, will now be available to help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to manage a wide range of Brexit impacts with funding of up to £4,00...

February 7, 2019

On Tuesday, Kenneth convened a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Life Sciences which focussed on the impact of Brexit on this vital sector, which employs over 37,000 people in Scotland both directly and indirectly.

Speakers included George Davidson, Director of External Relations for Devolved Nations at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He highlighted the...

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