Bringing the best to Moray: Johnstons of Elgin supports the Moray Growth Deal bid

Chris Gaffney, group finance director and MD of Elgin Mill, Johnstons of Elgin, talks through why he supports a Cultural Quarter and the Moray Growth Deal bid. Manufacturing is a critical part of the Moray economy and requires highly skilled, adaptable and dedicated staff. Johnstons also needs creative people in design, sales, retail, marketing and ecommerce, as well as administration professionals in IT, finance and HR. The challenges that Moray has around how we keep ambitious young people in the…

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Moray Growth Deal to transform cultural offering for locals and visitors

Business and tourism leaders in Moray have backed plans for a Cultural Quarter in Elgin – a flagship project in a £200 million Growth Deal bid. It comes just weeks after a visit from the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, who was in Moray to hear about plans to transform the region’s infrastructure and cultural offering. At the forefront of the multi-million pound projects included in the funding bid is Elgin’s Cultural Quarter, set in a reimagined space…

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National Rural Commission bodes well for Moray

Moray is one of the best examples in Scotland, if not the UK, of an established yet growing rural economy; from whisky to tourism, from golf to manufacturing, we have it all. Despite the many opportunities, we also face challenges and that is why projects such as the National Rural Commission from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is so important. SCDI has set up the National Rural Commission to look into the challenges and opportunities rural economies…

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Secretary of State for Scotland gets an insight into Moray’s vision for the future

April 5th: The potential for Moray to invigorate its economy and create scores of jobs and opportunities came closer today with a visit by the Secretary of State for Scotland. David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, was invited by Moray MP Douglas Ross to hear the details behind the £200million Moray Growth Deal bid. Industry chiefs, council leaders and senior Moray Council and Highland and Islands Enterprise officials spent over an hour setting out the plans and details of…

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Moray Growth Deal – update bulletin four

Background Following on from the success of City Deal bids for Aberdeen and Inverness, Moray Economic Partnership engaged with Scottish Futures Trust in the summer of 2016 to explore the potential for a similar initiative for the Moray area. Since then the deal has progressed in liaison with key stakeholders and with guidance from both UK and Scottish Government. This bulletin is the fourth in a series designed to appraise the public on progress with the Moray Growth Deal.  Recent…

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Moray tourism hops up from year to year

Laurie Piper, Operations Manager at Moray Speyside Tourism, reflects on Moray’s thriving tourism industry and looks ahead to the 2018 season. Tourism businesses across Moray Speyside are gearing up for Easter and the official ‘start’ of the 2018 tourist season – so now seems as good a time as any, to remind people just how important the visitor economy is to our region. The value of tourism to the region has been growing steadily since we were established in 2014,…

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MoraySpeyside Secures WorldHost® Destination Status

MoraySpeyside has been awarded WorldHost® Regional Destination status in recognition of excellent customer service across the region. The accolade will support tourism in the area and recognises the businesses who signed up to the scheme as well as their staff who undertook the training.  Moray was awarded the status after businesses in the service and tourism sectors put at least 50% of their staff through the WorldHost Principles of Customer Service course. WorldHost is an internationally recognised programme setting the…

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Moray pledges to address gender disparity

Moray is joining the international Women’s Day movement by pledging to address gender disparity through its Moray Growth Deal bid. The team behind the bid is working on a key project within the funding package that will have a long-term impact on shaping the future of young girls growing up in Moray, and will play a part in helping to address gender disparity. The Growth Deal is a bid for multi-million pound investment by UK and Scottish governments, Moray Council,…

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Considering an apprenticeship? Get involved this Scottish Apprenticeship Week

As Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 kicks off, Moray is celebrating its apprentices and their employers through a series of informative events. Last year, hundreds of businesses across the country took part in Scottish Apprenticeship Week and this year is no different. Young people, their parents and employers will be getting involved to gain an understanding of apprentice opportunities in Moray. Taking place from March 5th to 10th, events in Moray include: Tuesday 6th March A business breakfast, open to all…

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