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The success story continues

Photo shows, from left, Alan Grierson and John MacPherson, Bright Red Publishing, Siobhán Jordan, Director of Interface, and Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.

By Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface

I have just returned from a week’s holiday – the only time I seem to get these days to curl up with a good book. Frequently upon finishing a good read, I often wonder what happened next?

We are very fortunate in our roles as honest broker between businesses and academics that we can indeed relive the sequel and hear what happened next…. Continue reading

55 routes to engage with Strathclyde

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Dr Rachel Clark profile photo  By Dr Rachel Clark, Project Coordinator, Engage with Strathclyde

Whilst the University of Strathclyde is always open for engaging with businesses and organisations, each year in early May we actively invite our current and prospective partners to come in and find out more about how we can work together through a series of specific events. Engage with Strathclyde takes place from 2-5 May, and there will be more than 55 events across the campus. Continue reading

Eight days a week at #STW2017

By Dr Fiona Hutchison, Senior Engagement Executive for Tourism, Interface

Interface were very proud to be active participants in Scottish Tourism Week 2017. Designed for this crucial Scottish industry, a series of events took place across not seven, but eight days. My colleagues and I attended, exhibited and presented at a significant number of events across the country. You could find us in Argyll and the Isles, Dundee and Angus, Perthshire, the Borders, Fife, Glasgow, West Lothian and Edinburgh. Continue reading

Boost to Scottish small business growth

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By Gavin Wilson, Head of Business Development, Royal Bank of Scotland

I was delighted to host the second Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at Gogarburn on the 21st February 2017.

Interface are a natural partner for the bank and form part of the bank’s free Boost programme aimed at driving small business growth by helping organisations make the right connections. Continue reading

#BeBoldForChange – I’m celebrating International Women’s Day!

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Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”

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By Heather Alexander, Marketing Manager, Interface

At Interface we are conscious and proactive in the work we do both externally in supporting women led organisations, and internally with supporting staff development. Continue reading

A great idea, a university and a new industry

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By Dr Sophie Mullins, Business Innovation Manager, University of St Andrews

One of the most significant inventions of the early modern period was the printing press and Europe’s scholars were fundamental to the success of the new business of books. The goldsmith and engraver, Johannes Guttenberg invented printing with moveable type in Mainz in the mid-fifteenth century. His first book was printed in 1450. Continue reading

Looking for a perfect (academic) match?


By Siobhán Jordan, Director, Interface

The origins of St Valentine may be shrouded in historical fog but there is nothing foggy about the commercial impacts with about a billion Valentine’s Day cards and 50 million roses dispatched every year.  It was during the middle of the 18th century that Valentine’s started to take off in the UK, with lovers sending sweets and cards adorned with flowers, ribbons and images of cupids and birds. Continue reading

The competition which kills you doesn’t look like you

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By Suzanne Dawson, Head of Sector Relationships, Interface

I am a Lay Member – that is one of the non-solicitor members – on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.  The Law Society is a membership body which represents the legal profession across Scotland. Membership is made up of all kinds of lawyers including the big corporates, in-house and high street firms. Continue reading

All aboard the Interface sleigh, Santa is on his way!

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By Siobhán Jordan, Director of Interface

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all was quiet, Santa and his elves boarded the Interface sleigh. Piled high with presents to bring good cheer, Christmas comes but once a year! Continue reading