Blair Bowman

Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky #WorldWhiskyDay

14 May 2018

To mark World Whisky Day on 19th May, we are celebrating the many exciting and ground-breaking business-academic collaborations supported by Interface; from ambitions to make Raasay’s first (legal) whisky, to plans to create a vertical distillery.

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Abstract architecture

Six ways tourist businesses can prepare for tomorrow’s world

09 May 2018

In our latest blog Graeme Codrington gave six tips to help our industry prepare for tomorrow’s world today.

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Entrepreneurs to adopt a Global Mindset

30 April 2018

Every year the Entrepreneurial Scotland conference brings together some of the most innovative minds from home and further afield. As an organisation, we join the dots by inspiring, connecting and developing entrepreneurs. Our vision is to make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.

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Greyhope Bay pop-up shop

Grey granite brings hope for marine education

25 April 2018

We caught up with Fiona McIntyre, Director of Greyhope Bay, a charitable organisation that has exciting plans to deliver a new, world class visitor and marine education centre for Aberdeen.

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Gary Hogan

Strong coffee and friendly advice support Aberdeenshire businesses

20 April 2018

Gary Hogan, joined Interface as a Business Engagement Executive for Aberdeenshire from Robert Gordon University in March, while Gillian Hambley is on maternity leave. We took the opportunity to ask Gary what a typical day looks like, among other things.

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Johnnie Mac's Oysters

What can Interface do for your business?

05 April 2018

Relationships between business and academia have long been a vital part of industry growth.

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CanDo Fest

Scotland CanDo more

19 March 2018

Since John Swinney MSP launched the Scotland CanDo agenda five years ago, entrepreneurial organisations from across the country have engaged in regular cooperation to make Scotland “a world-leading nation for entrepreneurship and innovation”.

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Attractive attractions for older people

15 March 2018

It’s not uncommon for visitor attractions to create tailored programmes for different groups, often focussing on something that’s expected to be particularly appealing to that demographic. But when it comes to older people, provision is often targeted towards being dementia-friendly.

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International Women’s Day group photo

Addressing the ‘leaky pipeline’: the leadership role of women in tourism

07 March 2018

As we approach International Women’s Day and my in box starts to fill up with invitations to attend and speak at events, I ponder how far women in academia, especially within the tourism subject area, have progressed.

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Animation industry merges techniques and technology

20 February 2018

Last week I was involved in a panel (or two!) in the second year of the MOVE Summit – a dedicated conference led by the animation industry in Scotland. The summit comprised two days - one day dedicated to our Emerging Talent and two to the professional freelance and commercial companies in Scotland.

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It pays to be greener

15 February 2018

Small and medium businesses can reduce energy costs and receive up to £10k cashback with the SME Loan. It’s a win-win. By making energy efficiency improvements most businesses can cut their energy consumption by around a quarter, making a 25% saving on their energy bills.

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