Scottish Tourism Month 2019: Ten Take-Aways

15 April 2019

Scottish Tourism Month 2019 focused on future-proofing the industry, offering diverse perspectives on global, regional and local levels. #STM2019 events focused our thoughts on how to tackle the industry’s key challenges, sharing best practice, learning from others and finding ways to challenge our thinking. To recap, here are my 10 #STM2019 take-aways. 

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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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Lee’s outstanding contribution to knowledge exchange

08 February 2018

Professor Lee Innes tells us about the importance of academic-business partnerships and why travelling helps people work together.  

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Pete Downes

Milestones and celebrations mark Interface’s impact

24 January 2018

The arrival of a new year provides a good opportunity to pause and take stock in a fast-paced world that seems ever-changing. 

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Marks and Clerk exhibition stand

Experts on hand to guide businesses through Brexit

11 January 2018

Nearly one year on from the triggering of Article 50, Brexit will continue to be the foremost concern for businesses throughout 2018 and there isn’t a business in the country that won’t in some way be impacted by Britain’s leaving the EU. Businesses need to plan for Brexit now and ensuring intellectual property rights are protected is central to this.

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Christmas magic with No. 1 bestseller

21 December 2017

Find out what inspired Alexander McCabe to set up his own business and how Interface have supported his business journey. 

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University of Aarhus

Creative solutions for urban challenges

08 December 2017

Scotland is a member of the network, Districts of Creativity and through the leadership of the Scottish Government CAN DO department a delegation of creative leaders in Scotland attend their annual forum hosted in one of the 13 member nations. 

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Yo! Marketing

Yo! Marketing enjoys elevated success

23 November 2017

Gillian Hambley from Interface and Yekemi Otaru, Managing Director, YO! Marketing Limited look at how social enterprise Elevator and Interface collaboratively work to support local business owners through the delivery of Business Gateway and Elevator's Accelerator Programme.

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Appetite growing for food tourism

Appetite growing for food tourism

08 November 2017

Food and drink are at the very core of the tourism product and destination. Food is tangible in its texture, colours and composition, however, it is its intangibility that completes its appeal to the food tourist. Food is flavours, smells and scents. Food is culture. Food is connection to places, landscapes and people. Food is social and sociable. In short, food is far more than functional: it’s pleasure, and should be delight.

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