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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Sound bops

Innovation keeps bopping along

26 April 2017

Scotland is home to a number of internationally recognised and world-leading colleges and universities, which are home to a wealth of expertise and experience. Scotland’s higher education institutes are also particularly commercially savvy, spinning-out more companies than any other region in the UK [Spinouts UK].

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NC500

Interface on the North Coast 500 (NC500)

20 April 2017

If you have been lucky enough to take in any of the NC500 you will know it is sparsely populated, remote, has little phone signal and for most of it forget good, if any, internet service. With the popularity of the NC500 and the increased demand for high quality Highland goods and services, major challenges faced throughout the area have been amplified. For my clients these are innovation drivers, not growth inhibitors.

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Engage with Strathclyde

55 routes to engage with Strathclyde

12 April 2017

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. 

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SKEA 2017 panel

Creating the climate for innovation

06 April 2017

There was a time when Scotland brimmed with ingenuity. Many of the ideas and inventions that have shaped the modern world can be traced back to the hotbed of genius that was the Scottish Enlightenment. I believe Scotland still has ingenuity...

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Kayaking

Eight days a week at #STW2017

30 March 2017

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.

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Gavin Wilson

Boost to Scottish small business growth

22 March 2017

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. 

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Looking back to look forward

16 March 2017

The weeks may have flown by since the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards at Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre in Gogarburn on 21st February, but for me the buzz and excitement of the day lingers on.

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Heather Alexander

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

08 March 2017

“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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From apps to wool – Lorna has it covered

02 March 2017

As part of our “meet the team” series, this week we feature Lorna Watson, Interface Business Engagement Executive for Tayside.

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Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A great idea, a university and a new industry

22 February 2017

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.

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