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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
How time flies in January – we have reached week 3 and the Christmas decorations are safely packed away in boxes in the attic and Happy New Year is no longer my opening greeting.
Just like time, innovation does not stand still. Indeed – to stand still and not strive to improve products, processes or services is to fall behind.Read More
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! Reviewing the year with some satisfaction, Santa reflected on some magical projects identified by the Interface team, no challenge too great for our academic partners.Read More
The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK. Following publication of the 2016 Collaboration Progress Monitor, we invited Inga Sileryte, Research Officer at the NCUB, to look at how Scottish universities are faring with business engagement across the UK.Read More
Fiona Hutchison joined Interface in September as Sector Engagement Executive for Tourism to encourage multi-party groups to collaborate with academic expertise. Here, we found out a bit more about Fiona and what she has been doing so far.Read More