The Royal Bank of Scotland plc a major retail and commercial bank in Scotland. It is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of NatWest Group, together with NatWest (in England and Wales) and Ulster Bank. The Royal Bank of Scotland provides a full range of banking and insurance services to personal, business, and commercial customers. As well as traditional branches, phone, and internet banking, Royal Bank of Scotland has operated "mobile branches" since 1946 using converted vans to serve rural areas.
MSIP is a dynamic and creative home for innovators, manufacturers and skills leaders who are actively working towards reducing carbon emissions and fostering a cleaner, more sustainable future. It has a very clear focus that is matched with a strong offer including space to manufacture and innovate; business, skills and innovation support; and access to green energy from sustainable sources. At MSIP change is driven, at pace.
One of Scotland’s seven Innovation Centres, CENSIS is the centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. It designs and delivers innovative enabling technology solutions to complex modern challenges, helping academic, industrial and public sector organisations explore innovation to make a positive impact on society, the environment, and the economy. CENSIS is an independent trusted adviser, helping businesses and organisations to implement quality, efficiency and performance improvements and fast-track the development of new products and services for global markets.
Podfather specialises in the development and delivery of software solutions that help companies plan and manage their vehicle fleets more efficiently. Our cloud-based back office system, and easy-to-use driver app, help users to plan and optimise delivery routes, capture vehicle checks, track drivers, issue customer ETA notifications and capture electronic proof of delivery. We help companies eradicate paper, improve process flow and control costs. We are a thriving technology business based in Edinburgh... we are honest, we are candid, we are brave... we are Podfather.
CeeD is a community of business’ and academia drawn from the engineering, production and manufacturing sectors. Through our peer-to-peer learning approach, we pool the collective knowledge, resources and expertise in the pursuit of operational excellence, to help improve operational efficiency, effectiveness and ultimately profitability. CeeD is working with leading ‘wastetech’ business Topolytics to drive efficiencies, measure impact and unlock the value of waste created in manufacturing and assembly businesses. The Topolytics data platform WasteMap® is used by a growing number of waste producers and recyclers and is applicable to a wide range of industries.
Established in 1989, Booth Welsh is an engineering technology business. At the core, Booth Welsh develops solutions through multi-discipline engineering, supporting clients to optimise their operations. Using their knowledge of automation, digitalisation, and Industry 4.0, Booth Welsh can embed intelligent technologies in their solutions, adding value to clients. With the creation of Environment 4.0, Booth Welsh and its subsidiary iTech can support clients in deploying digital technology to drive business efficiencies, positive environmental impacts, performance, mitigation, and waste reduction. Booth Welsh has pledged to be Net Zero by 2030 and are adapting their services to help their clients and supply chain achieve the same goal.
Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company is a Social Enterprise, launched to address a lack of opportunity in Scotland for veterans and others with disabilities. SBMC opened in 2018 and is located within the Erskine Veterans’ Village in Renfrewshire. Our primary business is the manufacture of signs, wide format print and engraved products for the road, rail and commercial markets. We are a key supplier to organisations such as Bear, Amey, Scot Gov, Sustrans and many local authorities. SBMC’s unique offering of a first-class product while making exceptional social impact saw it selected as Scotland’s only recipient of the King’s Award for Enterprise in the “Promoting Opportunity” category.
The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) is a business support initiative supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Local authorities, and over 18 other Scottish public bodies and 5 corporate members. SDP helps businesses and social enterprises that have little or no experience of tendering and are often too small to have dedicated bid/tender resources to contemplate bidding for public sector contracts. SDP aims to help such businesses become “tender ready” for contracts, which improves their prospects when competing throughout Scotland where there is an annual public spend of £14.5 billion. In conjunction with Scottish local authorities, SDP delivers this support through a Programme of free tender training, bespoke aligned tender training webinars and Meet the Buyer events connecting buyers with suppliers.
Interface connects organisations and academia. Based regionally throughout Scotland with connections into all Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges Interface works with organisations of all sizes, in all sectors, to match them to world-leading academic expertise, research, technologies and specialist facilities to help them grow.
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a group of industry-led manufacturing R&D, innovation and skills facilities supported by a network of Partners across Scotland, all working together to transform the future of manufacturing. The group has a national mandate to create and deliver inspiring, sustainable and translational research and skills for all by accelerating innovation in the manufacturing community. It is where industry, academia and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce. The NMIS Group includes the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), Lightweight Manufacturing Centre, Digital Process Manufacturing Centre and the NMIS Digital Factory all with teams of industry experienced engineers and researchers working with companies across the manufacturing community in Scotland, the wider UK and beyond – from aerospace giants to renewable energy disruptors, first-time inventors to household automotive names. It also includes the Manufacturing Skills Academy, which is transforming the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow and a Capability Network bringing together leading organisations from across the Scottish research and innovation, education and training communities.
Social business, Trade Right International CiC has built a unique circular economy manufacture and re-manufacture business model by being 'more-than-profit' to compete and stand amongst the traditional business models. Deep within its DNA TRI hold three key values – Fair, Ethical and Sustainable. Over 65% of workers are from offending backgrounds, in recovery, or face longterm mental health issues. TRI products/services include: • Natural skincare manufacture • Hand Sanitiser • Reuse of plastic bottles
The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data. Digital solutions, expert guidance and funding are available to companies through the hub, allowing them to explore and evaluate their processes, make operational savings, de-risk investments and become more digital savvy.
Anderson Strathern is a full-service law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Haddington and Lerwick. We use our knowledge, passion and insight to resolve complex legal matters to find the best possible solutions for our clients legal and business requirements, challenging ourselves to provide extraordinary results. With a history that dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment, our entrepreneurial spirit has created some of the most exciting innovations in Scottish law and we continue to challenge expectations through creative thinking, allowing our ideas and ambition to thrive. Our combined depth of knowledge, commercial awareness and expertise is at the core of all areas of our work for businesses, the public sector, charities, families and individuals.
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