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Young Parents’ Group Urges Mums and Dads to Get Involved!

A support group run by young parents, for young parents, is inviting others to join them on a packed programme of free activities, ranging from recycling old clothes and keeping babies safe, to exploring future career options.

‘Bringing up Baby’ (or BUBS), which is open to both mums and dads, is a community project which provides a place for young parents to meet, play, learn and grow alongside their baby and others in the same situation.

BUBS currently meets on Fridays, from 12pm until 2pm, at Front Lounge, 205-207 Hilltown, Dundee.

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Entrepreneurial Graduates Pitch to Business Experts

A group of six ambitious Abertay University graduates pitched their ideas to a panel of local business experts today (Thursday 20 June 2019).

The event, at Bell Street Ventures, marked the finale of their participation in Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee ‘FasTRACK to Business Success’, a week-long programme covering the fundamentals of business.

Following completion of the course, six of the original cohort of eight graduates have decided to take their businesses forward.

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Dundee Social Enterprise Wins National Award to Support Third Sector

A new social enterprise has won a prestigious national award to support charities while ploughing hundreds of thousands of pounds back into the third sector.

Hailed Scotland’s top Social Enterprise business idea, the first dedicated mobile communication social enterprise in Scotland, Good Call, has won the Social Enterprise EDGE (SEE) Award, a prize of £80,000.

Colin Loveday with Joe Ray, Postcode Innovation Trust © Sandy Young Photography,

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Accountancy Firm Invests in Dundee Premises to Accommodate Growth

Leading Scottish taxation and business advisory practice, EQ Accountants LLP is expanding its Dundee premises to accommodate significant growth in recent years – and further anticipated growth in the short term.

The firm, which also has offices in Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, is expanding its City Quay premises by incorporating the 2,300 sq ft unit next door, which was acquired at the end of 2018. The work to renovate and connect the additional space commenced last week, and will create an office of around 8,500 sq ft. This will complete a £1.25 million investment in the City Quay property by EQ in the last two years.

The development follows a near 70% increase in headcount within the Dundee office since 2015. With 54 people now in place, the firm has recruited into its client service teams and across Central Services, at all levels from school leavers and graduates, to experienced professionals.

David Cameron

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New Chair Vows to Take Dundee Science Centre to ‘the Next Level’

An international business leader with a long career in global technology companies has outlined his vision for Dundee Science Centre, following his appointment as Chair of the Board.

Hugh Aitken CBE, former Director and Strategic Advisor for Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Scotland, replaces outgoing Chair Professor David Sigsworth OBE who led the Centre’s continued success for 15 years, and sat on the Board for 20. Mr Aitken will lead the Centre through an ambitious refurbishment as it approaches its 20th birthday in 2020.

Hugh Aitken

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