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Building Futures: Perthshire School Hails Success of Year-Long Work Experience Scheme

A Blairgowrie teenager has high hopes for his future following a pioneering collaboration between his school and a local business.

Eden Gordon (15), a fourth year pupil at Blairgowrie High School, is enjoying a highly innovative year-long work placement with SteamPunk Fit Out, a joinery and interior fit out contractor offering premier fit out services across both public and private commercial sectors. Their clients include a host of bars, restaurants, shops and offices the length and breadth of the UK.

Eden Gordon is pictured with Darren Wilson, Managing Director of SteamPunk Fit Out and Melissa Lawrence, Project Officer, Developing Young Workforce at Blairgowrie High School. photographer Fraser Band 07984 163 256 www.fraserband.co.uk

Eden Gordon is pictured with Darren Wilson, Managing Director of SteamPunk Fit Out and Melissa Lawrence, Project Officer, Developing Young Workforce at Blairgowrie High School.
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Hot Stuff: Dundee Businessmen Prepare for Fundraising Firewalk

They’re used to bringing warmth into people’s homes, but staff at Fire Surround Centres in Dundee will really be feeling the heat this weekend (Saturday 26 January 2019) when they take on a firewalk for charity.

The family firm has partnered with Sense Scotland, who provide services for disabled children and adults in Dundee and beyond, with a 15-strong team of staff, friends and family vowing to walk 20 feet over coals heated to 1236 degrees Fahrenheit.

L-R:  Gary and Graeme Turnbull, Fire Surround Centres

L-R: Gary and Graeme Turnbull, Fire Surround Centres

 

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New Year Appeal to Would-Be Female Entrepreneurs

Women contemplating starting their own business this year are being invited to a free information evening to help their dream become a reality.

The Coca-Cola 5by20 Information Evening will be held at Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, Unit 37, City Quay, Camperdown Street, Dundee, DD1 3JA from 6-8pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

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Dundee Accountant Praises Colleagues for Boosting Cancer Charity’s Funds

A Dundee accountant, who received a life-changing cancer diagnosis while pregnant with her son, has thanked her ‘incredibly generous’ colleagues for their year-long fundraising campaign.

Paula McAllister, Senior Manager with EQ Chartered Accountants in Dundee and mum to one-year-old Rhys, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in August 2017, when she was seven and a half months pregnant. Since then, Paula has endured 16 rounds of chemotherapy and a major operation and is now on a break from treatment with regular monitoring, while also working part-time.

Paula and Rhys McAllister gathered with colleagues from EQ Chartered Accountants, Victoria Bongiorno from Maggie's (front) and Nick Barclay, Maggie's Board member and Partner, Thorntons Law LLP (back). Credit - Alan Richardson, Dundee. www.pix-ar.co.uk

Paula and Rhys McAllister gathered with colleagues from EQ Chartered Accountants, Victoria Bongiorno from Maggie’s (front) and Nick Barclay, Maggie’s Board member and Partner, Thorntons Law LLP (back).
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£16M Tax Savings Secured for EQ Clients

Leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP have claimed over £16M of Research and Development tax credits for clients, ranging from a soft fruit grower and dental implants company to a manufacturer of bespoke automation systems tailored to a wide range of industries.

The firm, which has offices in Dundee, Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes, has recently secured its 300th claim for R&D Tax credits which can potentially apply to any companies developing or creating new products, innovations or processes.

L-R – Lee Nixon and Roy Henderson (Directors, SP Technology), David Morrison and Sandi Drummond (EQ).   Credit - Alan Richardson, Pix-AR.

L-R – Lee Nixon and Roy Henderson (Directors, SP Technology), David Morrison and Sandi Drummond (EQ).
Credit – Alan Richardson, Pix-AR.

 

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