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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.

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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.

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‘Good Call’ as Dundee Social Enterprise Connects with Third Sector

A new social enterprise, aimed at providing the best mobile telecommunications solutions for charities while ploughing potentially hundreds of thousands of pounds back into the third sector, has been launched in Dundee.

The first dedicated mobile social enterprise in Scotland, Good Call, based at Water’s Edge, aims to remove the mobile communications barriers facing charities, social enterprises and community groups, potentially saving them hundreds of thousands of pounds in the process.

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World-Renowned Speaker to Address ‘The Enterprise Conversation’

A world-renowned TED speaker, whose talk has gathered over three million views, will return to Dundee next month to inspire local business people to unlock the potential of their communities.

Dr Ernesto Sirolli, a global practitioner of economic development and community advocate, will give a keynote speech at ‘The Enterprise Conversation’ at Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa on Monday 10 June 2019. The event is organised and hosted by Cola 5by20 Dundee, a community empowerment model inspired by Dr Sirolli’s teachings.

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Highlands Development Wins National Housebuilding Award

Perth housebuilders Stephen have won a national housebuilding award for their new development in the Highlands of Scotland.

The family firm was presented with the ‘Private Development of the Year’ (medium) award at the Homes for Scotland Awards 2019 for its development at Tornagrain, half way between Nairn and Inverness.

The joint award, shared with housebuilders ZeroC, was presented at the HFS Annual Lunch in Edinburgh on Friday 17 May 2019.

L-R: Jo Caulfield;
Andy Lawson, Zero C;
John Stephen, Stephen;
Andy Mitchell, Chair of Judging Panel, Homes for Scotland.
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