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World's first electric fire engine designed and built in Scotland by Emergency One

The world’s first electric fire engine was launched from Cumnock, Scotland, today by Emergency One the UK’s leading manufacturer of fire, rescue and emergency vehicles. The company has been supported by Scottish Enterprise and is poised to target international markets with the new net zero emergency vehicle.

 

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Early-stage, high-growth businesses awarded over £1 million at Scottish EDGE finals

A total of 33 businesses with high-growth potential from across Scotland have benefited to the tune of just over £1 million after being named as winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards, which featured keynote speakers UK bioscience entrepreneur Professor Sir Christopher Evans, Alison Rose, CEO NatWest Group and Poonam Gupta OBE of PG Paper.

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Survey from Co-operative Development Scotland shows people want fairer, stronger economy

Co-operative Development Scotland is launching a campaign to showcase the role inclusive business models can play in the recovery of the economy as new research reveals that people favour more socially responsible and fairer businesses.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific expands COVID-19 response by adding manufacturing capacity for sample collection products in Europe

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it will significantly expand capacity for specialised sample collection products in Perth, given the significant demand for COVID-19 testing.

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Scottish Enterprise CEO Steve Dunlop to step down

Scottish Enterprise CEO Steve Dunlop is to step down after a period of rapid change in which the organisation has played a central role in the Scottish Government's economic response to COVID-19.

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For-Sight eyes growth with £1.5m hospitality product development project

Hospitality technology specialist For-Sight has launched a £1.5 million project to develop the next generation of its proprietary data management and marketing platform.

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Ayrshire’s RUA Medical joins forces with Irish institute to help boost its growth

Ayrshire-based RUA Medical has become the first company to complete a project under the cross-border Co-Innovate programme after being paired with a Republic of Ireland academic institute – enabling the company to develop new product offerings and target additional export markets.

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Scottish space industry's ambition for £4bn growth trajectory

Scottish space industry could provide a launch pad for growth of Scottish economy and provides solutions to tackle climate change too.

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Medical product design company Shore announces transition to employee ownership

Scotland’s largest product design company Shore, based in Leith, has announced its transition to employee ownership, with over 30 members of staff given a stake in the business.