Inclusive Growth: Place, Participation, Partnership and Promotion

By Brian Connolly, Scottish Enterprise In exploring inclusive growth, my current experience is split between two distinct perspectives; the academic and the actual. Working in an economic development agency, there is a need to understand the strategic value of intervention and aligning how we engage with where we can make the most difference. Having made …

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Case Study: The Whithorn Trust

Shared by Julia Muir Watt, Development Manager, The Whithorn Trust  Name of Organisation/Project The Whithorn Trust Funding/Partners Involved HLF, DG LEADER, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Holyrood Trust, Robertson Trust, DG Sustainable Development Fund, Friends of Ninian and Whithorn. Background Information Our organisation was established in 1988. The project was to build a full scale Iron Age …

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Case Study: Creetown Initiative Ltd.

Shared by Andrew Ward, Creetown Initiative  Name of Organisation/Project Creetown Initiative Ltd/home projects and external consultancy work Funding/Partners Involved Big Lottery HLF Dumfries and Galloway Council The Wolfson Foundation HES Holyrood Trust Robertson Trust Leader Children in Need Kirkcudbright Common Good Fund AHF Kavli Trusthouse Foundation CCF Background Information Creetown Initiative was formed in 2004. …

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Case Study: Shared Apprentice Limited

Shared by: Alison Smith, Service Leader, Strategic Policy and Economy, Angus Council Name of Organisation/Project Shared Apprentice Limited Funding Partners Involved Angus Council, Dundee Council, Dundee & Angus College and Construction Industry Training Board (CiTB ) Background Information SAL grew out of the original Angus Shared Apprentice Programme (ASAP). It started in 2015 and ASAP …

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Local and Regional Inclusive Growth: Event Report and Slides

On December 10th EDAS hosted a second Inclusive Growth Community of Practice event, this one on local and regional inclusive growth. The speakers at this event were Professor Duncan MacLennan, University of Glasgow, David Waite, Policy Scotland, Derek Whyte, Assistant Chief Executive of Preston City Council, and Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF. The event was …

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The Future of Work

By Brain McLeish, Scottish Enterprise Niels Bohr famously said “prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” and that seems to be especially true when it comes to the future of work. Research into the impact of automation, in particular, has resulted in some lurid headlines over the last few years. As identified in the …

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Rethinking the purpose of the Corporation

In this opinion piece for the Financial Times, Martin Wolf considers the claims that 'all is not well with the corporation'. He outlines the argument that in seeking to maximise shareholder profit, corporations serve the interests of those least committed to them and suggests that 'capitalism is substantially broken'. Is he correct, and if so, …

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