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£20 million has been paid out to date in crisis grants to Perth and Kinross businesses during the current coronavirus lockdown. Perth & Kinross Council is administering the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support Fund locally; since the Fund opened just over a month ago, 2,673 applications have been submitted to the Council’s Business Rates team.
During these unprecedented times Perth & Kinross Council is here to offer assistance to businesses and can provide you with advice and funding relating to the following. We will continue to monitor the situation, and regularly review the support we can offer to ensure it remains useful and relevant. Any business who would welcome further
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation it is with regret that the delivery organisations of the Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference – Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross local authorities in partnership with ourselves and Scottish Enterprise – have decided to postpone the event on Thursday 26 March at the Perth Concert
Perth Creative Exchange, a £4.5 million creative hub which will help boost the local Perthshire arts economy, was officially opened at a launch ceremony on Wednesday February 26, by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy. The Provost unveiled a plaque to commemorate the success of this partnership regeneration project by Wasps Artists’ Studios
A 60 week programme of work to transform the B-listed former St Paul’s Church on Perth’s Old High Street is set for completion in August 2020.
Throughout February, a series of events and workshops designed for individuals and organisations looking to start up or grow a business, learn new skills, build networks, find inspiration or gain a competitive edge will be taking place across Tayside as part of the Tay Cities Business Month. The events will be covering topics such as: E-Commerce; Book-keeping;
Perth-based The Bathroom Company celebrates an impressive 25 years in business this year. The company forms part of The Haddow Group.
Project Beacon will combine mechanical and chemical recycling in the world’s first Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility.
Food and drink, adventure activities and creative and design experiences could all help grow tourism in the East of Scotland in the next five years, that’s what attendees at a leading industry conference heard today (19 March) Over 200 delegates attended the first ever Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference at Dundee Rep Theatre. Organised by
Award-winning Perthshire distillery Persie is celebrating the imminent launch of its third Dog Gin – the zesty Dachshund Gin. In April 2019 it will join the “Labrador” and the “Spaniel” to make a trio of Dog Gins whose flavours are inspired by these beloved breeds. Dog fans will be doing a good deed with every
Fraktul, a Perth-based marketing business which provides award-winning support to a range of organisations, celebrates its 10 th anniversary this year. The company, which Managing Director Stephen Gorton started with his wife Madelaine, has grown in that time to become a thriving, expanding business employing a team of six with headquarters in Perth and satellite
Perth Racecourse is one of only six of 60 UK racecourses to achieve five-star status according to a survey of horse racing staff who use venue facilities, published this week.
The latest 11 participants on the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Creative Accelerator Programme took part in their Showcase event in December 2018, where they gave presentations on their businesses, the stories behind them and their plans for development. The 11 “founders” – who took part in the intensive 12-week Accelerator course – are all from
As part of the Tay Cities Deal, the Scottish and UK governments will invest up to £62m in the work of the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie. This investment will go towards the Institute’s International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre. The International Barley Hub is an ambitious development to create a world-leading
Nicola Sturgeon has announced additional funding for a new bridge over the River Tay and road improvement works as part of the Tay Cities Deal.
The Cross Tay Link Road project, which will see the A9 linked with the A93 and A94 north of Scone, will receive £40 million in investment in an aim to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, as well as to open up sites for housing and economic development.
Bus operator Stagecoach is backing independent businesses in Perth by signing up to the local Mi Rewards loyalty scheme, giving passengers the chance to benefit from shopping local and travelling by bus. Mi Rewards, the UK’s first card-linked loyalty programme launched in Perth in September 2018 by Miconex – a company founded and based in
ACS Aviation have claimed a prestigious award for attracting overseas business to Perthshire, Scotland.
Perth & Kinross Council has welcomed an additional £50 million funding from Scottish Government announced today for the Tay Cities Region. The funding includes £40m towards the Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR), which is integral to the future growth and development of Perth and the surrounding area. People moving to the new Bertha Park development
Ambitious plans to make Perth one of Europe’s great small cities will take a major step forward this week with the launch for the first time of a single consistent place story for the region.
Perth construction firm Morris & Spottiswood has been selected by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to take on a programme of works after being appointed to its Estate Contractor Framework.
Tourism is the “heartbeat” of the Perth and Kinross economy, according to the country’s national agency for attracting visitors.
“You know it’s right when people are taking photographs of the food before they take a taste.”
That’s the advice of Andrew D. Scott, business consultant and serial hospitality entrepreneur, who draws on more than 15 years’ experience running his own food & drink businesses.
Tayside’s economy would receive a £500 million boost from an eco-innovation business park in Perth, developers claim.
At Expo Real 2018, the Scottish Cities Alliance, a unique collaboration of Scotland’s seven cities and the Scottish Government, will launch its largest investment portfolio yet, with billions of Euros worth of prime development opportunities.
The ‘Mi Rewards’ programme, the first of its kind in the UK, is to be piloted in the Scottish city of Perth to in order to reward shoppers for spending money locally. After a successful trial, it is hoped the scheme could be replicated across the rest of the UK.
Lying in the heart of Scotland, offering great transport links and beautiful rolling countryside on its doorstep, Perth West is an exciting, sustainable investment opportunity in a growing city, offering investors the chance to get in at an early stage.
Work continues to progress at St Paul’s Church as part of the Council’s plan to repair and transform part of the historic building into a versatile public space. Work done on site to date includes site establishment; removal of overhead risks (loose slates, masonry, vegetation, other debris); inspection by engineers of the high level areas;