Supporting Food Banks: Lessons from the Warehouse

After our company food bank collection at Christmas, our team wanted to do more to help so we arranged a volunteering day at the main warehouse in West Lothian. Volunteers from our office spent the day sorting, picking and packing just some of the 25 tonnes of food they had on site. Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Holly Murray

As we’re always interviewing other people we thought we might interview each other for a change!

So let’s meet a new member of our team, Holly Murray:

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RBS Food and Drink Conference 2017

Last Friday I attended the RBS Food and Drink Conference in Edinburgh, an all-day event focussed on one of Scotland’s core industry sectors. With representatives from entrepreneurial start-ups, seeking their first investors to more established SMEs, household names and global leaders, it was fantastic to hear about their organisations, how their businesses were facing the current market challenges and planning for the future.

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Industry Interview: Bryan Buchan

Industry Interview: Bryan Buchan, CEO Scottish Engineering

As recruiters we love finding out about other people’s career journey, their achievements and what they’ve learnt along the way. So, with that in mind, we’re interviewing key figures from Scottish industry and giving you an insight into their story so far.

This month, we interviewed Bryan Buchan currently CEO of Scottish Engineering; a highly regarded industry body with a heritage that spans 150 years! Continue reading

Google propose new emojis including female engineers, mechanics, scientists and technology professionals

Google have proposed 13 new emojis representing women in a wide range of professions. With the aim of “highlighting diversity in women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere”, Google recognises that for many people across the world, emojis are an increasingly important part of everyday communication and “a strong representation of culture”. Continue reading

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National Receptionists’ Day

It’s National Receptionists’ Day today. Originally started in the US in 1991, it is now recognised in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Receptionists are seen as the welcoming voice and face of an organisation, greeting all visitors, answering calls and generally ensuring everyone’s day runs smoothly. It’s a job I’ve held myself so I know there are many skills needed to thrive (or even just survive!) behind the reception desk and to mark this years’ National Receptionists’ Day we thought we’d have a look at just some of these skills, demonstrated by some well-known and well-loved fictional receptionists: Continue reading

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Scottish Engineering – Quarterly Meeting – March 2016

Following their latest quarterly report, Scottish Engineering has held their regular regional meetings to discuss updates and forecasts from engineering employers across Scotland. As active members of the group, our consultants attend a number of these meetings each quarter, providing insight into staffing trends, skills in demand and sharing feedback from our engineering client base.

Gail Halkett, Client Relationship Leader with Escape, attended the Fife event this quarter, held at Smith Anderson, a client of ours and family owned manufacturer specialising in the food packaging sector. She shares her feedback from this quarter’s updates below: Continue reading