Skill up your business with Linkedin training

We have now completed the first Linkedin Training for business and will soon be offering more dates in April – watch this space for details.

To book your space or find out more email:

During the training we will demonstrate how to:

  • Optimise your profile and rank higher in LinkedIn searches thus increasing relevant visitors to your profile
  • Generate more leads by engaging with others using relevant content
  • Increase customer share by behaving smarter than your competitors
  • Engage targeted industry professionals
  • Use groups to become a thought leader and carry out research
  • Create Showcase pages for your business

The end result of this LinkedIn session is:

  • Optimised profile in LinkedIn
  • Development of new credible relationships
  • Communicating and engaging effectively with your target audience
  • Raised personal and brand profile

Cost is £125pp and lasts for approx 3hrs

To book your space or find out more email:

Training takes place at:
Glasgow Caledonian University, 5th Floor, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0FH

We invite you to: Skill up your business

When:  12.15 – 2pm Friday 6th March 2015
Where: Glasgow Caledonian University

Blog pinnacleDo you have the creativity and innovation to compliment your services and products? Is social leadership and brand culture the asset it could be in your business?  – How are you planning to take advantage of opportunities in 2015?

If you’re shouting ‘no’ or are not sure what this all means for your business then now is the time to find out more and get skilled up. There is huge demand for businesses to thrive, grow and contribute to the success of their local economy but sometimes we all need a helping hand.

Glasgow Caledonian University have teamed up with Creating Sparks to engage with SMEs across the City to access the University’s business support expertise and training to help fill the gaps in:

  • Creativity
  • Social leadership
  • Brand culture
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship


The training model combines Glasgow Caledonian University’s expertise in innovation and research and Creating Sparks creativity and skills.

You are invited to this free event where, over a light lunch we will demonstrate and explain how you and your colleagues can benefit from training in these areas in order to skill up and grow your business.

Book a place:

Deal or no Deal!

DC Scottish Chambers

Photo credit @David_Cameron

The invitation to a Business Leaders’ Breakfast Event said the speaker would be a VIP Senior Cabinet Minister of the UK Government’. It didn’t need a rocket scientist to work out that the politician in question is aka as David Cameron.

My countdown is set to the start of the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at 19 days to go.  However the PM has his sights set on the Scottish Independence Referendum in September, so it was no surprise that the theme for the breakfast event revolved around the arguments for Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom.

David Cameron told us that there are four key business reasons to retain the Union:

  1. Solidarity
  2. Opportunity
  3. Certainty
  4.  Scale

The PM then answered questions from the floor on a broad range of topics including: Oil and Gas, Poverty, Infrastructure and Education

With all this said David Cameron could not better his announcement yesterday of a City Deal for Glasgow and the region.  City Deal means that £500 million will be injected in to Glasgow and the surrounding area to strengthen the economy.

With the Scottish Government matching the £500 million pledge and local authorities in the Clyde Valley area contributing £130m, a £1.1billion infrastructure fund will be created to support the much needed city centre airport rail link and major improvements to the region’s roads and bus network.  The City Deal is scheduled to create 28,000+ new jobs over the next 20 years.

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said of the pledge We endorse the principal of City Deal on two counts.  Firstly it will involve investment in economic infrastructure across the local authorities that make up the real Glasgow economy to promote economic growth.  Secondly it requires firm discipline in agreeing the projects giving the local authorities a genuine incentive to choose projects that improve the economy and create jobs”.

Financial pledges for Scotland like this are very welcome anytime no matter what party they come from.