The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 26 June 2009


See the Claret Jug at Brunston Castle Golf Club

For all you golf fans out there...ever dreamed of getting your hands on the Claret Jug, the most prestigious prize in world golf?


Well here is your chance! The famous trophy will be visiting Brunston on Wednesday 1 July from 5pm to 9pm as part of the build up to the Open Championship taking place 5 miles away at Turnberry from the 16 to 19 July.

Come along and get your picture taken with the trophy. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Brunston Castle Golf Club
Dailly KA26 9SB
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Cheryl Steven, General Manager
Tel: 01465 811471
Fax: 01465 811545
E-mail: cheryl.steven@brunstoncastle.co.uk
Web: www.brunstoncastle.co.uk

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Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Elite Ayrshire Business Circle to
meet at Braehead Foods Cook School


THE next meeting of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle will be held between 8am-10am on Friday 3 July at the Cook School at Braehead Foods in Kilmarnock.


During the meeting members and guests will be given a guided tour of the new state of the art facilities. Breakfast refreshments will also be provided, as well as a demonstration comprising the following - poached eggs with smoked salmon, cinnamon French bread and American style muffins.

The Cook School at Braehead Foods opened in March this year. It is part of the new Braehead Foods headquarters at Moorfields Industrial Estate, Kilmarnock, which the company moved to in April last year. The 30,000 sq ft premises were purpose built and houses the factory processing unit, cook school, demonstration kitchen, restaurant, shop and administrative headquarters.


Michelin-starred chef Steven Doherty (pictured above) is the managing director, and he and his team of in-house and guest chefs from acclaimed establishments across Scotland provide tuition in over 18 different types of courses from game to red meat to simple shellfish to desserts.

The cook school received five-star Visit Scotland status recently for its tourist facilities. The school offers day, evening and weekend courses for adults and children, as well as children’s parties and corporate events.

7 Moorfields North Industrial Park,
Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock,
KA2 0FE.

(If using SatNav - The postcode is : KA1 2RS)

For details of how to get to the cook school CLICK HERE or telephone 01563 550008.

If you wish to attend, please contact:

Murdoch MacDonald
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle
Registered Office
Dalblair House
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Ayrshire, Scotland

Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322
E-mail: famepublicity@aol.com

LINKS:

allmediascotland South Ayrshire Council OpenPress I-Newswire PR-GB UKPRWire 24/7

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Scotland ranked sixth globally in World Bank survey

First in UK for inward investment

THE World Bank has ranked Scottish Development International (SDI) sixth in the world for its work in attracting overseas investment to Scotland.


[Pictured: SDI chief executive Lena Wilson.]

The Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking report for 2009 examined how effectively government organisations such as SDI are at promoting their countries to inward investors.

Produced jointly by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the report looked at the work of 181 countries in influencing foreign investors looking for new global locations.

As well as the global ranking, SDI recorded the highest score in the UK – and was noted particularly for its work in the areas of customer care and follow-up.

Commenting on the results, Ceci Sager, Manager, Investment Climate Advisory Services Department at the World Bank, said:

"We would like to congratulate Scottish Development International on achieving such a high level of performance despite the challenging economic climate. SDI excelled over many of its peers, scoring particularly highly in the area of customer care and follow up.

"One of the leading investment promotion agencies in both in the UK and globally, SDI has proven to be very effective in facilitating foreign investment projects, further building on Scotland’s reputation as a successful global investment location."

Last week SDI announced that over the period 2008-09 it brought £500 million of planned investment to Scotland, including almost 2,000 high value jobs.

Speaking about the report, SDI chief executive Lena Wilson said:

“Scotland has a strong track record of attracting foreign direct investment, and our World Bank ranking further builds on the real success we have had over the past year in bringing projects to Scotland.

“However, in the current economic climate it’s more important than ever that we continue to focus on attracting high quality research and development projects and opportunities for skilled employment to Scotland. Inward investment based on this has the potential to become firmly embedded in the Scottish economy and make a real contribution to our long-term growth.”

Scotland came sixth globally after Austria, Copenhagen, Sweden, Germany and Canada. Each agency website and two ‘mystery shopper’ projects were assessed.

SDI’s work to attract inward investment to Scotland saw the creation of 4,000 jobs over the period 2008-09, almost 2,000 of which were high value jobs with salaries of over £30k.

Examples of organisations which have either located or expanded their operations in Scotland in the past year include esure, Schering Plough, Shed Media and Doosan Babcock.

Scottish Development International (SDI) works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland to help the economy grow. It also helps Scottish companies to do more business overseas and promote Scotland as a good place to live, work and do business. It is jointly operated by Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government, and its work is guided by the Scottish Government’s strategy for economic development in Scotland.

For further information visit www.sdi.co.uk

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