Business and trade News
Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013
The multi-agency task force set up to look at the way forward for East Kilbride has come up with a four point action plan.
Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The green light has been given to create a new National Business District at Shawfield that could support 15,000 jobs.
Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Local businesses are being warned to not fall for a European scam that could cost them more than £3000.
Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013
A booklet highlighting the dangers of HGVs has been created to warn children of the particular dangers posed by large vehicles.
Published on Friday, 22 March 2013
The council is joining other councils, businesses and communities across the world for WWF's Earth Hour 2013 this weekend.
Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013
More than 120 pupils from 34 primary schools across the Hamilton area have taken part in an annual pupil council conference.
Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013
Sharing ideas on strengthening local communities will be the main focus of this year's Rural Communities Conference.
Published on Monday, 25 February 2013
A range of free events are set to get underway this week to promote business opportunities and support available in Lanarkshire.
Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013
South Lanarkshire has achieved Fairtrade Zone status following its commitment to the principles of the Fair Trade movement.
Published on Friday, 18 January 2013
A scheme to boost consumer confidence when buying goods and services from local firms has been welcomed by residents.
Published on Monday, 14 January 2013
The council is the first in Scotland to rebuild a country road using recycled tyres.
Published on Monday, 31 December 2012
Young people from across South Lanarkshire have turned £1 into £2300 for a Scots charity in just four weeks.
Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
The first phase of a new National Business District which could support 15,000 jobs has been given the go ahead.
Published on Friday, 07 December 2012
One of the largest regeneration schemes in Scotland has been given the green light to develop a derelict part of Rutherglen.
Published on Monday, 12 November 2012
Improvements to buildings and landmarks in the Leadhills area have now been completed thanks to a special conservation project.
Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012
Spooky Halloween fun will be coming to Hamilton Town Centre this weekend.
Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
More than 100 registered premises across South Lanarkshire have now started selling fireworks in the run-up to Bonfire Night.
Published on Friday, 05 October 2012
Lanarkshire businesses and entrepreneurs can now take advantage of a £6.8million business support boost.
Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2012
The construction of the new £7.1million St Mark's Primary School in Rutherglen has been given the green light.
Published on Friday, 21 September 2012
A six-week project to upgrade the local gas network in Wellhall Road, Hamilton is set to get underway on Tuesday 25 September.
Published on Thursday, 20 September 2012
Roadworks planned for the A72, or the Clyde Valley Road as it is known locally, have been postponed.
Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The winner of the council's first ever Young Apprentice contest, loosely based on the TV series, has been announced.
Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012
A Hamilton jeweller who admitted stealing almost £100,000 of goods from customers has been jailed for 15 months.
Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Major resurfacing works get underway along the A749 Glasgow Road in East Kilbride from Saturday 8 September.
Published on Monday, 03 September 2012
A free conference is being held to explore how renewable energy can benefit both biodiversity and the surrounding communities.
Published on Friday, 31 August 2012
More than £4million in road improvements are being invested at Hamilton International Park to attract new businesses and jobs.
Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2012
The Brunchbox Takeaway in Hamilton and three primary schools in East Kilbride have scooped national eat safe awards.
Published on Friday, 17 August 2012
A Hamilton jeweller has admitted stealing almost £100,000 worth of goods from customers.
Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2012
The council will lead a taskforce to look at the way forward following Rolls-Royce decision to quit East Kilbride in 2015.
Published on Thursday, 02 August 2012
To boost more low carbon vehicle usage there are now 44 fast charging electric vehicle charging bays across South Lanarkshire.
Published on Friday, 13 July 2012
A family-run plumbing company is the first in Scotland to be certified under the approved trader scheme.
Published on Monday, 18 June 2012
Novelty 'bling' dummies have been seized amid fears they provide a ‘serious choking hazard' to babies.
Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Major carriageway resurfacing continues at the Top Cross in Lanark this weekend.
Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012
A rallying call has gone out to everyone who loves and takes pride in Lanarkshire to make 2013 a very special year.
Published on Monday, 28 May 2012
Garages are being warned to tread carefully after all of those visited in a recent test purchase exercise breached safety rules.
Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012
A special themed event has been held to raise awareness of the dangers of stress in the workplace.
Published on Friday, 27 April 2012
There are a few stalls left at this year's fun day marketplace for community groups and local businesses to promote themselves.
Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2012
New warnings have been issued about a trio of 'scams' targeting residents across South Lanarkshire.
Published on Monday, 05 March 2012
The transformation of a former primary school in Rutherglen to modern business units is almost complete.
Published on Friday, 02 March 2012
The top businesses from across Lanarkshire have been recognised at a special awards ceremony tonight.
Published on Monday, 27 February 2012
A freephone number to help unemployed people in South Lanarkshire back into work has been launched.
Published on Thursday, 23 February 2012
A great place to do business - that's one of the main themes of the first ever Lanarkshire Business Week.
Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012
All householders - especially the elderly - are being warned about anyone offering building or roofing repairs door-to-door.
Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Plans have been given the green light for a £10million garden centre complex in East Kilbride which could create 150 jobs.
Published on Monday, 13 February 2012
In defiance of the economic gloom civic leaders and businesses have joined forces to launch the first Lanarkshire Business Week.
Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2012
A new scheme has been launched which will provide 80 new jobs and support businesses to employ local people.
Published on Monday, 06 February 2012
An award winning sound insulation scheme for homes has been launched in Scotland.
Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Pupils from East Kilbride have beaten more than 500 other teams at a national entrepreneurial challenge.
Published on Monday, 30 January 2012
The council is again taking on non-emergency repairs after reducing the backlog of emergency work caused by the recent storms.
Published on Friday, 20 January 2012
More than 600 people made redundant from construction firm WJ Harte are being invited to an event to help them back into work.
Published on Monday, 16 January 2012
The Scottish Government has decided local authorities will continue to deliver the verification of building work.
Published on Thursday, 22 December 2011
There are still some places left for an inspirational personal development event to help boost local businesses and employment.
Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Everyone is being warned to watch out for the latest version of a 'spam scam' targeting consumers this festive season.
Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Lanarkshire businesses are being encouraged to come along to an inspirational personal development event.
Published on Monday, 12 December 2011
Two athletics clubs in East Kilbride are getting more than £20,000 from the Whitelee Renewable Energy Fund.
Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2011
The first-stage plans for a major redevelopment of East Kilbride's Olympia Shopping Mall has been given the go-ahead.
Published on Saturday, 29 October 2011
Local businesses are being urged to enter the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2012.
Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011
An innovative project has been set up to help graduates in South Lanarkshire find jobs.
Published on Thursday, 04 August 2011
Householders are being targeted by a new version of a scam saying they can claim millions from a deceased 'relative'.
Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2011
They're the hottest tickets in town, they're free and they're available now at North and South Lanarkshire Council box offices.
Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The council's Trading Standards officers have welcomed the conviction of a workman on an 'unfair trading' charge.
Published on Friday, 17 June 2011
Trading Standards officers in South Lanarkshire are warning live music fans about a suspected online ticket scam.
Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Hamilton Park is set to start the 50-Day countdown to the 2011 Lanarkshire International Children's Games.
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2011
A second multi-million pound supermarket is coming to Larkhall with 400 new jobs being created by both developments.
Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2011
A 'Buy with Confidence' scheme is being introduced to improve consumer protection across South Lanarkshire.
Published on Monday, 04 April 2011
A play park at Lanark Loch will be upgraded thanks to £50,000 from the Black Law Renewable Energy Fund.
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2011
More than 1200 people, many of them young and disadvantaged, have found employment through the Future Jobs Fund.
Published on Thursday, 24 February 2011
Six more industrial units are under construction in an already well-established industrial area in Rutherglen.
Published on Tuesday, 22 February 2011
The sensitive restoration of Lanark Memorial Hall gets underway early next month.
Published on Monday, 21 February 2011
Budding youngsters are being challenged to become junior journalists and write about their area.
Published on Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Broadband is coming to an area of Clydesdale following a successful bid to the Scottish Government Challenge Fund.
Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011
More than 22,000 homes now have quality kitchens and bathrooms thanks to the council's housing programme.
Published on Thursday, 13 January 2011
More than £150million was spent at the festive sales but a survey has shown many shoppers were unaware of their consumer rights.
Published on Monday, 29 November 2010
Three projects are to benefit from more than £65,000 of funding from the Whitelee Renewable Energy Fund.
Published on Wednesday, 24 November 2010
With the top 12 toys costing £500 Trading Standards fears hard-pressed parents may look for cheaper, potentially dangerous alternatives.
Published on Friday, 19 November 2010
Residents are again being warned about unscrupulous sales people promising big reductions on house insurance if you buy their alarms.
Published on Tuesday, 16 November 2010
A massive haul of counterfeit computer games with a street value of more than £250,000 has been seized in an early morning raid.
Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Trading standards officers are determined to crack down on shops flouting the law after four stores sold fireworks to children under 16.
Published on Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Householders are being warned about unsolicited phone calls requesting bank details so a refund can be made on their Council Tax.
Published on Friday, 17 September 2010
Next week Trading Standards officers will be out and about giving advise to anyone who is concerned about the potential dangers of online shopping.
Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010
Three filling stations have received formal warnings after petrol was sold to an under-age volunteer during a test purchasing exercise.
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