Scottish business community can deliver a sustainable future

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Later this month CMS is joining forces with The Scotsman to bring together leading business and academic figures for the Leadership for a Sustainable Future event. Insights will be shared by a range of specialists including Zoë Arden, Fellow, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership; James Withers, CEO, Scotland Food & Drink; Liz Lowe, Head Of Sustainability, Great […]

Courageous collaborations required to help shape a positive future

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Ahead of The Scotsman’s free to attend webinar Leadership for a sustainable future on Wednesday 25th November we hear the thoughts of its keynote speaker Zoë Arden, Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Four words that sum up these unprecedented times. A second UK lockdown underway, […]

Leadership for a sustainable future – Webinar

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CMS Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with The Scotsman to deliver a virtual event on leadership for a sustainable future. Sustainability has increasingly been on the agenda of business, investors, funders, the public sector and third sector. The pandemic has accelerated change and sharpened focus in this area. These challenging times are […]

Open Banking and the financial data revolution

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Revolutions pit the old order against the new.  An unlikely source of just such a clash is currently happening in financial services. The Open Banking revolution, as it has come to be known, is a direct result of the EU Directive on payment services (PSD 2). This rather dull sounding piece of legislation is ripping open the banking sector’s […]

In the Know

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2020: the year ahead. Maybe? It’s been a strange old decade, the 2010s. We’ve seen interest rates go places we thought impossible, central banks do things we never expected and, here in the UK, had more than our fair share of votes. A new year beckons, so the time is upon me to channel the […]

The Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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The NHS is world-renowned for its cradle-to-grave provision of healthcare that’s free at the point of use. As the fifth largest employer in the world, most Britons know someone who works within the healthcare system, and it holds a special place in many hearts around the UK. Since its founding in 1948, it has grappled […]

Either you’re good or you’re dead

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More than anything else, one thing has been at the top of our mind lately: in business, if you’re not the cheapest or the best, you’re toast. This really hit home to me when I travelled to the US in May 2018 to hunt for companies to invest in. I visited numerous companies that were […]