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Scottish Enterprise launches new Strategic Framework

Chamber News, Member News 12th June 2019

Today Scottish Enterprise has published its new strategic framework, alongside associated materials.

This Framework is an approach which taps into Scotland’s past to build a brighter future today. As Chief Executive Steve Dunlop comments, “Scotland continues to have the potential to make a big impact on the world stage. Its reputation is growing as a place to do business – not just because of the skills, talent and resources at our disposal – but because of who and what we are: innovative, progressive, welcoming and dynamic.

“Businesses of every size in Scotland – from those that are home-grown to those that have chosen to locate here – all recognise there is an opportunity to be part of a growing economy that does things differently. To contribute to sustainability, equality and wellbeing while growing their business. To give something back. To be kind and do good.

We are proud to stand with these companies. To be the difference together. Likewise, we need to work hand in hand with partners and friends who share our vision, rallying together in a more open and collaborative way so we can maximise opportunities and tackle the big challenges.

The importance of a successful economy cannot be overestimated. We want all of Scotland’s children, and their children, to have the future they deserve. A future where every community, every family, and every individual benefits from economic success. We are Scotland’s national economic development agency – building Scotland’s future today. Today Scotland has the potential to make a big impact on the world stage.”

This Strategic Framework sets out our ambitions for the future of Scotland’s economy and how we will transform the way we work – including how we work with others – to achieve our ambitions. It outlines:

  • The economic context in which we operate, and the opportunities and challenges this presents.
  • The partnership model we work within.
  • Our new vision, purpose and values.
  • Our detailed three-year Corporate Strategy and one-year Operating Plan, and how we will measure progress against these.

Our Framework is set within the context of Scotland’s overall economic agenda – the Scottish Government and Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board’s vision of creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increased wellbeing, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

To ensure our Framework delivers effectively, we have worked closely with our agency partners to develop a shared understanding of the environment in which we operate and the outcomes we are pursuing.

Strategic partnerships are vital if we are to be successful in increasing Scotland’s productivity levels, delivering sustainable, inclusive economic growth and creating skilled jobs.

Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist of the Scottish Government, “In times of increased economic uncertainty, Scottish Enterprise’s role through its support and interaction with the business base is crucial in enabling and supporting business transformation, resilience and ultimately economic success for Scotland.”

For more information visit https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/media/3057/scottish-enterprise-building-scotlands-future-today.pdf to read in full.

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