29 August 2019
Investment Minister Ivan McKee MSP joins SCDI at TotsBots in Glasgow to launch Productivity Club Scotland.
SCDI Director of Policy, Matt Lancashire said: “The Productivity Clubs will, first and foremost be business led and engage businesses across Scotland to learn how they can improve their own productivity. We would urge as many businesses as possible to sign-up for free at www.productivity.scot.”
“Productivity is crucial to growth and there is a long-term need to improve Scotland and the UK’s performance in this area. What we know from speaking to our members is that they are most likely to take action on business productivity when the benefits are clearly demonstrated and explained by one of their peers or someone else in business they respect”
“That is the challenge which Productivity Clubs seek to meet. There are a lot of networking events out there but these events and activities will, first, be focussed purely on improving productivity and, second, be aimed at learning rather than sales or direct business partnership.”
Investment Minister Ivan McKee said:
“I am pleased to launch the Productivity Club Pilot in Glasgow which will help businesses who want to improve their performance. Designed by business for business, these pilots will offer peer-to-peer learning advice and experience to help increase productivity performance and help Scotland reach international productivity benchmarks.
“Since 2007, productivity in Scotland has grown at a faster rate than the rest of the UK. To build on this success, we are taking steps now to ensure we improve our national performance. We are supporting business, employment and wage growth through our Economic Action Plan, which is working to deliver higher productivity, improve fair work and encourage inclusive growth.”