Companies in Scotland's creative industries could significantly boost their productivity and profitability by collaborating, according to Co-operative Development Scotland.
The Scottish Enterprise subsidiary will be promoting the consortium model at a free half-day conference on collaboration this month. Business Success – the Collaborative Solution, will be chaired by Alf Young and will focus on how joining forces can help existing businesses scale-up their innovation, productivity and growth.
Raymond O’Hare, Chairman of The Institute of Directors in Scotland and former Head of Microsoft in Scotland, will address the event as keynote speaker, while a panel of entrepreneurs will explain how collaboration helped take their businesses to the next level of growth. Delegates will also have an interactive opportunity to seek collaborative solutions to their specific business issues.
Sarah Deas, CDS Chief Executive said: "In tough economic times, collaborating can help companies grow and prosper. By forming co-operative consortia, businesses can purchase and sell more effectively, increase their productivity and share resources, whilst retaining their independence. CDS is seeing growing interest in these business models and believes Scotland's economy could achieve real critical mass and productivity benefits if collaboration was more widely adopted."
Business Success - the Collaborative Solution, takes place on the morning of Thursday 25th August 2011 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. Register for this event here.
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