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Dear fellow QBA members,

As you may know, Hopetoun is hosting an International Horse Trials this year on the 30th and 31 July. The Event is building on the Novice level Horse Trials that has been held here for many years, and on the Hopetoun Summer Fair, now being run together as a bigger and better single event with something for everyone - from the thrill of the Horse Trials themselves to Arena Entertainments, a Kids Zone and speciality shopping on the West Lawns.

Tickets are available on the gate at £15 per adult (children under 15 free!), though advance tickets can be purchased from TicketMaster at only £10.

If any QBA members would like to become more involved we still have advertising space in the programme which I can offer to you at a reduced rate, and include some complimentary tickets (details below). There are also a few Jumps left to sponsor if you would like to sponsor one and have your companies name as part of the course (which includes Hospitality in the Stables).

There is also the opportunity to take advantage of pre-booked individual Hospitality tickets which means that people can enjoy a lunch in the Stables, as well as tea and coffee on arrival and in the afternoon, and exclusive access through the House to the actual event, just to give the enjoyment of the day that extra special feel.

In addition to that we are also hosting a Hopetoun Ceilidh in the Ballroom on the Saturday night with the Cairnside Ceilidh Band. The tickets for this are open to all and can be purchased individually, which means it would be a great way for people to experience Hopetoun Hospitality if your companies haven't quite yet got around to hosting their own Gala Evening here!

I have pdf's of all these activities which I could send to you if you would like further info, and there is more info on the web-site ( and I have written a brief summary of prices and times below. If you are interested please contact me care of or call me on 0131 331 2451.

Thanks to you all and hoping that you can join us for the Event,


Programme Advertising (QBA rate) / Full rate
Quarter page (£70) / £100 - includes 2 complimentary adult tickets (worth £15 pounds each)
Half Page (£120) / £150 - includes 2 complimentary adult tickets
Full Page (£200) / £250 - includes 4 complimentary adult tickets
Stables Hospitality
Lunch in the Stables Restaurant, Tea and Coffee on Arrival and at teatime, private parking, exclusive access though the House to the Event area.
£70 per person per day, including price of admission ticket (£15)

Hopetoun Ceilidh
Saturday 30th, 7.30pm - 1am with the renowned Cairnside Ceilidh Band
£30 per ticket

Jump Sponsorship from £400
Piers de Salis
General Manager, Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House. South Queensferry, Nr Edinburgh, EH30 9SL
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Chambers Working Together!

West Lothian has joined with Midlothian and East Lothian Chambers of Commerce to publish the INCOMMERCE business magazine.


  • Circulated to all chamber members, and other businesses within the Lothian’s area.
  • Electronically distributed to approx 10,000 contacts
  • Offering the opportunity to market your business to a wider audience.


As a Chamber Member you are invited to submit your good news/ press stories for complimentary inclusion.

All article submitted will be considered for publication. Please submit to all photos must be high resolution and have full copyright permission for use in magazine, website and emails.


This is a fantastic opportunity to advertise your products and services to a wide and diverse audience to increase your business contacts and network.

Over the next few weeks you will be contacted by either Derek Scott or George Spence (D-Tech Publishers) who will provide more information on this opportunity.

Any queries please give me a call

Best regards

Aileen Ross

Membership Support

BMW Joint Chamber Business Networking Lunch

Dalhousie Castle & Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB

Tuesday, 21st June 2011, 12.0noon - 2.00pm

This joint networking lunch with the Scottish Borders, West Lothian and Midlothian & East Lothian Chambers of- fers the ideal opportunity to extend your business links. Network over a delicious 2-course lunch in the fascinating 13th century fortress set within acres of wooded park- land on the picturesque banks of the River Esk.

Remember to bring plenty of business cards for what is always a popular event.

Members: £20.00 incl VAT
Non Members: £25.00 incl VAT

To book your place(s) at this event please contact Aileen on or call 01506 777 937 or

To book and pay online click here

Centrex House Charity Golf Day


Help for Heroes

Uphall Golf Club 15th July 2011
Breakfast in clubhouse @ 10’oclock
What is included?
Morning Rolls / tea and coffee
High Tea
18 Holes of Golf
Drinks /Presentation / Networking
£40 per person
With £5 per person going straight to the Help for Heroes Charity
This is a great opportunity to network with some of West Lothian best Quality Company’s who are based within Centrex House
Contact Nathan Brown on 07834522931 or email to book,
Information on Charity
Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support for those wounded in the service of our country, H4H does not argue about the rights and wrongs of war, instead the message is simple; they simply want to help by asking everyone to do their bit to raise money. Once raised, every penny is used to build facilities and provide services that give our wounded heroes the very best support and chance of fulfilling futures. Please Help our Heroes.
We are playing? A Four ball match is a type of golf match. In a stroke play competition, competitors are paired and play as a team. Each golfer plays their own ball, with the lower score on each hole being counted. Only one of the pair is required to complete each hole. The winners are the team with the lowest aggregate score over a set number of holes.

Event : Business tips for suppliers to the Public Sector

Date :  Wednesday 13 April 2011

Venue : Main Council Chamber, City Chambers, High Street,  Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

Time : 6.00pm

Interested in applying for public sector contracts? Our FREE SEMINAR FOR BUSINESSES maybe be just the thing you are looking for to help you through the tendering system for public sector contracts. Our free event will help you:

  • improve your chances of winning public sector contracts
  • Finding out what contracts are on offer
  • improve your tenders
  • show you what makes a good submission
  • tell you about common pitfalls

Book your place by emailing and include any access requirements you may have. Limited places available on a first come first served basis

Supported by the Federation of Small Businesses

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