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Chamber and committees

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Minutes: 04 May 2022

Wednesday, 04 May 2022

12th Meeting, 2022

Start time: 10:01am
Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
Published: Friday, 06 May 2022


1. Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 4 in private.

2. Town centres and retail:

The Committee took evidence from—

Gillian Crawford, Managing Director, Lily Blanche;

Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women’s Enterprise Scotland;

Stuart Mackinnon, Head of Communication and Public, Federation of Small Businesses;

Dr Peter Mowforth, Chief Executive, Indez;

and then from—

Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer, Business Gateway;

Neil Francis, Managing Director and Siobhan McDermit,Team Leader, Digital Trade Services, Scottish Development International .

3. Town centres and retail(In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and agreed to invite further witnesses to give evidence.

4. Work programme:

The Committee considered its work programme and agreed to write to the Scottish National Investment Bank.

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