Local business people’s views wanted by economy committee

09/09/2011

The views of local business people are being sought as part of an inquiry launched today into Business Gateway by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

The committee would like to hear from business people across Scotland who use the Business Gateway service which is designed to offer advice and information to start up and existing businesses.

It is particularly interested in hearing about the strengths and weaknesses of the service and how the committee could recommend any changes to the new Business Gateway contract which will be retendered by local authorities in 2012.

Committee Convener Gavin Brown MSP said:

“The renewal of the Business Gateway contracts represents an opportunity to take stock of the service and to focus on priorities for business support in the future. The committee is interested to hear from business organisations with experiences good or bad and to hear views on what the contracts should look like going forward”.

More information on the inquiry and details of how to submit evidence can be found here:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s4/committees/eet/documents/BusinessGateway-RemitandTermsofreference.pdf

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