Road­show to find eco­nomic suc­cess sto­ries

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A se­ries of road­shows is be­ing held to pro­vide an up­date on the work of the South of Scot­land Eco­nomic Part­ner­ship.

Of­fi­cials will be out and about to pro­vide peo­ple, busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­ni­ties with an up­date on what they’ve done in their first 18 months, as well as the fu­ture of a ded­i­cated en­ter­prise agency for the south of Scot­land.

One road­show will be held in the Gor­don Me­mo­rial Hall in Cas­tle Douglas on June 4 with an­other in the CatS­trand at New Gal­loway on June 10. Both start at 6.45pm.

Part­ner­ship chair­man, Pro­fes­sor Rus­sel Griggs, said: “One year ago we held 26 events across the south of Scot­land hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions about the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties we have and the po­ten­tial pow­ers and fo­cus of a new agency.

“Twelve months on much has changed – a bill is pro­gress­ing through the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment to es­tab­lish South of Scot­land En­ter­prise and more than £8 mil­lion of fund­ing has been dis­trib­uted by the Scot­tish Govern­ment through the Part­ner­ship for a wide range of projects.

“I’d en­cour­age any­one who has an in­ter­est in the fu­ture of the econ­omy and skills and train­ing in the south of Scot­land to at­tend one of the up­com­ing events.”

On­line book­ing for the road­shows is es­sen­tial. Places can be booked at www.sup.org.uk/sosep.asp.

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