Borders businesses targeting substantial growth

Almost 60 businesses in the Scottish Borders are expecting to increase their turnover by at least £100,000 over the next three years after receiving support from the Business Gateway service.

A total of 219 new start-up businesses also began trading during 2016/17 after receiving free advice and support from the service, which is provided locally by Scottish Borders Council and offers information, advice and guidance to people who are considering starting a business or growing their existing business.

The service’s annual report was presented to the Council’s Executive Committee this week.



“The Business Gateway service in the Borders changed from a sectoral to a geographical approach last year to widen their reach across the region and that has paid-off with huge numbers attending their workshops.”

Read the full story on the Scottish Business News Network site here.