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Business Group

Business

Chairpersons(s)

  • Allan Comry (North Lanarkshire Council)
  • David Gardener (Dumfries and Galloway Council)
  • Graham Smith (Glasgow City Council)

  1. To share knowledge and experiences and to encourage roll-out of best practice in relation to Scottish local authorities’ involvement in business start-up, business sustainability and company growth support.
  2. To debate and agree SLAED’s policy and approach to current and emerging issues, engaging COSLA, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, SDI  and others as appropriate; enabling a strong voice on behalf of local authorities and providing a clear mandate for any representatives to speak on behalf of SLAED on issues related to inward investment, international trade, innovation, inclusive growth, social enterprise, cooperative development, business start-up, SME support, business engagement and local economic impact of businesses.
  3. To provide a forum for members to raise any issues or questions within a closed and supportive network, offering a shared approach to problem-solving.
  4. To review performance, promote achievements and challenge each other towards continuous improvement and professional development.
  5. To promote greater awareness of the achievements and capabilities of LA economic and business development in Scotland, to government, the business community and the wider public.

To be updated.