Lanarkshire Business Hub – February 2020


Almost 80 representatives from businesses across Lanarkshire attended the Lanarkshire Business Hub’s latest networking breakfast in the Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel in East Kilbride.

Run in partnership with the Lanarkshire Business Group, the breakfast was followed by an introduction from Paul McCaughey, who gave more information on the group, how it operates and how to get involved.

Procurement expert Fran Goldie from the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) gave a presentation before Bruce Gunn from Passion4Social CIC presented to guests about how he created this social enterprise to give sustainable employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities and how they have benefited from SDP’s advice.

One guest, who attended the breakfast for the first time, said: “I met several new contacts and learned a few new things including support available for SME's in my area. I enjoyed the event and have completed and returned my registration form to become a member.”

Another guest, who is a regular attendee, said:  “Best session yet - thank you. The speakers were very informative and interesting and I had the chance to connect with new people as well as old contacts.”

The next event will take place on Tuesday 24th March at Ravenscraig Sport Facility in Motherwell and will run under the banner of the Lanarkshire Business Partnership.

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Lanarkshire Business Partnership was formed by Lanarkshire Business Hub, New College Lanarkshire, FSB, Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and RBS to provide a greater platform for local businesses to network, learn and collaborate.

Lanarkshire Business Hub offers local businesses a free forum to come together to meet and share their business knowledge and experiences through networking and business presentations. The events are run by New College Lanarkshire and sponsored by North and South Lanarkshire Councils.

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