Lanarkshire Business Hub lunch attended by MSP


More than 50 people including a local MSP attended a networking lunch at our Coatbridge Campus.

The Lanarkshire Business Hub event attracted dozens of business people as well as MSP Clare Adamson, who represents Motherwell and Wishaw. The lunch, aiming to help build a strong business community across Lanarkshire, took place recently at our 101 Park Street conference venue.

Members in attendance represented businesses such as Advanceworx, Exchange Communications, GMG Contractors, The Bottom Line and Bank of Scotland. The lunch included a presentation from Neil McCallum, Chairman of Young Enterprise Lanarkshire, a charity founded to offer entrepreneurial programmes to young people.

Airdrie-born Mr McCallum is also Director of Morrow Services and has previously worked for Stiell Group, Morgan Stanley, SEPA and until recently was Managing Director at Critiqom. The event’s second speaker, Colin McKeand, is known as ‘Scotland’s Mr Networking’ and specialises in training individuals and businesses of all sizes in the art of making successful connections.

Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch and a chance to network before Mr McKeand hosted a question and answer session to close the event.

Clare Adamson MSP hailed the lunch a success, saying: “Lanarkshire Business Hub never disappoints and the recent event was both challenging and informative.

“It is wonderful to see so many local Lanarkshire businesses in attendance and to hear about the entrepreneurial work being carried out in our schools and youth organisations.”

The Lanarkshire Business Hub has grown to encompass more than 300 members since it began in 2009 when it was known as the KT Hub. The forum – a free service for members to share knowledge and experience at a range of events – offers a meeting place for businesses working across Lanarkshire and the central belt, from large organisations to small, independent firms.

Deborah Grant, Commercial Development Manager, said: “Both our business breakfasts and lunches hosted throughout the year have proven very popular.

“Members’ feedback has been extremely positive and they particularly enjoy attending the events which are now hosted across our various campuses and at employer premises throughout Lanarkshire.

“Our service has provided an opportunity for more businesses to engage and, as a result, has seen our membership increase dramatically.”

The next event, a Networking Breakfast on the theme of ‘Understanding Finance for the Business Owner’, will be on Wednesday, September 21 at our Motherwell Campus. The Lanarkshire Business Hub is supported by North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council.

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