Business training grants for companies

LOCAL companies could be helped with their growth thanks to a Business Training Grant on offer from East Dunbartonshire Council.

Part-funded by the European Union, the grant is offered as part of a wider programme of business support available in the area, which also includes help with planning, relocation and web development.

The funding can also pay up to 50 per cent of the costs of training.

Councillor Billy Hendry: “The importance of training in sales and marketing to small businesses has recently been highlighted through the Federation of Small Businesses Voice of Small Business Survey which found that almost half of respondents identified that help with sales, marketing and PR would help their business to develop or grow.”

Interested businesses should contact the Economic Development team on 0141 578 8621 or visit the Open for Business website at www.eastdunbartonforbusiness.co.uk for more information.