Businesses urged to look into new grants

Budding businesses are being offered a financial boost from a programme of start-up grants designed to encourage local investment.

The grants, available via East Dunbartonshire’s Business Gateway team, are aimed at people who have just started - or are about to start - their own business.

Ashley Woods, of The Health and Beauty Salon in Bishopbriggs, is urging rising stars of enterprise to apply after securing two grants via the service.

Ashley, who started trading in November, said: “I was self-employed and not making a huge amount of money, so finding out what I might be entitled to was amazing.”

“It’s important to have a look and see what support is out there.”

To apply for a grant of up to £300 call 0141 578 8530 or e-mail bgateway@eastdunbarton.gov.uk