Business Gateway closures unacceptable

Jo Swinson has responded with concern to reports that the Business Gateway offices in East Dunbartonshire are to close.

Commenting on the news that planned changes to small business support services in Dunbartonshire will see 4 out of the current 5 Business Gateway offices close, with only one premises, Clydebank, remaining, Jo said:

“Business Gateway provides a valuable support to people facing the challenges of starting up a new business. The closure of these services in East Dunbartonshire would leave an unacceptable lack of small business support.

“I am strongly opposed to any closure of this kind taking place in East Dunbartonshire. No contract should be awarded to a provider proposing such drastic cuts.”

The five Business Gateway offices in Dunbartonshire currently are Clydebank, Bearsden, Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton and Helensburgh.

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