On Thursday 16th February 2017, the Small Business Law Unit (SBLU) was invited to attend a local networking event hosted by East End Connections at Drygate Brewery. The event was open to all businesses in the area and organisations associated with providing assistance to local businesses.
The evening included presentations by Ivan McKee MSP and Anne McLaughlin MP on how they could assist local businesses in the East End of Glasgow in practical ways, such as bringing member’s debates to parliament on specific issues affecting businesses. The event also offered a chance to network with businesses, other organisations and parliamentary representatives in attendance. At this point, SBLU advisors were able to speak individually with businesses and inform them of the services that could be provided to them at the moment and in the future following the conclusion of the pilot stage of the project.
Commenting on the event, Megan McCulloch, SBLU Coordinator said:
“This event was a fantastic opportunity for the SBLU to meet local businesses and promote our services.
Although the project is still in its pilot phase, we are excited to be able to advise three clients in the coming months through our bespoke client services with the ultimate view to launch full services later in the year.
The events that East End Connections have proved an invaluable opportunity to reach out to businesses in the area in order to empower and boost the local community. We hope that through attending these events, we will be able to contribute to this great work and make a positive impact of those who need it most.”
For more information on the work that the SBLU does and the progress on its pilot so far, please click here.