Despite the miserable weather, there was a very good local press turnout for the launch of the Scottish Borders Business Forum’s website this morning.
Scottish Borders Business Forum’s (SBBF) Steering Group members were joined by local councillors and politicians at the site of the new Galashiels Transport Interchange.
Jack Clark, chairman of SBBF, said: “We are delighted to be able to visit the Transport Interchange today, which will provide 21st century integrated transport facilities for the Scottish Borders and will bring economic benefits for businesses and the communities they serve.”
“With the return of the railway next September, this is a time of opportunity for the business community, and the Scottish Borders Business Forum is the united voice of the sector in the region.
“The forum represents more than 40 associations, including those involved in tourism, agriculture, construction, food & drink, education, manufacturing, renewables and creative industries, and this enables the business industry to speak with one voice both within and outwith the region.
“Our main aim is to give critical mass to the diverse range of Borders businesses, enabling credible dialogue with decision-makers at a local, Scottish and UK level.”
Brand Satellite’s Giles Etherington presides on the Steering Group as the representative for the creative industries and was responsible for the Forum’s new brand identity and website.