Schedule unveiled for Scottish Borders Business Month

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Almost 30 free events will take place as part of Scottish Borders Business Month, which takes place from Thursday 1 October to Friday 6 November.

Events taking place as part of Business Month include a recruitment fair, innovative business breakfast, social media masterclass and hospitality skills clinic.

Organised by Business Gateway Scottish Borders and a range of partners, including Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Borders Exporters Association, and businesses such as Davidson Chalmers and the Royal Bank of Scotland, the series of events offers something for everyone in business in the Borders.

It all kicks off with the founder and Group Managing Director of sports brand Kukri, Phil Morris, sharing his experience of building a £25million international business from the idea stage. This will take place at the Buccleuch Arms in St Boswells on Thursday 1 October from noon to 2.30pm.

Phil McCreadie, Business Gateway manager, said: “We are delighted to have been able to produce a really extensive programme of events for Scottish Borders Business Month which covers everything from the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to copyright and trademarking for creative business to business lending.”

All the events are free to attend, however booking is essential for almost all. For more information on all the events taking place in Scottish Borders Business Month, and to book your place, visit www.bgateway.com/businessborders

Councillor Stuart Bell, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for economic development, said: “Scottish Borders Business Month is sure to offer something for everyone involved in the business community in the area, or for those who are considering starting up their own business, and the variety of events taking place across the month is impressive.

“It is also very appropriate that Business Month concludes with the Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards, this year organised by Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, which will recognise the best businesses and entrepreneurs in our area.”