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Business initiative to boost East Lothian economy

Professor Petra Wend, Principal of Queen Margaret University, pictured at the launch of QMU's Business Innovation Zone with Chancellor Sir Tom Farmer and Councillor John McMillan of East Lothian Council.

Professor Petra Wend, Principal of Queen Margaret University, pictured at the launch of QMU's Business Innovation Zone with Chancellor Sir Tom Farmer and Councillor John McMillan of East Lothian Council.

Queen Margaret University is hoping to make a significant contribution to the local economy following the opening of a Business Innovation Zone.

Scottish entrepreneur and QMU Chancellor Sir Tom Farmer launched the new initiative at the Craighall campus on Monday.

A major part of the new zone will be a Business Gateway office run by East Lothian Council - the first time in Scotland that a Business Gateway has been incorporated into a university campus.

Small businesses from across the Lothians will be able to access advice, support and training opportunities. Much of the focus will be in supporting small business start-ups and encouraging students and new graduates to develop as entrepreneurs.

Full story in this week’s East Lothian News. On sale now.

 

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