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Getting Down to Business in Stromness

Getting Down to Business in Stromness
31 May 2017

Business Gateway Orkney are to run two drop in sessions in Stromness this summer.

Business Gateway provides business advice and support, including a range of courses, to businesses in Orkney.

To find out what is on offer for new start and existing businesses, drop in and speak to a member of the BG team at the Stromness sessions which take place on Friday 2 June and Friday 7 July in the Marjory Corrigall Room of the Warehouse Buildings from 10.00 to 13.00.

Claire Kemp is the manager at Business Gateway Orkney. She said: “As a local service, we are keen to meet the needs of businesses from across Orkney. We have a significant amount of enquiries from folk in the Stromness area and so we’ve decided to trial a montlhy drop-in session in the town’s Warehouse Buildings to make it even easier for folk to access advice and support.”

Kerry Sinclair, from Stromness, recently opened a tearoom on Porteous Close in the town and received advice and support from Business Gateway before doing this. She said: “The support from Business Gateway was really helpful in setting up my new venture.  I attended a number of their courses and it prepared me well for the challenge of starting up my own business. Things are going really well with the tearoom – it’s a dream come true.”

You can find out more about Kerry’s experience in this short film.