Bed gamble pays off for County thanks to Gateway backing

Norwegian Hotelier Will H�geland.
Norwegian Hotelier Will H�geland.

HAVING invested £45,000 in three new bedrooms, securing 50 nights of bookings in May for these rooms has vindicated the decision of The County Hotel’s owners.

But Selkirk hoteliers Will Haegeland and Trond Dalby have said Business Gateway’s support has been vital.

Mr Haegeland said: “As well as putting us in touch with DSL Business Finance, an ethical lender, their tourism adviser has helped us look at, and evaluate, our business differently.

“Having his insight has been hugely beneficial. If it hadn’t been for Business Gateway’s help sourcing the funds to expand it would have been a more painful, and drawn out, process.”

Phil McCreadie, tourism advisor, added: “As well as helping Will and Trond with their application for a grant from the Scottish Borders Business Fund, we also helped them crystallise their plans for the future which will allow them to build on their current success.”