Housing building is focus of next Business Forum

Graham Bell
Graham Bell

The next Scottish Borders Business Forum event will be held on Friday, February 7 at Scottish Borders Council HQ in Newtown St. Boswells, starting at 11 am.

This meeting will be chaired by Graham Bell from the Federation of Small Businesses and provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and organisations to focus on housing and construction challenges and opportunities in the Borders.

The meeting will be addressed by Allan Lundmark, director of planning, Homes for Scotland, who will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing housing development in the Borders.

David Cressey, director of strategy and policy, Scottish Borders Council, will speak about affordable housing.

Participants will have the opportunity to question both speakers.

Mr Bell said: “We hope that all businesses will feel welcome to join us to explore how revitalising our house building and construction initiatives will add to the recovery from the recession and how they can play a part in that.”

If you are interested in attending this meeting please confirm your attendance before February 6 by emailng Margaret Blacklock: mblacklock@scotborders.gov.uk or 01835 824000 Ext 5806.