New funding support and expert advice for local businesses

Argyll and Bute Council has unveiled a package of new funding measures and specialist help to support local businesses.

A combination of business grants and free expert advice will deliver vital support for local businesses across Argyll and Bute. The programme is funded by the UK Government under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Coordinated by the council’s Business Gateway Team, grants and specialist help includes:

Further information on the full range of support available to Argyll and Bute’s business sector is available on the council website

Councillor Liz McCabe, Policy Lead, Islands and Business Development, said: “Everyone is fully aware of the many challenges our communities and business sectors are currently facing.

“Local businesses are a hugely important lifeline for our communities, not just for the services and products they deliver but for the vital jobs they create and for the wider contribution they make to the health of Argyll and Bute’s economy.

Whether you’re a new business just starting out or if you are already established, the range of grants and free specialist support offers the opportunity, to further develop your company.”

The £450,000 programme of support, running over two years, builds on the success of previous council programmes that have helped deliver growth to hundreds of local businesses.

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