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Invest team out and about in Hillington

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Invest team out and about in Hillington

The Invest in Renfrewshire team got out and about in November as they took to the streets of Hillington to help spread the word about the programme.

Some of the team’s business development advisors spent two days visiting firms around Hillington Business Park and Hillington Park Innovation Centre.

The aim was to recruit new firms to the programme who may not have been aware of what is on offer.

More than 20 firms signed up to the scheme as a result of the week, bringing the total number of Hillington sign-ups above 80.

Firms expressing an interest were invited to an event in the Innovation Centre where more information was available on the programme’s packages of financial support.

Invest in Renfrewshire offers grants and loans which can help firms pursue growth projects, take on new staff, purchase new equipment and move or upgrade premises.

Staff were joined by colleagues from Renfrewshire Employability Partnership, who run a vacancy management service designed to take the stress out of hiring.

Therese McKendrick, economic development officer, was one of the team involved. She said: “We covered a lot of ground over the few days but it was worth it!

“It was great to get out and about and meet so many new companies and show them the benefits Invest in Renfrewshire could bring.

“We are still picking up new leads now as a result of the contact we had, so hopefully we will be able to bring even more companies on board.”

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