charities, community, small business

Community bus group honoured at ceremony

The Bo'ness and Area Community Bus Association has won this year's McLaren Trophy for outstanding services to the community. The award is made annually by Bo'ness Community Council in memory of the late John McLaren, the former Bo'ness Journal reporter who served as the very first secretary of the Community Council. Pictured at the presentation… Continue reading Community bus group honoured at ceremony

competitions, promotions, small business

Win a framed West Lothian print for Christmas

WEST Lothian’s finest landmarks have been captured in a fantastic new painting . . . And a copy could be gracing your livingroom in time for Christmas. The West Lothian Herald and Post has teamed up with Cascade Prints to offer four, framed prints of this stunning composition by artist Ian M. Fraser. It cleverly… Continue reading Win a framed West Lothian print for Christmas

small business, tourism

Free event for Forth Valley tourism businesses

TOURISM businesses in Forth Valley are being invited to a free networking evening to hear details about a new promotional campaign for the area. Forth Valley Tourism Partnership – which brings together public bodies and the private sector – is hosting the event in the newly refurbished Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday,… Continue reading Free event for Forth Valley tourism businesses

annual report, business support, small business

Business centre helps create over 470 jobs

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has notched up another successful year. In its annual report, Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust (FEAT) says it helped 260 businesses to start-up during 2004/2005 - creating more than 470 new jobs. Full details will be revealed at the organisation's annual general meeting tomorrow (Friday, September 23). Director… Continue reading Business centre helps create over 470 jobs

business support, community, public sector, small business

Two join business group board

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has appointed two new board members. Diane Paterson of Ecosse in Bo'ness and Raymond McNeill of Avecia in Grangemouth will help steer the future direction of Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust. The Trust, based at Newhouse Business Park in Grangemouth, provides a range of services for local firms… Continue reading Two join business group board

business support, Design, public relations, public sector, small business

Magazine puts area on the map

A NEW publication is highlighting West Lothian’s strategic position at the heart of Scotland. Property Matters has been produced by West Lothian Council to attract new companies to the area. The eight-page magazine – designed by The PR Store – is being distributed with the November edition of Business Insider magazine. Councillor Willie Dunn, the… Continue reading Magazine puts area on the map

annual report, business support, Design, public sector, small business

Record ‘FEAT’ for Enterprise Trust

THE centre helping small businesses across Falkirk district has notched up a record year. In its annual report Falkirk Enterprise Action Trust says it helped more than 280 businesses to start-up during 2002/2003 - creating nearly 500 new jobs. The figure - the highest in FEAT's 20-year history - was revealed at the organisation's annual… Continue reading Record ‘FEAT’ for Enterprise Trust

Clark Eriksson Associates, events, small business, training

Royal date for engineering services firm

PRINCE Andrew has visited Clark Eriksson's offices in Falkirk. The Duke of York made the visit (on September 8) in his role as a special representative for international investment and trade. Royal sources say the Prince is keen to support small and medium-sized businesses enjoying international success. Clark Eriksson - which provides professional engineering services… Continue reading Royal date for engineering services firm