Business leaders and politicians visit Galashiels Transport Interchange to see progress and launch new website
The importance of integrated transport networks in the Borders has been highlighted today with a meeting of business leaders, Scottish Borders Council members and national politicians at the Galashiels Transport Interchange.
The Scottish Borders Business Forum’s new website was launched at the event, when those present also heard that the work on the interchange is on schedule and on budget.
Jack Clark, chairman of Scottish Borders Business Forum, said: “I am delighted to be able to visit the Transport Interchange today, which will provide 21st century integrated transport facilities for the Borders and will bring economic benefits for businesses and the communities they serve.
“With the return of the railway next September, this is a time of opportunity for the business community, and the Scottish Borders Business Forum is the united voice of the sector in the region.
“The forum represents more than 40 associations, including those involved in tourism, agriculture, construction, food & drink, education, manufacturing, renewables and creative industries, and this enables the business industry to speak with one voice both within and outwith the region.
“Our main aim is to give critical mass to the diverse range of Borders businesses, enabling credible dialogue with decision-makers at a local, Scottish and UK level.
“However, in order to be effective, the forum depends on input from the business community.
“We would be delighted to welcome more Borders businesses to the forum, and they can now find out more about the forum and our aims and get in touch through our new website – www.sbbusinessforum.org - which we are launching today.”