Audit Scotland is inviting businesses to participate in a new audit looking at the role of economic development agencies, and their impact on economic growth.

Auditors are currently assessing the role of Scottish Enterprise (headed by LENA WILSON, pictured) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which support economic growth through a range of financial and non-financial support to businesses at an estimated cost of £380 million each year. The audit aims including raising public awareness of what this money is spent on and what it achieves.

As part of their extensive audit work, the project team now want to hear from businesses about their experiences of working with Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise. GEMMA DIAMOND, audit manager, says she welcomes responses from businesses who’ve received any form of support from Scottish Enterprise, or Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Participants should contact Gemma Diamond by noon on Friday, December 4th 2015 by emailing [email protected] or by telephoning 0131 625 1820.

Submissions can also be made in writing the audit team at 102 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN.

For further information contact Kirsty Gibbins Tel: 0131 625 1658 or [email protected]


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