Orkney Business Advisory Group To Be Established

business-growthThe economic consequences of the Covid19 pandemic on business in Orkney and looking for a way forward is to be the remit of an advisory group in the islands.

It will support and help to guide the work of the Economic and Business Response and Recovery Group established by Orkney Islands Council in March 2020.

Made up of councillors, council staff and business representatives from the private sector in Orkney the organisers are encouraging all businesses to attend the first meeting.

The two-hour online meeting is open to all businesses to give a representative viewpoint in its advice to the OIC .

Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, acting Joint Chair of the advisory group, said:

“We feel that we have made some visible progress since initial discussions with the council such as a better online presence and the help with screens in shops.

“However the public sector and business now have a means to come together and jointly pilot a route through the uncertainty we believe we are all facing.

“We have to do this virtually, and I am delighted that we have the skills here in Orkney to do just that.

“Fiona Smith of Sorton Partners will be hosting the event and we will present the options for businesses to choose how to make the most of Steering Group.”

How to register for the meeting

Businesses should register online to receive a secure link to the meeting: https://bit.ly/Orkneybusinesscommunity

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