Business Breakfast events offer further chance to shape future of South

Businesses and social enterprises are being offered an additional opportunity to give their views on what the priorities should be for the local economy through three Business Breakfasts in March 2022.

The breakfast events will aim to supplement our current engagement tour, with feedback from all engagement tour and breakfast sessions feeding into our first ever three year Action Plan, due to be published this summer.

Full details and how to sign up

Two of the breakfast dates take place in Dumfries and Galashiels, alongside a virtual event.

  • Monday 21 March, 8am to 10.30am - Dumfries, Crichton Central
  • Friday 25 March, 8am to 9.30am - online
  • Monday 28 March, 8am to 10.30am - Galashiels, The Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre

After initial registration offering refreshments and breakfast selection, the meeting will run from 8.15am to 9.30am, with an optional last hour at Dumfries and Galashiels for additional refreshments and an opportunity to chat with other attendees and SOSE representatives.

You can still sign up to any of the Business Breakfasts.

COVID-19 precautions

As is the case with the engagement tour, attendee safety will remain paramount at the Business Breakfasts, with measures in place at Dumfries and Galashiels to help minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

We will continually review our arrangements, in line with any new Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance.

Chief Executive Jane Morrison-Ross

“The engagement tour and these additional Business Breakfasts are absolutely crucial to developing our Action Plan, and helping to shape the direction of South of Scotland as a region.

“We would be delighted to see a wide variety of businesses and social enterprises at our Business Breakfasts to ensure your views are represented.”

Chair, Professor Russel Griggs

“Thank you to everyone who has attended our engagement tour so far – we have listened to a wide variety of voices from across the South and look forward to hearing from more in our remaining sessions.

“We are really keen to hear from as many groups as possible which is why these additional Business Breakfasts will be held.

“I am really looking forward to meeting businesses and social enterprises at the breakfast events, speak to us and network with others.”