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Midlothian Council Economic Development Service Welcomes New Team Members

Midlothian Council’s Economic Development Service have invested in their team, recruiting three new Economic Development Officers to focus on Community Wealth Building (CWB) and Tourism Culture & Heritage.

These posts have been funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and we’re delighted to introduce our fantastic new team members.

Community Wealth Building

Alasdair MacQuarrie joins the team from Midlothian Council’s Community, Lifelong Learning and Employability team.

Alasdair’s role supports the development of the Community Wealth Building Pillar ‘Plural ownership of the economy’ in Midlothian by supporting the creation of new social enterprises and business associations and providing support to existing 3rd sector organisations.

Alongside our Business Gateway Midlothian Service, Alasdair supports social enterprises in Midlothian and encourages the development of business associations to support the transition to a wellbeing economy.

Alasdair will also be raising awareness and understanding of the opportunities that Community Wealth Building offers with Economic Development’s key partners and stakeholders, including internally within the Council.

If you are a Midlothian Social Enterprise or Business Association please get in touch with Alasdair today to hear about the support and initiatives available to help you thrive.

Tourism, Culture & Heritage

Nathan Gallogley joins the team with experience of Economic Development, Tourism and Staycations within Scottish Local Authorities.

As the Economic Development Officer for Tourism, Culture & Heritage, Nathan will encourage sustainable economic growth within Midlothian, promoting the unique tourism, cultural and heritage assets we have on our doorstep.

Nathan works closely with the Business Gateway Midlothian Service to provide dedicated industry support, and with local businesses to connect Midlothian’s tourism offerings.

Nathan will also be working in partnership with Midlothian Tourism Forum (MTF) to develop initiatives that showcase the area to residents and visitors, boosting visibility of local businesses and generating economic benefits for Midlothian’s tourism industry.

If you’re a Midlothian tourism business, get in touch with Nathan today to set up an informal chat about your business, goals, challenges and future plans.

Local Procurement

Hilary Anderson joins the Economic Development Service with extensive business support experience and knowledge of the business economic landscape.

Hilary’s role focuses on the Community Wealth Building Pillar ‘Progressive procurement of goods and services’ to increase public contract spend in the local supply chain.

Working closely with Midlothian Council’s Procurement Service, Hilary will champion local procurement and support Midlothian based businesses and organisations to access tender opportunities, get ready to tender and develop their knowledge of the tendering process.

If you’re keen to find out more about local procurement in Midlothian or want to get your business ready for tendering, get in touch with Hilary today.

Get in touch with the team

Email the team today to access support for your Midlothian based business, social enterprise or business association>>

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