What an inspiring day!

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I was lucky enough to spend the day helping judge the Scottish Edge Funding awards at RBS Conference Centre today.

It is truly amazing that we had the opportunity to award over £700,000 to fledgling businesses in Scotland. There was no equity involvement, but the businesses that received the funding will really have a fantastic opportunity to get going, live their dreams and grow.

We truly have a fantastic well networked support system in place, that shows risks can work. John Swinney took the risk of taking a relatively small amount of money and get it directly to the businesses that desperately need it. This is the true area that there is a funding gap, but more there is a confidence gap that Scot’s suffer from about failure

I believed today we closed that confidence gap quite a bit.

Well done to everyone that took part.

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