Ceteris awarded Business Gateway contract for Clackmannanshire

Ceteris is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our tender to win the Business Gateway contract to continue to deliver advice and support to Clackmannanshire businesses for a further 5 years.

Margaret Mary Rafferty, Managing Director, said, “Our whole team is over the moon about winning the contract again. We’ve been delivering the Business Gateway support to Clackmannanshire for a number of years now and have always felt that we were delivering a high quality value for money service, and winning the recent tender has confirmed this. I’m really proud of our team, they work exceptionally hard and I have no doubt that the many recommendations and testimonials that we were able to include in our bid, helped the Local Authorities to make the decision.’

Over the last 5 years Ceteris (through the Business Gateway contract) has supported over 500 new businesses and over 300 existing businesses to grow and survive in difficult times, running over 400 business events during that period as well. The Ceteris Growth Advisors, Alison Davidson and Dorothy Henke, have been particularly successful in accessing additional support and funding for growing Clackmannanshire businesses. In the past 2 years alone they have supported businesses with almost £75,000 of direct funding/grants, and accessed additional support worth almost £400,000 for local businesses.

Margaret Mary adds, ‘We have always taken our Economic Regeneration responsibilities seriously but when I looked at the amount of support that we have accessed for businesses in this short time, even I was astounded. The team in this area are punching well above their weight. They are so proactive and I believe are very much appreciated by the businesses that they work with. “

“This year we are again putting our money where our mouth is and sponsoring the ‘Most Outstanding Business’ Award at the Clackmannanshire Business Awards at the end of the month. We’re giving something back to the business community and celebrating all that is good about businesses in Clackmannanshire. Last year our own Gean House won the Excellence in Customer Service Award and it really boosted the team. This year it is someone else’s turn.” 

“I know that with the Business Development Team that we have at the moment that I can be assured that any business that comes to Business Gateway Clackmannanshire will get as much help and advice as we can give them.”

If you are thinking of starting a business, or looking to grow your existing business, contact us on 01259 726430 and speak to Angela or Joellen for an appointment. Alternatively email either aharrick@ceteris.co.uk or jpeebles@ceteris.co.uk

PIC (LEFT TO RIGHT): Angela Harrick, Joellen Peebles, Stuart McCusker, Alison Davidson, Mandy Campbell