Support for business ahead of Budget
Swinney: backing Scottish Edge ‘my best decision’
Speaking at an office opening, Mr Swinney said how this week’s Budget will mean making choices involving billions of pounds.
But he learned a lot from discussions with entrepreneurs who approached him about setting up the Scottish Edge scheme, a funding programme now backed by Royal Bank of Scotland in which early stage entrepreneurs bid for financial support.
“One of the things I learned was how £10,000 or £20,000 is a lottery win and utterly transformational for those people.
“It is the best decision I have taken as a government minister,” he said, addressing staff and guests at the opening of new offices for shopping app company Mallzee in Edinburgh (pictured).
“It was a clear indication that the government is interested in and supportive of people who take a risk.”