Edinburgh Branch Events 2013
Small Businesses, Big Questions
Tuesday 14th May 2013
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
On Tuesday 14 May the FSB's Edinburgh branch held a very special debating night in the Scottish Parliament with business journalist Bill Jamieson and party representatives Alison Johnstone MSP, Gavin Brown MSP, Marco Biagi MSP, Iain Gray MSP and Willie Rennie MSP.
The event featured debate on issues like procurement, trams and business rates and was covered in brief in the Edinburgh Evening News. Get a flavour of the event by looking back at the FSB's Twitter feed or looking up the hashtag #fsbedqs
This highly popular event, kindly hosted by Marco Biagi MSP, took place in the Members' Restaurant in the Scottish Parliament.
Members had the opportunity to ask questions of a cross party selection of MSPs on a range of matters affecting you and your business.
The debate, chaired by Bill Jamieson, formerly Executive Editor of the Scotsman, was conducted in a ‘Question-Time' format, with MSPs from all five parties represented in the Scottish Parliament answering questions from business owners based in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.
The six panellists taking questions were:-
Gavin Brown MSP,Scottish Conservative &
Alison Johnstone MSP, Scottish Green Party
Colin Borland, FSB, Head of External Affairs,
Iain Gray MSP, Scottish Labour
Marco Biagi MSP, Scottish National Party
Willie Rennie MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrats
The evening concluded with an informal reception providing an opportunity for members to network with MSPs, panellists
and FSB representatives and other MSPs who had joined the audience.