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Do you have a business less than 2 years old with growth potential and currently trading in West Dunbartonshire? A competitive award of up to £5,000 which aims to help high growth start-up’s grow and diversify within West Dunbartonshire.

An exciting new networking event has been created to bring local businesses together in West Dunbartonshire.


Dumbarton Football Club, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and Rock You Events have come together with the support of a host of other local partners to establish an exciting new Business Networking Group.

Chamber programme supporting skills development in West Dunbartonshire.

A skills development programme is helping to strengthen the links between schools in West Dunbartonshire and businesses.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised volunteers at local radio station Lomond Radio following a visit to their studios at Strathleven House. 


Local MP Martin met with Lomond Radio’s co-founders Alan Caldwell, Paul Lucas and Phil Briscoe at their state-of-the-art broadcast studios in the Vale of Leven to hear about how their community radio project is benefiting West Dunbartonshire. 


Working4U recruitment service offer

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce has been given the highest badge of honour for its continuing support of the Armed Forces.

The cost of doing business is in crisis mode and is undermining Scottish business recovery and growth, according to the latest findings from a leading Scottish business survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).

Rising prices of energy, food and raw materials, coupled with labour market insecurity and a tightening of consumer purse strings have shrouded the economy with weaker growth prospects.

More than £5million is being invested across West Dunbartonshire to support those hardest hit by the cost of living crisis. West Dunbartonshire Council is investing the sum as part of an initiative to support families, the elderly, carers, those with additional support needs, vulnerable households and local businesses. The pioneering scheme will see a range of different project ...

A new Chief Executive with a vision of making West Dunbartonshire an even better place to live, work, learn and invest has been announced.

Peter Hessett brings a wealth of local authority experience to the role and a firm commitment to do all he can to support communities through current pressures.

Communities are being urged to get behind their local businesses this Spring as part of the Scotland Loves Local Campaign. Damon Scott, Project Leader & Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Our local businesses continue to need the support of local people. Many are still working hard to recover from the impact of COVID and spending locally keeps that ...