A new Scottish business taskforce of economic and business leaders will discuss ways to help support some of the country’s most important sectors including oil and gas, tourism, financial services and food and drink.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell confirmed yesterday in the House of Commons that the group will meet for the first time tomorrow, chaired by former UK government minister Andrew Dunlop.
The taskforce’s aim is to exert a positive influence on the development of UK Government policy, and in so doing help to advance the country’s interests.
In the first meeting the group will discuss the Scottish economy, industrial strategy as well as progress made in city region deals.
Chaired by former UK government minister Andrew Dunlop, the panel also includes Neil Sims, vice-president of Expro North Sea; Ellis Watson, executive chairman DC Thomson Media and Brian Wilson, chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides.
Its core membership are all business and economic leaders who have been invited to join in their personal capacity and on the basis of their knowledge and experience, rather than representing a particular trade body or organisation.
Mr Mundell said: “The members represent the diversity and talent of Scottish business and will ensure that the government is seeking the best advice from leaders in their fields.”