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FSB welcomes Mackintosh fire fund

The Scottish Government today announced a new £5 million fund for firms impacted by the fires at the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building and Victoria’s Nightclub.

Hisashi Kuboyama, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) development manager for the West of Scotland, said: “Many businesses in Glasgow city centre are likely to be facing short term cashflow difficulties as a consequence of the recent fires.

This additional funding is hugely welcome – and should help more businesses survive this difficult period. 

“In the last few weeks, we’ve seen relationships break down between residents, business and authorities. Key to rebuilding trust will be effective communications between decision-makers and locals.”