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By Fiona Reid
A voice for business leaders

A NEW group has been set up for business leaders in the south of Scotland.

The Institute of Directors Scotland (IoD) has launched locally, with the new branch to be chaired by businessman Paul Houlden who lives in Newton Stewart. The group has been established to ensure business owners based across the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway have a voice and can benefit from a variety of local events and networking opportunities.

Plans are underway for a series of in-person and virtual events.

Mr Houlden said: “Having launched and chaired the IoD’s Highland and Island’s Group for almost a decade and now being a business owner in Dumfries and Galloway, I completely understand the challenges facing businesses who are based away from Scotland’s big commercial districts. However, companies across the region are critical for the future success of Scotland and it’s my aim to bring as many directors together to look at ways to make the area more commercially successful by increasing partnerships and relationships.”


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