Scottish National Investment Bank

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd December 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Hyslop Fiona Hyslop Scottish National Party

I congratulate Bob Doris on being the MSP for the constituency that was the first location to receive investment from the SNIB.

Alignment is important, and Scottish Enterprise can pursue early-stage, high-growth opportunities to make businesses attractive to invest in at the next stage. That is part of the pipeline that we are talking about when we talk about alignment. It is important, especially at this time, that we seek opportunities to enable new businesses to develop, as well as supporting existing ones—I know that many existing businesses will be under pressure over the next period. If we are ambitious for Scotland, we will want to support those new-start and early-stage, high-growth companies. Scottish Enterprise has, and will continue to have, a key role in that, and I look forward to hearing further news of those developments shortly.