30 Aug 2012

Glasgow Shettleston’s MSP, John Mason, has today (Thursday) launched a local business newsletter to connect his parliamentary work and local businesses.  Visiting Cardowan Creameries, who are based in Mr Mason’s constituency, the Glasgow MSP formally launched his business newsletter which, this month, is also surveying the challenges faced by local businesses.

Mr Mason was meeting with senior management at Cardowan Creameries this afternoon to learn about their work, the challenges they face and the impacts their business has on the East End economy.

Speaking outside the factory in Parkhead, John Mason MSP commented:

“I am delighted to be launching this business newsletter.

“While it is clearly the residents who actually elected me and I have to serve their interests first, I have a range of other duties as an MSP.  One of these is definitely to seek the best for businesses operating in our area – be they branches of multi-national organisations or small operations with only 1 or 2 staff.

“Business is the lifeblood of our country and I want to see all sizes of businesses doing well and growing.  If the East End is to develop and prosper, it will be in no small way through businesses like Cardowan Creameries and many others.

“Locally I have visited a number of businesses thus far including Arrol Stairlifts, Andrew Muirhead, McVities, Tesco, Asda, and Glasgow Taxis.  I am keen to understand better what local businesses are thinking and to build up a strong relationship with companies in the area”.