Date lodged: 24 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the withdrawal of Scottish Enterprise from its satellite office in Paisley; whether it was consulted in advance about this decision, and whether Scottish Enterprise plans other office closures.
Answered by: Keith Brown 8 December 2016
SE has a specific remit to support economic growth across Scotland and part of that requires that they periodically review their property portfolio to ensure that this continues support their operations.
While the current SE office will close in 2017 that does not mean that SE’s presence in Paisley will end. SE is consulting with staff and is investigating the full range of options available to it to maintain presence in Paisley. Arrangements will be put in place before its current Paisley office closes ensuring continuity of delivery of services without effect or detriment.