HIE advice line

A freephone advice line has been established by HIE to help the region's businesses through the current economic difficulties.

The advice line will be available for a fixed period,during weekdays and Saturday mornings, staffed by trained advisers who will offer advice or, if required, direct enquirers to other agencies for more specific information. Clients may be directed to the one-to-one advice service or informed of business clinics or master classes which will be running across the area. The helpline service will also help HIE establish a picture of how the recession is affecting local businesses.

Freephone number: 08000 884 884.