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Clydesdale Bank raises £800 for Glasgow hospice during Business Week

13 November 2015

Hundreds of local business figures attended Business Week events staged by Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow, including a charity quiz that raised almost £800 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Almost 100 local professionals took part in the event, which was compered by Des McKeown and held at Aarta on Wednesday 11 November. The event raised £780 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice which aims to raise £15 million through its Brick by Brick appeal to build a new hospice in the city. The hospice was founded to help people with life-limiting illnesses to achieve the best quality of life.

Deyrick Smith, Head of Commercial and Small Business in the West of Scotland for Clydesdale Bank, said: “Our fifth Business Week has been a fantastic success, attracting hundreds of business figures to events in Glasgow alone.

“Business Week offers customers an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas and experiences. Sometimes hearing about the challenges and successes of another business owner can be just the catalyst you need for new ideas.

“We’d like to thank everybody who took part in Business Week locally, especially those helped raise funds for the Prince and Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.”

Dozens of events were held across Scotland as part of part of Business Week, including a number of high profile events in Glasgow which each attracted scores of business figures.

Speakers included Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who showcased the innovation that is helping to grow the city’s economy and boost its reputation as an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Some of Scotland’s leading food and drink producers, including Highland Spring, Isle of Arran Distillers and Harviestoun Brewery, shared their recipe for success at a major event held at the Falkirk Wheel.

The theme for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ Business Week was ‘Growth through innovation’, a positive and forward thinking approach to inspire businesses across the UK. Over 200 events took place across the country, from breakfast meetings to flagship events, with an impressive line-up of innovative speakers including Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Blacks, and Will Whitehorn, former president of Virgin Galactic.

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