Richard Lochhead MSP for Moray, and Scottish Government Minister for Small Business, recently visited Greenbrae Steading to learn more about the co-working space and the businesses that use its facilities.
During his visit Mr Lochhead met with co-owner and manager Lucy Morrison, as well as three of the business members that have benefited from the services Greenbrae provides.
Speaking after his visit Moray’s MSP said:
“I was delighted to visit Greenbrae and to meet with Lucy who runs the forward-thinking business space during my tour of the constituency during recess.
“The pandemic changed the way many of us work and Greenbrae provides a co-working space for freelancers, small business owners and remote workers to come together or to work outside of their own home.
“The facilities available at Greenbrae are impressive and flexible enough to meet the needs of all different kinds of businesses, including those who require a treatment room or a private meeting space.
“It was clear from speaking to those I met that the benefits go way beyond having a physical space to use, with a number of the business members going on to collaborate on projects and events, as well as the providing the opportunity to network and share skills.
“As well as being a space for people to get on with their own work, the steading also has a larger area that can be used by local businesses and organisations for workshops or staff away days.”
Lucy Morrison, Co-Owner and Manager of Greenbrae Steading added:
“We were delighted to give Richard Lochhead a tour and help him better understand that building a supportive network is vital to micro businesses in Moray.
“Our facility provides much more that a desk and a chair, it’s an opportunity to get together.
“What we are seeing here is that through support, collaboration and sharing skills and knowledge, small businesses can become stronger.
“It makes us feel very excited for the future of Moray’s rural economy.”