On Thursday February 6th at First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood a question was asked regarding independence supporting business leaders. In response the First Minister mentioned the hundreds of independence supporting business members of Business for Scotland.
Business for Scotland has now revealed its network for pro-independence businesspeople has 1,324 members and that is still growing with 128 new declaration signatories in the last 48 hours, which, of course, includes many chief executives, executive chairpersons, directors and company owners.
All have signed our declaration and support a Yes vote.
Minister for External Affairs and International Development (Humza Yousaf) also cited Business for Scotland’s research into UK embassy networks lack of Scottish promotional activity in the chamber.
In the last month 111,500 people visited the Business for Scotland website which is predominantly a business and economics website.
Many of our members and our supporters have agreed to have their profiles published on our site.
We have previously published a list in the Herald Newspaper of 100 Business for Scotland members who had never previously declared support for Scotland becoming an independent country. Below, we list a sample of business leaders who have signed our declaration:-
Marie Macklin, CEO, Klin Group, Kilmarnock
Ricky Nicol, CEO, Commsworld, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen
Les Meikle, MD, Wise Property Care, Renfrewshire
David Cairns, Executive Chairman, PrismTech, Stirling
Sandy Adam, Chairman, Springfield Properties, Elgin
Tony Banks, Chairman, Balhousie Care, Perth
Kenny Anderson, MD, Anderson Construction, Aberdeen
David Urquhart, Managing Director, David Urquhart Travel
With such a strong fiscal position, combined with our natural resources and the resurgence of Scotland’s entrepreneurial spirit, independence is the business opportunity of a lifetime.