Business owners across Dumbarton and the Vale are being offered free advice and support from industry experts.

During this year's Working4Business Business Week they will be able to attend events including workshops and seminars designed to inspire start-ups in the area, and help established businesses who are looking to grow.

The five-day event includes activities on topics such as how to create a digital marketing strategy, website building, networking and navigating Brexit.

Working4Business Business Week - which runs from November 25 to November 29 - is taking place at venues all over West Dunbartonshire including Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Loch Lomond and Clydebank,.

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development (IRED), said: “This week-long programme of events is a must if you are running a business in West Dunbartonshire. The opportunity to seek guidance and support from some leading experts on such a wide variety of topics should not be missed.

“There is a lot of development and investment in West Dunbartonshire and that makes it a very exciting time to be a business owner here.”

Councillor Marie McNair, vice convener of IRED, added: “The aim of this event is to inspire and give confidence to our business owners, and ensure our local economy continues to flourish. We look forward to welcoming everyone and hope the events help them to thrive.”

A full listing of all events and information on how to book places can be found online at

Business Week has been organised by the Working4Business partnership whose members include West Dunbartonshire Council, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, Developing the Young Workforce, the Department for Work and Pensions, Skills Development Scotland, FSB, Strathleven Regeneration and West College Scotland.