Midlothian Gardening Services is set to see its operations blossom after persuading a Dragons’ Den-style project to fund their expansion plans with £1,800.
John Reilly and Ryan Lennie from the enterprise, set-up by the Mayfield Y2K project, told the ‘Dragons’ that they needed the money to provide more training and volunteering opportunities for local young people.
They will use the £1,800 funding package from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which organised the event, to buy additional tools and gardening equipment.
John Reilly said: “We are delighted with the funding, which will enable us to bid for bigger contracts, and to provide training in hard and soft landscaping for around 50 young people a year.”
Read more on this story in the January 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser, out now.