Midlothian business funds approved

Midlothian Council has approved the first three applications to the new Midlothian Small Business Loan Fund.

Paul Alexander Services, a gardening, maintenance and rubbish clearing business in Gorebridge, started in April, will receive funding which will go towards purchasing equipment and work clothing.

Don Legal & Immigration Services in Mayfield, providers of immigration advice, will use its loan for office fittings, equipment and training, and Newtongrange cafe Mama C’s, which has been trading since January, has had funding approved as a contribution towards fitting out costs.