Printer Friendly

Tyre man is in limbo over deal.

Byline: ROD MILLS

A LEADING entrepreneur is considering quitting Scotland for South Africa after being left frustrated with government officials over grants to expand his business.

Alan Henderson, 44, makes a revolutionary product at his Bellshill base which prevents tyre punctures.

And he has won an impressive list of clients, including Buckingham Palace, the MoD and a number of overseas franchises.

But he has warned his company's future in Scotland is in jeopardy because Scottish Office mandarins are dithering over a vital expansion grant.

Mr Henderson, from Condorrat, in Cumbernauld, explained a pounds 80,000 grant from the Scottish Office was essential to open a plant in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire to replace his current factory.

He said: "There are massive potential benefits for Scotland but the delays mean we are being forced to consider a move to South Africa."

"The delays means the company is left in limbo."

But a spokesman for the Scottish Office said: "We are awaiting further responses to further their application."

CAPTION(S):

STALLED: Henderson
COPYRIGHT 2002 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 22, 2002
Words:169
Previous Article:TRAGIC TEEN KILLER IS CAGED FOR FOUR YEARS; He's on suicide watch after crash deaths.
Next Article:Gladiator star 'isn't a fighter'.


Related Articles
WHO AM I?; Memory-loss victim pleads for his past.
New fiasco as exams chiefs lose 7000 papers.
Tories hope to take the reins; ELECTION COUNTDOWN.
MATT WINS BATTLE ON DAY CARE; Counc i l ag r ees t o comp r om i se.
Football: No play, & no pay Hughes.
Football: Spanish break Harte promise.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters