Funding helps local company continue to support the NHS

Securing a grant through the Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund has helped Bonnybridge based BMES Scotland Ltd continue to assist the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.

Administered by Falkirk Council, the fund offers a range of grant support to help businesses deal with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Signposted to the grant by Falkirk Council’s Business Gateway, the electrical and mechanical contractor is using the funding to cover day-to-day running costs as it continues to service critical NHS contracts including:

  • The complete electrical refurbishment of an old ward to create wards with the capacity for 44-beds and Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock.
  • Stripping out and replacing electrics to help create a 27-bed trauma ward at Wishaw General.

Barry Munnoch, Managing Director, said: “The Business Support Fund has been a massive help, covering rent and utility bills at our premises and helping with the upkeep and fuel bills for our vehicle fleet. The whole application process was seamless and the funds were in our bank account within a matter of days. All pretty impressive. Any monetary support at this time is very welcome and I want to thank Falkirk Council’s Business Gateway and Non-Domestic Rates teams for all their help and assistance.”

To find out if your business may be eligible for the Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund - and for information on other COVID-19 business support - visit Falkirk Council’s website.

Falkirk Council’s Business Gateway team is also on hand to provide advice. Email the team at

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