Secretary of State for Scotland visits EMC Scottish HQ
Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael MP visited EMC’s offices in Almondvale Business Park, Livingston this week, taking the opportunity to meet staff and find out more about their work Scotland-wide with leading clients in sectors including retail, engineering, finance and oil and gas.
Hosting the visit was Martin Brown, EMC’s Scotland Country Manager. He says: “We were delighted to be able to welcome Mr Carmichael to our offices here in Livingston and all the team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet him.”
Martin and Alistair spoke together at length, with the Scottish Secretary commenting on the phenomenal speed of technological change, and the extent to which technology is changing everything from medical intervention to the way we communicate with our children.
Martin outlined EMC’s successful operation in the Scottish marketplace, which has seen the company grow significantly over the last two years both in terms of staff and business. The wide-ranging discussion also covered financial support for ‘stage 2’ start-up companies, including potentially successful spin off businesses.
Martin added: “I also took the opportunity to articulate our views on future aspirations and the support EMC and others in the technology sector need from government to ensure that we keep pace with developments in the rest of the world moving forward.”