World leaders... in West Lothian

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A local world-leading business in the field of testing and measurement solutions to the telecoms industry has received a grant of £60,000.

Linlithgow based Calnex has been awarded funding from the West Lothian Economic Growth Plan (WLEGP).

The funding will support the firm’s move into a new marketplace through the acquisition of a new product.

The new growth will in turn lead to further local job creation.

Ger Kirk from Calnex said: “We are delighted to have received £60,000 support from the West Lothian Economic Growth Plan. The funds will help with our ambitions to open new markets and develop our products.”

The business employs 65 people worldwide and 52 of those are based in West Lothian.

The WLEGP was set up in response to the closure of VION in January 2013 to support business growth in West Lothian and to help attract investment to the area.

Executive councillor for development and transport, Cathy Muldoon, confirmed the award during a recent visit to the company.

She said: “The West Lothian Economic Growth Plan has been designed to support local companies to grow and develop. I would like to wish Calnex every success in the future.”

Since the company started trading in 2006, it now deals with 250 companies in 40 different countries.