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New chair appointed to lead Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service Board

Sarah Jardine has been appointed as the new chair to lead Scottish Enterprise's Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) board.

Jardine (pictured) has been an active member of the SMAS board for almost three years and is a passionate supporter of manufacturing in Scotland.Currently director of manufacturing for Optos Plc in Dunfermline, Jardine has ...
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