Giving more Scottish businesses the best chance to fulfil their potential

Our 2019-2020 mission

10,500 jobs paying at least the real living wage
£300m R&D investment in businesses
£255m growth funding for companies

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Our partners Business Gateway provide support for new start-up businesses

From starting a business and understanding your market to improving your digital skills, Business Gateway's highly experienced team can help you navigate any challenge.

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Prepare for Brexit

Get to know the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities for your business. Find resources, advice, events and funding to help you prepare your Brexit plans.

Business development and advice

Growing a business isn't always easy and you may be wondering who to turn to for the right support. Our team of specialist advisers can help you to take the next step with confidence.

Develop products and services

Want to develop a product or service to make your business more competitive and profitable? Connect with our experts to avoid potential pitfalls and overcome challenges.

Funding and grants

From start-ups to well-established companies, large and small, we’ve got funding options that will elevate your business.

Exports and international markets

International trade is essential for any size of business to grow. Get the know-how and confidence to export your product or service into overseas markets with our support.

Improve productivity and skills

Whatever stage your business is at, access our expertise, training and funding to help introduce new and innovative work practices. Empower your workforce to drive greater productivity and efficiency.

What our customers say

Don McLean, CEO of IES

Don McLean, CEO of Glasgow-based IES, explains the tech company's cutting-edge platform that’s helping to reduce the carbon emissions of buildings and cities worldwide.

"The support we've received from Scottish Enterprise over the years has been invaluable in helping us bring to market this new technology."
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Derek Gaston, MD of AGR Automation

AGR Automation: An innovative Scottish company that's using data to analyse and drive every aspect of the business. MD, Derek Gaston, explains:

"Our investment decisions in people, in premises, in opportunities are all driven by a good analysis and knowledge of what our resources are and what opportunities are open to us."
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Business guides

Get ready to export

30 Jul 2018 | 4 minutes read

Find the right market

30 Jul 2018 | 5 minutes read

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Events for business

Jun 20

Geothermal Energy: The Regional Approach

Jun 20

Thursday, 20 June 2019 , Scotland House Rond-point

Geothermal energy has enormous potential as a renewable energy source. Although currently in its early stages, it is expected that geothermal will play an important role in the shift towards a foss...

Find out more about Geothermal Energy: The Regional Approach
Jun 24

Selling on Amazon

Jun 24

Monday, 24 June 2019 Aberdeen, Scottish Enterprise Aberdeen

Amazon is the largest e-commerce site in the world, but did you know that over half of its sales are made by small independent businesses. This vast online marketplace provides a structured selling...

Find out more about Selling on Amazon

More about our organisation

We are Scotland’s national economic development agency, and we are passionate about Scotland’s economic success.

What we do

We use our breadth of economic experience, knowledge and widespread connections to build on Scotland’s many strengths to ensure a sustainable flourishing economy.

Media centre

Whether you're looking for a contact, want to know some facts or are looking for the latest press release, you'll find everything you need here.

Our performance

Here you’ll find all of our annual reports, accounts, investment reports and performance against strategic targets.