Supporting Scottish businesses to achieve their goals

2016/17 performance

10,000+ businesses supported

£750m additional revenue generated

£100m private finance leveraged

We can support your business in many ways

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.

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

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What our customers say

Duncan McChonchie from Laggan Outdoors, Gatehouse of Fleet on his quad bike in the grounds of Laggan Outdoors

From ziplines and grass-sledging to luxury snugs and an upcoming wedding venue, business is booming for Duncan McConchie, director of Laggan Outdoor

"Scottish Enterprise has given us access to some incredible people to help us develop our vision and define our strategy; a strategy that we are now implementing."

Craig Buchan from QPal in Edinburgh

Mobile payment company Qpal wanted to expand its business offering to international markets - we helped Craig Buchan, Qpal founder, gather customer insights

"The team in Scottish Enterprise provided real knowledge and expertise, and the quick turnaround times made all the difference."

Business guides and webinars

Brexit checklist

30 Jul 2018 | 3 minutes read

Preparing for Brexit toolkit

30 Jul 2018 | 5 minutes read

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Events for business

04
September

Workplace Innovation – Practice – Implementing flexible and productive practices

04
September

Glasgow, Incremental Group, Fifth Floor,

Your business processes can get in the way of productivity or form the essential building blocks of growth. It’s possible you have experienced both in your journey so far. We believe there are some...

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05
September

Orchestrating Innovation – a collaborative approach.

05
September

Aberdeen, Norwood Hall Hotel

This event will introduce delegates to open innovation principles as a way of turbo-charging how they approach innovation. It will also guide you on how best to use stage-gate type processes to mak...

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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 key 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.