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Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

Building Scotland's international competitiveness

Read about our strategic direction and how we plan to achieve our targets by focusing on four factors we’ve identified as being critical for growth.

More on what we do

Our business plan update

Our Business Plan 2015-18 set out our approach to help deliver long term, inclusive economic growth for Scotland. One year on, our 2016-17 update outlines the progress made last year, and sets out what we'll deliver in the upcoming year.

Read our business plan

Our contribution to Scotland's economy

Impact of our key economic development activity

In 2014-2015 we made continued progress toward our vision for Scotland’s economy, which grew at its fastest rate since 2006 and now has the highest economic activity rate in the UK.

This video covers some of the key highlights.

How are we performing?

Find out how we've performed against our business plans and how we've delivering the priorities we've set out.

Business plans

Our annual reports and accounts

Investments annual reviews

Research and reports

We commission and publish relevant research, reports and evaluations on a regular basis. You can download most of the information available for free from the Evaluations Online website or our Knowledge Hub. You have the right to reuse the information, as long as you acknowledge the author or source and no financial gain is made through its reuse. We don’t charge for this service. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can request information by emailing our public sector information team

Evaluations Online website

Executive Leadership Team

Our 'Executive Leadership Team' consists of senior management and is responsible for the day to day running of Scottish Enterprise.

More about our leadership


We have a duty to be open and accountable, and we encourage you to have your say and influence decisions.

Access public sector information, including Freedom of Information requests, read our policies on procurement, equality and customer service, and find out about joining our customer panel.

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Board members

Read about our Board members and their registers of interests, which declare any potential conflicts of interest.

Board meeting minutes

Media centre

Access information for journalists and press, including press releases, downloadable images and videos, corporate social media and PR contacts.

Latest press releases

Welcoming statement re EIF NPI Equity Platform

30 September 2016

Pioneering leadership programme supports a fresh approach to change in the oil and gas sector

30 September 2016

INEOS welcomes its first shipment of shale gas from the US

30 September 2016


New International Leadership Programme to help Scottish companies achieve global ambitions

30 September 2016

New chair appointed to Scotland’s life sciences industry leadership group

30 September 2016

Equity Gap is Scotland’s most active angel syndicate

30 September 2016

Scottish Enterprise media centre


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