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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

Business plan

Our business plan 2015-2018 set out our approach to help deliver long term, inclusive economic growth for Scotland.

Two years on, our 2017-2018 update outlines the progress made last year, and sets out what we'll deliver in the upcoming year.

Read our business plan update

Our contribution to Scotland's economy

Impact of our key economic development activity

In 2015-2016, working closely with our partners, we helped more companies to export – including 340 that are now projecting significant export growth as a result of our High Growth Markets team

This video covers some of our 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.

Access all this information

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

Kite Power Systems secure £2m investment from Scottish Investment Bank

22 June 2017

Scottish Enterprise welcomes news that HSBC are creating 500 new jobs in Scotland

20 June 2017

Innovation in manufacturing

19 June 2017


First package of new support for business growth

16 June 2017

Scotland’s oil and gas international reputation remains strong in challenging times

15 June 2017

Oil and gas innovation spend up

06 June 2017

Scottish Enterprise media centre


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