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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

New Scottish energy ports capability directory launched

22 November 2017

Satellite imaging and intelligence startup Bird.i announces $2.6 million investment led by Accelerated Digital Ventures

20 November 2017

New £9.2 million fund launches to drive Scotland's business innovation

07 November 2017



SIB puts Scotland on agenda for international VC investors

07 November 2017

Edinburgh businesses explain painless planned exits

01 November 2017

Edinburgh's growing BioQuarter adds new commercial building

31 October 2017

Scottish Enterprise media centre


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