About us

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.

Business plan 2018-19

Supporting inclusive economic growth

Our one year operating plan sets out our ambition to help achieve a growing inclusive economy in Scotland, by:

  • Attracting more international trade and investment for Scotland
  • Accelerating business growth
  • Realising major economic opportunities
  • Supporting a more effective economic development system for Scotland

A collaborative approach with our partners will improve how we work together and the impact we make.

Download our business plan (PDF, 3.67MB)

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

Business plans

Annual reports

Our annual reports and accounts

Scottish Enterprise annual investment reviews

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


More about working with us