Accessing our information

We're serious about access to and protection of information. We want you to be able to access the information you need and be confident that your information is in safe hands. We regularly publish a range of information that you can access to review our activities and expenditure.

Public sector spend information

Ensuring best value for money and the strongest return on investment is a top priority. We fully disclose all our spend over £25,000 and provide an annual breakdown of our expenditure on marketing and PR, overseas travel, hospitality and entertainment and external consultancy.

Scottish Enterprise expenditure over £25,000 2016-17 (PDF. 280 Kb)

Scottish Enterprise expenditure 2016 - 2017 (PDF, 13.8Kb)

View our historical expenditure reports

Grants and investment information

We administer a range of grants and investment funds to support Scottish businesses and to incentivise international investment.

View our most recent Regional Selective Assistance grants reports.

Find previous annual RSA reports.

Previous years' quarterly reports are also available by request.

Senior salary information

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, we disclose the names, job titles and salaries of our most senior staff.

Read our list of senior staff salaries.

Equality and diversity information

We're committed to equal opportunities as an employer and in the services we provide. Every two years we publish a report that sets out our commitment to equal opportunities and charts the progress and steps we're taking to address the needs of under-represented groups.

Read our Equalities Mainstreaming report (PDF, 1.67MB)

 

Environmental and biodiversity information

Our planet is our single most valuable resource. That's why we're committed to playing our part in Scotland's journey to a low carbon economy. Every three years we publish a report to share the range of actions we've taken to further the conservation of biodiversity.

Read our biodiversity report

Annual reports and accounts

Delivering on budget and with maximum impact is important to us - as is demonstrating value for money. We publish our report and accounts alongside a range of case study examples of our work each year to showcase our performance.

Read our most recent annual report and accounts (PDF, 2MB)

Find out more about our historical annual reports and accounts

 

Information to suppliers

To ensure fairness, best practice and value for money in our procurement processes we follow the Scottish Government's Suppliers Charter code of conduct.

Tendering procedures depend on the value and the nature of what's being purchased - public sector contracts above £50,000 advertised on Public Contracts Scotland website.

Information on public sector procurement in Scotland

Scottish Government’s Suppliers' Charter

Scottish Enterprise Procurement strategy 2018-2019 (Word, 121kB)

Annual report 2017-2018 (Word, 203kB)

Procurement forward plan

We publish our planned procurement activity in the Scottish Enterprise Procurement Forward Plan for procurements over £50,000, excluding VAT.

Procurement forward plan (Excel doc, 17kB)

Sustainable procurement strategy (Word 290kB)

Terms and conditions

We have standard terms and conditions for contracts with our suppliers. They are defined in the documents you can download from this page. Our terms and conditions have recently been reviewed and we now share risk in a more equal manner with our suppliers.

Purchasing goods and services under £50,000 (Word 49.7 kB)

Purchasing goods and services over £50,000 (Word 58.6 kB)

Purchasing professional services (Word 57.2 kB)

Framework agreements (Word 79.8 kB)

Electronic databases (Word 58.5 kB)

Information request

As a Scottish public body, Scottish Enterprise (SE) complies with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which is enforced by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.

If you can't find the information you are looking for then we are happy to try and source it.

You can submit your Freedom of Information request online or by emailing enquiries@scotent.co.uk

This Act provides a right of access to information held by public bodies and requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • Publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • Tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost

We've adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The scheme has been approved until 31 May 2019. In adopting the Single Model Scheme, SE has produced a Guide to Information 2015 (Word, 372kB) which:

  • Allows you to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class
  • States what charges may be applied
  • Explains how to find the information easily
  • Provides contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information
  • Explains how to request information that has not been published

 

Trade union facility time

Under the Trade Union Act and Facility Time regulations 2017, we are required to publish a facility time report for relevant officials, detailing time spent on trade union activities.

Read the Trade Union Facility Time report 2017/2018.