Supporting Scottish businesses to achieve their goals

2017/18 performance

500+ businesses supported to access finance
£315m planned R&D investment
£170m private finance leveraged

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Our partners Business Gateway provide support for new start-up businesses

From starting a business and understanding your market to improving your digital skills, Business Gateway's highly experienced team can help you navigate any challenge.

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Prepare for Brexit

Get to know the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities for your business. Find resources, advice, events and funding to help you prepare your Brexit plans.

Business development and advice

Growing a business isn't always easy and you may be wondering who to turn to for the right support. Our team of specialist advisers can help you to take the next step with confidence.

Develop products and services

Want to develop a product or service to make your business more competitive and profitable? Connect with our experts to avoid potential pitfalls and overcome challenges.

Funding and grants

From start-ups to well-established companies, large and small, we’ve got funding options that will elevate your business.

Exports and international markets

International trade is essential for any size of business to grow. Get the know-how and confidence to export your product or service into overseas markets with our support.

Improve productivity and skills

Whatever stage your business is at, access our expertise, training and funding to help introduce new and innovative work practices. Empower your workforce to drive greater productivity and efficiency.

What our customers say

Duncan McChonchie from Laggan Outdoors, Gatehouse of Fleet on his quad bike in the grounds of Laggan Outdoors

From ziplines and grass-sledging to luxury snugs and idyllic wedding settings, business is booming for Duncan McConchie, director of Laggan Outdoor

"Scottish Enterprise has given us access to some incredible people to help us develop our vision and define our strategy; a strategy that we are now implementing."
Craig Buchan from QPal in Edinburgh

Mobile payment company Qpal wanted to expand its business offering to international markets - we helped Craig Buchan, Qpal founder, gather customer insights

"The team in Scottish Enterprise provided real knowledge and expertise, and the quick turnaround times made all the difference."

Business guides

Prepare for Brexit toolkit

30 Jul 2018 | 5 minutes read

Brexit checklist

30 Jul 2018 | 3 minutes read

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Events for business

Mar 21

Scenario planning for oil and gas companies

Mar 21

Thursday, 21 March 2019 Aberdeen, Village Hotel Club Aberdeen

This practical session, delivered by Alister Wilson, consultant in strategy development and futures thinking, will use futures thinking techniques to explore the dynamics of change shaping the futu...

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Mar 21

Seven Key Skills of Successful Business Leaders

Mar 21

Thursday, 21 March 2019 Edinburgh, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh

Through a mixture of presentations, discussions and exercises, this interactive session will engage with the issues at the heart of your business. Overview • What are the seven key skills a succes...

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More about our organisation

We are Scotland’s national economic development agency, and we are passionate about Scotland’s economic success.

What we do

We use our breadth of economic experience, knowledge and widespread connections to build on Scotland’s many strengths to ensure a sustainable flourishing economy.

Media centre

Whether you're looking for a contact, want to know some facts or are looking for the latest press release, you'll find everything you need here.

Our performance

Here you’ll find all of our annual reports, accounts, investment reports and performance against strategic targets.