Giving more Scottish businesses the best chance to fulfil their potential

Our 2019-2020 mission

10,500 jobs paying at least the real living wage
£300m R&D investment in businesses
£255m growth funding for companies

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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

Hannah Fisher, co-founder, The Start-Up Drinks Lab

Access to expert guidance is essential for any startup. Read how two Scots entrepreneurs, Hannah Fisher and Craig Strachan, formed a co-op to support the dreams of others.

"The personalised advice and support we’ve received through Scottish Enterprise, Co-operative Development Scotland and Inverclyde Business Gateway has been invaluable – without that we wouldn’t be in the strong position we are today."
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Don McLean, CEO of IES

Don McLean, CEO of Glasgow-based IES, explains the tech company's cutting-edge platform that’s helping to reduce the carbon emissions of buildings and cities worldwide.

"The support we've received from Scottish Enterprise over the years has been invaluable in helping us bring to market this new technology."
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Business guides

Get ready to export

30 Jul 2018 | 4 minutes read

Find the right market

30 Jul 2018 | 5 minutes read

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Events for business

Aug 23

Food & Drink Manufacturing 4.0 Workshop

Aug 23

Friday, 23 August 2019 Bellshill, Scottish Enterprise

The world of manufacturing is experiencing rapid technological advances that are transforming the way food and drink is produced and distributed. From primary producers to manufacturing and logi...

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Aug 26

Selling your business? Find out why Auchrannie Resort and Turnberry Rug Works became employee owned

Aug 26

Monday, 26 August 2019 , Riverside Lodge Hotel

Scottish Enterprise, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Councils will be hosting a ‘Selling your Business’ workshop exploring succession options including employee ownership on 26 Aug...

Find out more about Selling your business? Find out why Auchrannie Resort and Turnberry Rug Works became employee owned

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

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Our performance

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