Argyll & Bute

We are here to support businesses based in Argyll and Bute. We offer free and impartial advice to anyone wanting to start up or develop their business.

Ardardan Estate

Monty’s Farm Park at Ardardan Estate introduce Highland Cow experience

A popular estate is set to introduce a new Highland Cow experience this summer after the business owners accessed expert guidance and signposting to funding from Business Gateway.


Islay’s only boat tours business introduces new seafood special trips

The only boat tour business based on Islay has introduced a new seafood special trip, with the addition of locally smoked seafood available to its customers.

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Oban dog grooming business expand into larger premises

Scotland’s only Internationally Certified Master Groomer, Nichola MacGillivray IMCG, has successfully expanded into larger premises and is going on to introduce a dog grooming training school with the support of Business Gateway.

Argyll Yacht Rigger

Yacht rigging business accelerates growth after successful launch

A Scottish yacht servicing business in Argyll & Bute is thriving after its owner received advice and signposting to grant funding from Business Gateway.

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Small-batch cocktail business has sights set on further growth

A Scottish drinks business has successfully launched and developed an e-commerce website after the business owner approached Business Gateway for support.

Casa de Perro

Systems engineer relocated from London to boost Bute economy

A former London Underground senior civil engineer has relocated to the Isle of Bute to launch an off-grid energy solutions business after accessing support from Business Gateway.

Kilchattan Bay Kayaking

Wind-surfer relocates from Chichester to build new life and business in Bute

A business offering kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for hire has successfully launched after the business owner approached Business Gateway for help.

Madara Grizlova Mac Arthur Founder Butey Boutique

Beauty therapist relocates to Bute to start-up beauty salon

A brand-new beauty salon has launched on the Isle of Bute after the business owner accessed expert support from Business Gateway.

Rachel Bailey Garden Design

Growth for Helensburgh garden design business

A Helensburgh-based garden design business specialising in sustainable landscaping methods is set for growth after increasing its digital capabilities and expanding its team of designers, following support from Business Gateway.