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.


Business Adviser


Jen has been a Business Gateway adviser for over 15 years. Having set up and operated small businesses including picture framing; craft manufacturing; cookery classes and several business consultancies, Jen understands the skills that business owners have to quickly learn to grow the business.

Jen has a background in catering, an HND in Hotel Keeping and Catering, and a passion for food and customer service; she can identify with a large cross-section of business owners.

Jen has a BA (Hons) in Service Sector Management and an MPhil in Social Science Research and has been a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in Economics and Enterprise. She is Premier Adviser-accredited with a Diploma in Business Advice and Counselling.


Business Adviser


Angela has a background in business investment, having worked for many years for Highlands and Islands Enterprise. She is originally from Glasgow and worked in Inverness before moving to Argyll in the early 1990s. She has been involved in the property sector, and has most recently been working to establish an activity tourism business abroad. Angela holds a BA in Accountancy and an MSc in Economic Development.


Business Adviser


Donald joined the team from Highlands and Islands Enterprise where he was a Development Manager for the Strengthening Communities Team, before that he provided support to business start-ups. In 2000 Donald was recognised as the Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland's Business Adviser of the Year. He holds a Level 4 SVQ in Business Counselling and a City and Guilds Business Support Profile of Achievement. Donald started his working life in the Royal Bank of Scotland and has also worked for Keyline Builders' Merchants.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Lochgilphead

Whitegates Office
Whitegates Road
PA31 8SY
Get directions
01546 808 009

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00