East Renfrewshire

Business Gateway East Renfrewshire provides quality, practical advice and guidance to new and existing businesses in East Renfrewshire.

Business Gateway East Renfrewshire services are an integral part of East Renfrewshire Council's support to local business. The Business Gateway team work very closely with the Council's in-house economic development, business support and employability teams to ensure that local businesses and individuals looking to start up, establish and grow their business receive the best possible support. East Renfrewshire Council offers a wide range of support to help local businesses develop and grow and includes the following:

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can support your start-up journey.

Our Planning To Start tool is a great place to begin. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and provides you with an instant toolkit with key resources & information. We'll then connect you with a member of the team at our local office for further support.

Our website offers a business plan guide and template to download when you’re ready, market reports and research, as well as handy online guides and articles, video tutorials and podcasts. Plus, we have a great range of webinars to hone your start-up skills – from writing a business plan to marketing on a budget.

With our help, you could be in business sooner than you imagined.

Running a Business?

Our resources and one-to-one support can help you strengthen your business.

Whether you’re looking to take on premises or learn more about digital marketing, we can help you take the next step. Get started by taking 10 minutes to complete our Strengthen Your Business Tool and get a personalised dashboard of online resources and webinars.

We know that your time is in short supply, so we also offer one-to-one advice at a time and day to suit you. Together, you and your business adviser can create a strategic action plan to suit your ambitions.

Our online resources and webinars can help you learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence. From HR to restructuring, innovation and digital marketing - we can help. And if specialist input is required, we can connect you to other sources of support.

Improve your Digital Skills

Access webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check.

From digital marketing strategy to social media, e-Commerce, cyber security and more, we can help boost your digital performance.

Our Digital Health Check is a great place to start. It will help pinpoint your digital strengths, areas you could improve, and how we can help, and it only takes 5 minutes to complete.

Growing your Business

Need real help to grow your business?

If you’re a business owner, stuck trying to get your business to the next level, our specialist, fully funded Business Growth Programme is here, right now, to help you.

Packed with experts from industry, from relevant business areas, we will put you in touch with someone local ready to talk to you, one-on-one, at a time to suit you, about growing your business the way you envision.

Help with every direction

Perhaps you’re ready to expand, develop a new product or reach new markets, at home or abroad? Maybe you’d like to increase sales, take on more staff, improve business efficiency or use technology more innovatively?

Whatever direction you want your business to expand, or even if it’s just a feeling you want to grow, but need advice to decide exactly how, our industry specialists can help you.

Specialist help for growth

This is not a start-up scheme, this is a specific, bespoke advice service for businesses that need help to grow. We have industry experts on hand locally, chosen for their specialist knowledge and success in a relevant business area to yours.

You can access advice in:

  • HR
  • Restructuring
  • Innovation
  • Exporting
  • Marketing
  • Any other area of business

Hear from those who’ve had the help

We’ve no shortage of success stories of those who have accessed Business Gateway, and our array of support, to develop and grow the business they dream of. From ocean plastic pots to sustainable skincare and energy consultancy, there is no boundary to the business type, or level of ambition, we can support.

Where will you take your business next?

Get in touch with your local Business Gateway office today to make an appointment on our Business Growth Programme now.

The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a website designed to support women at the pre-start and start-up through to growth stages of their business journey.

Operated by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the Women's Business Centre website is free to access and offers dedicated, needs-based content on starting and growing a business, including stories, encouragement and top tips from leading business owners across Scotland.

Supplier Development Programme (SDP)

The Supplier Development Programme provides support through a range of free tender training, e-learning modules and Meet the Buyer events to help Scottish SMEs, social enterprises and third sector organisations in bidding for public sector opportunities.

Redundancy Support

Your local Business Gateway office can offer free support to any business considering making redundancies.

Our advisers can help you look at your business challenges and then help you make the next practical steps. Along with that we can introduce you to PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment.

Other Business Support across Scotland

Information on the free advice and support available from Scotland’s public sector business support organisations is available to find, all in one place, at Find Business Support.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Newton Mearns

The Greenlaw Works,
6 Greenlaw Way
Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire
G77 6EF
Get directions
07488 581308

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00 (appointment only)