Business Gateway in Falkirk offers businesses practical help and guidance. Whether you're starting up or growing a business, we provide access to publicly-funded business support services.

Our team of experienced business Advisers can help you to:

  • Prepare a business plan
  • Understand business finance and cash flows
  • Find ways to market your business
  • Access workshops
  • Access specialist support
  • Access to networking opportunities

We also have a dedicated team of specialist that can provide support covering the follow topics of business:

  • Marketing
  • Information technology
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Leadership and Organisational development
  • Digital media solutions
  • Environmental
  • HR

For more information, please call 01324 808522


Principal Adviser


Carron is the Principal Officer for Business Support within the Growth and Investment Unit at Falkirk Council, responsible for the delivery of the Business Gateway service and local business support products. Carron has been supporting the business community for over 20 years and has extensive experience of managing business projects, support initiatives, financial assistance programmes and business training. Providing help and support to companies has been a main focus for Carron for over a decade, giving her the know-how to help individuals in the Falkirk area successfully start up and survive in business.

Carron commented: “The team and I have the skills and experience to help new and existing businesses from all sectors to develop and grow locally, through events, training programmes and tailored, one to one advice”.


Business Adviser


Andrea joined the Business Gateway Falkirk team in 2017 after five years as Senior Project Coordinator in the Helix Project Team. Graduating from the University of Glasgow with an MBA, Andrea has experience in marketing, strategy, leadership and management. She has experience of starting and managing her own business and now enjoys supporting a diverse range of businesses in the Falkirk area. Andrea is passionate about helping businesses grow and prosper across many sectors through collaborative working with colleagues and networks.


Business Adviser


Lesley joined the Business Gateway Falkirk team in 2016, having previously worked for over 2 years with the Stirling team and supports local businesses in all sectors and at all stages of their business journey, from start-up to existing businesses that have the potential to grow. Lesley has many years’ experience supporting businesses and helping them achieve their growth ambitions. Previously Lesley worked as an Account Manager in the Banking sector for nearly 30 years, with most of her experience being in the Business, Commercial and Corporate divisions and offers a wealth of knowledge that helps her clients achieve their goals.

Lesley has a wide network of business support contacts that she can refer businesses on to, and has successfully supported clients in accessing advisory and funding support from other enterprise agencies, including Scottish Enterprise.


Business Adviser


Lorraine joined the Falkirk Business Gateway team in October 2012 having over 30 years’ experience in the business sector. Lorraine graduated from Durham University in 1997 having undertaken an MBA. Lorraine is committed to supporting clients with the start-up, development and growth of their business.

Lorraine has extensive knowledge of the Service, Manufacturing, Engineering and Retail sectors and has many years’ experience of working closely with other agencies including Scottish Enterprise and accessing appropriate support for her clients.

Lorraine has managed her own businesses is an experienced Personal Development Trainer, Coach and Mentor and SQA qualified Assessor & Verifier.


Business Adviser


Steve has been supporting businesses in the Falkirk Council area since 2016 when he joined the Business Gateway team. He previously worked in the banking and finance sector for over 30 years, including as a Business Relationship Manager to Central Scotland based businesses from a wide variety of sectors.

Steve provides appropriate advice, support and professional resources to business owners to help them plan, adapt and grow.


Business Adviser


Ally brings a wealth of knowledge to Business Gateway with over 20 years’ banking experience with 10 years’ experience as a Business Manager.

His skilled and natural approach in managing relationships and growth through financial support allows him to be able to support clients with a wide range of Business Banking matters. Ally supports pre-start, start-up & established business clients with both stated and unstated needs through quality conversations.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Falkirk

Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way
Get directions
01324 590 960

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00