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Moray

Business Gateway Moray is your gateway to expert local business advice and practical guidance. Whichever sector your business is in, or whatever stage it is at, our one-to-one support, specialist advice, business skills workshops and networking events are here to help.

Here at Business Gateway Moray, we appreciate that developing your business can be as daunting as starting it. We also understand that many small business owners feel they are too busy running their business to improve or develop it.

You are not alone, however – we are here to support you, and can often assist you to make developments that help to save time, stress, and money in the long term.

In addition to our core start-up and growth, we have a number of areas where we offer specialist support.

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 1:1 advice, online resources and webinars can help you plan, adapt and grow.

We know that your time is in short supply, so we offer 1:1 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 with DigitalBoost

Access 1:1 consultancy, webinars, online guides and a Digital Health Check with our DigitalBoost programme.

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

Our DigitalBoost 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.

Specialist Advice and Key Sectoral Support

At Business Gateway Moray we believe in providing you with the advice and support that you need in order to develop your business to its fullest potential.

If required, Business Gateway’s growth clients may access additional time from local experts in order to develop business strategies in particular areas of business specialisms and key sectors.

Access to Finance

Whether you are looking for investment to develop or start your business, our Business Gateway advisers are on hand to help.

Recruitment

We appreciate that taking on a member of staff – particularly for the first time – is something many businesses find daunting, but our Business Gateway advisers provide free, personal, local support to guide you through the recruitment process.

The Women's Business Centre

The Women's Business Centre is a digital platform designed to support women at the pre-start and start up 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)

SDP is a public sector partnership which delivers a variety of free tender training.

Registration for SDP events is free for Scottish SMEs, and will connect your business with your local authority’s SDP Rep who can offer your business additional support.

Tendering for Public Sector Contracts

We offer specialist 1-2-1 support on Tendering for Public Sector Contracts.

In addition to support businesses can access through the Supplier Development Programme we are offering specialist 1-2-1 support to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) based in Moray tailored to suit their needs including:

1-2-1 help in preparing and writing successful public sector tender bids

1-2-1 help with preparing documents such as:

  • evidence relating to professional accreditations
  • quality assurance procedures
  • health and safety policies
  • risk management procedures
  • sustainable environmental practices

Business Gateway wants to help Moray businesses increase their knowledge and confidence by delivering practical 1-2-1 support with the goal of increasing the number of Moray businesses writing successful public sector tender bids and winning more public sector contracts.

To access this 1-2-1 support please contact your local office.

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 Elgin

17 High Street
Elgin
IV30 1EQ
Get directions
01343 563 634

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00