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.

Thinking of Starting a Business?

There are many ways we can help you, even if starting up still seems a way off.

Our website is a great place to begin: we offer a business plan guide to download when you’re ready, market reports as well as handy online guides and articles, video tutorials and podcasts. Take part in our webinars to hone your start-up skills – from how to handle the legal requirements to getting your market research right.

Plus use our Planning to Start tool to guide you through the essential steps of starting up. It takes just 10 minutes to complete and then we can then use the details you give us to create your action plan, complete with links to relevant information and support.

We’ll also recommend free webinars to help you hone your skills and may refer you to relevant support from our partners.

A business adviser from your local office will also get in touch to see how else we can help at this stage and signpost you to a wide range of other support across Scotland.

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

Running a Business?

Maintaining a business or moving up a gear can be more daunting than starting up, so our support continues and grows with your business.

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 tailor a strategic action plan to your ambitions. Need targeted advice on HR, Restructuring, Innovation, Exporting or Digital Marketing? Your adviser can help with that too. And if you need more specialist input, we can connect you with other sources of support.

Use our resources, support and tools to learn new skills, create opportunities and gain confidence.

We run around 3,500 events each year across Scotland, with webinars on topics from bookkeeping to social media.

  • For free, comprehensive business intelligence and market research, you can turn to our Information Service.
  • Browse our online A-Z of over 100 market reports or request a free report if your market sector isn’t covered.
  • Our handy guides explain how to create a business plan, digital marketing strategy, HR, intellectual property and other essentials that can help your business through these challenging times.

Get in touch with your local Business Gateway office today.

Digital Business Skills with DigitalBoost

Setting up a website is a great start, but DigitalBoost can help you to make the most of your online presence.

Tap into our free local webinars, 1:1 expert adviser support and online tools and tutorials to help you improve your digital performance. Our DigitalBoost guides have been downloaded 20,000 times and some 1,200 workshops have together attracted more than 14,000 business people.

A DigitalBoost HealthCheck can pinpoint your digital strengths, where you could do more and how we can help. Take five minutes now to fill in our form and discover how to give your business a real boost.

Redundancy support for people and businesses in Scotland

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.

Local Support

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.

Planning To Start

Find out what support and tools are available to you by answering a few simple questions with our Planning To Start tool. Then get contact from your local office to take your business idea forward.

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.


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.

Tendering for Public Sector Contracts

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.

Import / Export and Brexit support

Specialist 1-2-1 support on Import and Export and mitigating the impacts of Brexit. From January 2021 Business Gateway is offering specialist 1-2-1 support to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) based in Moray.

With the Brexit agreement now in place, there is an essential need for businesses to ensure all the documentation required in order.

The aim of this specialist support is to:

  • help mitigate impacts of Brexit
  • provide specialist expertise to support and enable SME’s in Moray to continue to trade in Europe or enter new markets
  • assist SME’s with high exposure to EU markets to trade successfully going forward
  • strengthen the local supply chain and create a more prosperous Moray economy

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

The Women's Business Centre

The Women’s Business Centre is a digital platform designed to support women at the pre start-up and start up stages of their business journey. Operated by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, the 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, via classroom style workshops working in conjunction with Local Authorities across Scotland, digitally via webinar and also provides a range of online resources connecting businesses with the Scottish public sector. 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.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Elgin

17 High Street
IV30 1EQ
Get directions
01343 563 634

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00