Outer Hebrides

Whether you are starting or growing a business, we provide access to a range of business support services.


Scent of success for new home fragrances business 

A new home fragrances business has successfully launched on the Isle of Lewis after the owner accessed funding with support from Business Gateway.

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Business Gateway support was the perfect fit for Isle of Lewis furniture manufacturer

Heb Fitted Furniture was able to purchase equipment, transform its workspace and expand its offering after securing vital funding through Business Gateway.

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Studio Vans on road to success

Thanks to expert support, Studio Vans successfully launched during lockdown and has now introduced a waiting list to cope with demand from across the UK.

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Western Isles shellfish supplier expands into central Scotland during lockdown

A Western Isles shellfish supplier has praised support from Business Gateway for ensuring the firm was in a strong position to adapt to the pandemic.

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IT supplier keeps Western Isles connected with surge in sales

Tech Mobile has experienced a significant increase in sales amid the coronavirus pandemic after effectively using skills gained through the DigitalBoost programme.

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Back home to Barra was the ingredient to success

A local business that has benefitted from Business Gateway’s digital support is Café Kisimul. Harris Bari grew up immersed in the hospitality industry after his parents moved to Barra in 2004 to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant.

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Isle of Lewis whisky shop raises spirits with delivery service

A whisky shop based on the Isle of Lewis has successfully adapted to lockdown with the launch of a new delivery service with help from Business Gateway.

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Western Isles inspired pottery business targets expansion

A North Uist pottery studio has opened a new gallery following one-to-one support and funding advice from Business Gateway.

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Borrisdale Tweed weaves pathway to success

Thanks to strategic advice from Business Gateway, Carol and Rob secured a grant which allowed them to move to a larger premise.

Find your nearest office

Business Gateway Stornoway

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road
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01851 822 775

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00

Business Gateway Balivanich

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Isle of Benbecula
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01851 822 775

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00 (by appointment)