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Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from the businesses we’ve supported across Scotland.

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Start-up brings home the bacon

Piggery Smokery more than quadrupled its bacon production within its first 16 months in response to customer demand.

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Street food spices up canalside

Tapping into local knowledge and strategic advice helped Our House of Spice to get its Bhaji Bike venture up and running.

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Biotech firm unlocks value in food waste

Edinburgh biotech business IntelliDigest aims to help hotels and restaurants unlock the value in their food waste.

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New office provides room to grow

Having cemented its reputation for service, Raeburn Construction continues to thrive and had to move into a bigger space in 2018.

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Family firm gets a digital boost

Falkirk-based FBS Plumbing Solutions drew on our connections to access the digital skills needed to boost its online presence.

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Supermarket deal is a prize catch

Shetland salted cod producer Thule Ventus is set to grow thanks to a Whole Foods Market deal and investment in new machinery.

Inspiration stories

Learn from the experience of some great business leaders. Discover how they made it in business and the lessons they would pass on.

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What Brexit means for Scottish businesses

Read up on how Edinburgh based Eteaket and world renowned Walkers Shortbread have been preparing for Brexit and what advice they have for other business owners. It's Brexit over a cup of tea and biscuit you could say…

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Digital for all

Rachel Neaman, Director of Skills and Partnerships at Doteveryone and voted as one of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in IT 2016, discusses the digital deficit, and the opportunity for SMEs

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Chomping on export

A lesson in selling in different countries, by exporting success story Cheeky Chompers.

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Five lessons learned: Maitland 'Mac' Mackie

Family business Mackie's of Scotland has stayed committed to innovation throughout its journey. Maitland ‘Mac’ Mackie, tells us his five business lessons.

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The Harris Tweed Renaissance

From traditional sports jackets to Converse All Stars, Harris Tweed is an industry transformed. Creative Director of Harris Tweed Hebrides, Mark Hogarth, explains how.

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Q&A: Cally Russell

Cally Russell, CEO and founder of Edinburgh-based online clothing retailer Mallzee, talks digital inspiration, talent and potential in Scotland.