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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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The new generation of financial advisers

Based in Alloa, Libertas Financial Management successfully launched with the help of Business Gateway in October 2021 and specialises in providing unbiased, independent financial advice.

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The grass looks greener for Galaxy Sports

Galaxy Sports have gone from strength to strength with the support of Business Gateway, following several refurbishments and improvements across its facilities, despite facing challenges brought about by the covid-19 pandemic.

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Smart tech business ‘safe as houses'

Support from Business Gateway helped an Aberdeenshire-based smart home solutions tech business adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and scale-up in 2020, with the launch of a new voice application.

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Rum distillery in good spirits

A business that specialises in manufacturing small batches of spiced rums has successfully launched with help from Business Gateway.

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danceSing business twist and shout

danceSing, a business focused on the health and wellbeing of the elderly has successfully diversified services and grown its commercial offering by 50% following support from DigitalBoost, delivered by Business Gateway. 

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Pivot towards wholesale market is recipe for success for Scottish clootie pudding business

Based in Abernethy, Clootie McToot is a traditional Scottish bakery that uses a secret recipe handed down through generations to create the perfect clootie dumpling.

Inspiring stories

Learn from the experiences of business owners, leaders and our very own business advisers. Discover how they made it in business and the lessons they would pass on.

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PG Paper wraps up COP26

COP26 provided world leaders with a unique opportunity to discuss the climate crisis at a crucial time, but how can businesses adapt to help meet vital targets? For business owners, the story of Scottish firm PG Paper offers valuable insights that can be applied to their own journey.

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Isle of Cumbrae distillery’s start-up spirit

Business Gateway’s start-up service has been crucial for Isle of Cumbrae distillery, as it brings its product to market.

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North Uist Distillery reflects on Brexit changes

Learning from past experiences and accessing Business Gateway’s online resources has been crucial to help North Uist Distillery understand the changes caused by leaving the EU.

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Making the most of marketing in your business strategy

Iain Muir, one of our advisers, outlines some reasons why you may wish to invest in your marketing strategy and points you in the direction of some resources that can help.

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Why now is the time for all businesses to invest in digital

Business Gateway adviser Rene Looper shares why investing in online and digital platforms continues to be an important element that will help businesses survive the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19.

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Ideas for developing a business in a challenging climate

Businesses across Scotland have faced significant challenges over the last ten months. However, while trading conditions are difficult, there are opportunities for small businesses to grow. This article outlines how this is possible with the right support and approach.