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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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Support helps local baker rise to success

Lynn Johnston approached Business Gateway Shetland to help grow her Shetland based business, Cake Fridge.

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Glasgow-based tech firm is an international hit

Motovate found support from Business Gateway Glasgow and the Scottish Enterprise CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund to create a platform for both UK and international markets.

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Business Gateway just the tonic for Whitetail Spirits

Isle of Mull gin distillery looks set to grow with help from Business Gateway.

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Local distillery owners in high spirits following support from Business Gateway

Business Gateway provided one-to-one business support and fully funded workshops to help distillery business expand.

Inspiring stories

Learn from the experience of some great business 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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What Brexit means for Scottish businesses

Join us for a discussion with the Founder of Edinburgh-based tea wholesaler Eteaket, Erica Moore, and Joint Managing Director of Walkers Shortbread, Jim Walker, to learn how they’ve been preparing their businesses for Brexit and what advice they’d give to fellow business leaders in Scotland. It’s Brexit over a cup of tea and a biscuit, you might 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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Business trends and challenges for 2020

Learn about what Brexit, employee wellbeing, automation and the environment might mean for you and your organisation from Michelle Shepherd, Business Adviser at Business Gateway Tayside.

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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.