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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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Business Gateway helps recycling firm to successfully diversify

A Scottish waste management recycling business has secured £6,000 in funding and prevented tonnes of plastic waste from going to landfills by diversifying its offering with the support of Business Gateway.

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Bouldering and climbing centre gets a leg up

Lanarkshire’s first centre dedicated to bouldering and climbing has launched after the business owner received specialist support, advice, and signposting to funding worth £8,000

Cd Corp

CD Corps NFT success

Scotland’s first whisky focused non-fungible token (NFT) start-up celebrates a move into consultancy services, made possible by support from Business Gateway.

Tim And Helen Wright Founders Tim Wright Fine Violins

Wright violins hit all the right notes

A business that specialises in matching players to the right musical instrument has increased sales by 400% after receiving support from DigitalBoost, Scotland’s national digital upskilling programme, delivered by Business Gateway.

Jack Allan

Student-driven media agency graduates to the next level

Following support from Business Gateway, a media agency focused on connecting independent businesses with social media savvy students has expanded its presence in the UK and Africa, driving the future growth of its services.

Passion For Feet

Healthcare clinic puts its best foot forward

A footcare clinic has successfully launched in Inverness after the business owner received specialist support, advice, and signposting to funding from Business Gateway.  

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.

Pg Paper

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.

Isle Of Cumbrae

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.

North Uist Distillery

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.

Iain Best

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.