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Independent food business is a batch of success

An independent Hebridean food outlet has successfully launched on the Isle of Harris, following support from Business Gateway.

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Successful start for independent charcuterie

A new charcuterie business has successfully launched following vital support from Business Gateway, including specialist advice about funding, which helped the business access grants worth over £3,000.

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Rum distillery’s spirits lifted

Business Gateway has helped a rum distillery keep up with demand, through vital funding for essential equipment which enabled a move to in-house production and increased output.

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Leather goods maker bags funding 

A leather and Scottish tweed specialist business has brought tweed stitching operations ‘in-house’, following funding advice from Business Gateway.

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Pottery painting studio adds colour to services

A pottery painting studio has successfully enhanced its offering and increased its customer base after the business owner received support, advice, and signposting to funding worth £10,000 from Business Gateway.

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Independent food business is a batch of success

An independent Hebridean food outlet has successfully launched on the Isle of Harris, following support 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.

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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.