Case Studies

Our case studies highlight the ways in which Business Gateway has helped Scottish businesses get started and grow.

Taylor Wholesale

Confectionery wholesaler’s offering sweetened with revamped online platforms

A specialist wholesale company has overhauled its digital offering and enhanced its online presence by over 275%, after receiving support from Business Gateway and DigitalBoost, Scotland’s national digital upskilling programme.

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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.

Old Mother Hunt

Rum distillery in good spirits

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


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.


Innovator behind smart kettle highlights importance of due diligence

The founder of WeeKett, a smart appliances start-up used Business Gateway to ensure she had a robust plan for bringing her product to market.

Know It

Business Gateway helps financial risk platform launch new product

Business Gateway has helped an automated credit management platform launch its first product, released in September last year.

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Water bottle business drinks to success after launch of new offering

An e-commerce business which makes reusable water bottles from plants has grown by 300%, after the founders expanded their offering to include brand partnerships.

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New lease of life for boutique hotel

A boutique hotel has developed nearby land into outdoor dining, and increased their capacity by 25%, after Business Gateway helped the owners secure funding and put in place operational systems required for the expansion.

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Fishing supplies business reels in success

Business Gateway helped an Isle of Lewis fishing supplies business grow its operations with funding and secure new premises on the outskirts of Stornoway.