Case Studies

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

Heal Physiotherapy

Going virtual with Business Gateway’s DigitalBoost programme

Following support from Business Gateway, a Tayside-based physiotherapy centre has launched a series of online consultations and classes, delivering up to 60 per week, to navigate the impact of COVID-19.

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Vantastic start for furniture uplift business

An on-demand van and driver hire business that uplifts and delivers unwanted furniture to those in need, has successfully launched after receiving a package of start-up support from Business Gateway.

Penny Armstrong Founder Transition Turriefield

Growth for community farm with launch of online courses 

A Shetland community farm that grows and distributes vegetables across the island has launched a series of online courses to encourage people to grow their own food and produce after accessing help from DigitalBoost, Scotland’s national digital training programme.

Still Tours

Dram good support helps Aberdeenshire distillery upskill

A distillery tour provider now offers bespoke experiences for whisky enthusiasts by employing skills developed through DigitalBoost, Business Gateway’s national digital skills programme.

Ellis Gin

Business Gateway support is just the tonic for Ellis Gin  

A Lanarkshire-based gin producer has accessed expert marketing advice from Business Gateway, leading to series of a virtual tasting experiences and projected future growth.

Smart Farmer

Agricultural software firm ‘dig’s up’ funding to improve safety in farming

Support from Business Gateway helped an agriculture software firm access over £16,000 of funding which enabled the successful launch of an app that will improve farming health and safety.


Scent of success for new home fragrances business 

A new home fragrances business has successfully launched on the Isle of Lewis after the owner accessed funding with support from Business Gateway.

The Wellbeing Circle

Wellbeing hub fires up online presence after coming third in business competition 

A wellbeing enterprise successfully adapted to COVID-19 through the creation of virtual consultations and grew its online presence after it came third in Business Gateway Forth Valley’s #THEHEAT21 competition. 

Kairos Chocolate Cameron

Chocolatiers enjoy sweet taste of success after winning Business Gateway competition

Kairos Chocolate was recently crowned champion of Business Gateway Forth Valley’s #THEHEAT21 competition, which recognises the efforts and ideas of local start-up businesses.


Fashion brand proves sustainability is on trend after making it to competition final 

A sustainable clothing brand based in Stirling has increased its brand awareness after securing fourth place at Business Gateway Forth Valley’s #THEHEAT21 competition.