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Case Studies

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

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Scotland’s first outdoor sports shop for women opens

Scotland’s first outdoor sports retailer for women has opened after receiving support and signposting to funding from Business Gateway Highland.

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Former Scottish secondary school teacher builds children’s wellbeing franchise 

A former Modern Studies teacher who experienced anxiety in her own childhood has successfully franchised her own wellbeing business after approaching Business Gateway for guidance.

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Business Gateway elevates successful start for internationally sought-after Scottish tattoo artist

A Blantyre tattoo artist who set up her own business last year has already expanded her premises and team after she received support from Business Gateway.

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The sky’s the limit for two Ayrshire mums as they launch outdoor play business

Two Ayrshire mums have launched a new business encouraging young families to appreciate the great outdoors, after the pair accessed expert guidance from Business Gateway.

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Mobile luggage storage service expands operations to Glasgow

A mobile luggage storage service has successfully expanded its operations to Glasgow after the business owner approached Business Gateway for support.

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Yacht rigging business accelerates growth after successful launch

A Scottish yacht servicing business in Argyll & Bute is thriving after its owner received advice and signposting to grant funding from Business Gateway.

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Seafood business expands its offering

A North Uist seafood business has launched a catering trailer after the business owners approached Business Gateway for support.

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Small-batch cocktail business has sights set on further growth

A Scottish drinks business has successfully launched and developed an e-commerce website after the business owner approached Business Gateway for support.

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Scottish walking tour business establishes new routes for growth 

A Glasgow-founded walking tour business has successfully expanded into 13 cities across the UK following expert advice and support from Business Gateway.

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Systems engineer relocated from London to boost Bute economy

A former London Underground senior civil engineer has relocated to the Isle of Bute to launch an off-grid energy solutions business after accessing support from Business Gateway.