Case Studies

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

Ben Leanord

Aberdeenshire man built seven-figure business from his spare cupboard

Building a fitness business while recovering from a heart problem may not be what the doctor ordered, but that’s exactly how Ben Leonard, with the support of Business Gateway, created Beast Gear.

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Nicola Finney Collymoon Gin 2

Former headteacher creates award-winning Scottish craft gin business

A former headteacher whose son registered her business on Companies House without her knowledge is now the creator of an award-winning Scottish craft gin.

24th May 2024

Horizon drone surveying

Scottish drone business flying high with extensive services

A family-run business based in Lanarkshire has successfully expanded its services to offer the latest drone technology across the UK after its owners accessed support from Business Gateway.

8th May 2024

Shetland Tasting visual

Shetland’s first whisky distillery is set to open in 2024

Shetland is due to get its first ever whisky distillery in 2024 which will become Scotland's the most northerly distillery.

1st May 2024

James Thomson 2

Isle of Lewis photographer launches his own business

A self-taught photographer has launched his own business after accessing guidance and signposting to funding from Business Gateway.

9th April 2024

Orkney Gin

Orkney business sees increase in sales after appearing on James Martin’s Saturday Morning

An Orkney family business has enjoyed a dramatic increase in sales and social media followers, after one of its products appeared on James Martin’s Saturday Morning, which showcases recipes and products to a range of celebrity guests.

9th April 2024

Cycling Gardeners

Business is blooming for the UK’s only fully electric-powered gardening business

The UK’s only fully electric-powered gardening business has been able to make new hires and grow its business operations after accessing support from Business Gateway.

9th April 2024

John Angus Morrison 1 1

Comhairle funding helps young fisherman land new boat

A young fisherman from Lewis has successfully started his own fishing business after accessing support and expert guidance from Business Gateway.

14th March 2024

Jacqui Jacks Play Learn 2

Scottish early years professional launches play and learn sessions

An Inverclyde family support worker has launched a range of play and learn sessions to encourage children’s positive early experiences after she accessed expert support from Business Gateway.

14th March 2024

Fake Food Workshop 1 2

Award-wining Scottish sculptor on track for six-figure turnover

An award-winning sculptor, whose products featured in the Barbie Movie, is exporting products internationally and is on track for a six-figure turnover after she accessed expert guidance and support from Business Gateway.

14th March 2024