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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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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.

Deer Island Distillers

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.

PM Leather

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.

Gemma Clark Little Potters

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.

Katags kitchen

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.

Ginger cat bookshop

Purrfect start for bookshop

A children’s book shop in Kilmacolm has successfully launched after receiving start-up support from Business Gateway.

Moock Environmental Solutions Team

Business Gateway helps recycling firm to successfully diversify

A Scottish waste management recycling business has secured £6,000 in funding and prevented tonnes of plastic waste from going to landfills by diversifying its offering with the support of Business Gateway.

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Bouldering and climbing centre gets a leg up

Lanarkshire’s first centre dedicated to bouldering and climbing has launched after the business owner received specialist support, advice, and signposting to funding worth £8,000