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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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. 

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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.

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Social enterprise gets ready to launch after accessing start-up support

A social enterprise that seeks to equip young adults with transferrable skills through the renovation of powerboats has successfully launched after receiving start-up support from Business Gateway.

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Clothing brand revamps its online ordering system following DigitalBoost support

FINDRA Clothing made the most of funding accessed through DigitalBoost, Business Gateway’s national upskilling programme, to improve their stock management system and ensure their customers enjoy the best online ordering experience.

Outlandish Brewing

Brothers pursue lifelong dream following support from Business Gateway

Two Lanarkshire brothers have pursued their lifelong dream of opening a microbrewery and have released their first range of Scottish craft beers.

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Spirits kept high for artisan food producer after expansion into new premises

A family-owned artisan producer has opened additional premises following advice and support from Business Gateway.

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Alpaca treks brought to Inverclyde following Business Gateway support

After launching at the end of 2020, a firm which specialises in alpaca trekking adventures has expanded its digital capabilities and secured local council funding.

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Textile brand encourages individuals to get crafty with new online workshops

Paper Houses Design has expanded its offering and launched a series of online workshops that encourage others to develop their creative skills and reap the benefits of learning a craft.