Case Studies

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

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French language business expands services after funding through DigitalBoost

After accessing a grant through DigitalBoost, Scottish Government’s leading digital skills programme, Sandra Kasparek, owner of La Jolie Ronde, was able to invest in new IT equipment and expand her offering to clients.

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Training business ‘powers through’ pandemic with new online platform

The Power Within Training was able to expand its offering and launch a virtual training platform, after accessing vital funding through DigitalBoost.

Gael Spirit Company

Gin producer raises a glass to international expansion

A Scottish gin-producer has expanded into international markets after working with Business Gateway on its growth strategy, with plans for further expansion in 2021.

Meg Rodger Owner Birlinn Yarn Company

Yarn producer given new fleece of life after Business Gateway signposts funding for studio space

A new art studio will open in the Outer Hebrides after Business Gateway support helped access £20,000 funding to go towards the construction of the workshop.

Hils Holistic Salon Landscape

Digital make-over for Alloa salon

The team behind Hils Holistic Skincare, an Alloa-based salon were able to improve their digital presence after engaging with DigitalBoost and Alloa First during lockdown. The salon has since safely reopened.

Lismore Luminations

Candle-maker unlocks scent-sational growth

A bespoke candle maker has been able to accelerate the growth of her business and take on new premises after Business Gateway helped the team secure funding through the Business Gateway Local Growth Accelerator Programme.

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Entrepreneurs launch first street food outlet in Orkney

Orkney’s first street food outlet has been launched by local entrepreneurs, following start-up support from Business Gateway

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DigitalBoost programme supports cable supplier expansion during lockdown

An Alloa-based cable supplier has expanded into new premises and will be taking on additional staff, following a 30% increase in sales during lockdown. This growth has been supported by Business Gateway's DigitalBoost programme.

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Outdoors adventure company on trail to success

A family-run outdoors adventure company has adapted to the pandemic with the launch of new services such as paddle board and canoe hire and has praised guidance and advice received from Business Gateway.