Case Studies

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

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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.

Nicola And Magnus Johnston Island Larder

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.

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Business Gateway support was the perfect fit for Isle of Lewis furniture manufacturer

Heb Fitted Furniture was able to purchase equipment, transform its workspace and expand its offering after securing vital funding through Business Gateway.

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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.