Case Studies

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

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

Natalie Blyth Cable Cuts

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.

Paul Smith And Laura Carey Owners Of Inn At Kippen

Restaurant launches online cookery school after upskilling with DigitalBoost

A restaurant has expanded its offering online during COVID-19 with the launch of a cookery school and takeaway service, after engaging with DigitalBoost.

Donna Polson Owner Whalsay Made

Shetland food producer sees sales heat up by over 500%

Whalsay Made, a Sheltand-based food producer is anticipating significant growth after reporting a 538% sales increase since April last year, following support from Business Gateway.

Love Learning

Social enterprise experiences 300% increase in demand during lockdown

Love Learning, a social enterprise specialising in the delivery of social care across the central belt, has praised support from Business Gateway.

Please note that this photo was taken pre-COVID-19 and the introduction of physical distancing measures.