Case Studies

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

Helen Hart Founder Hart of Shetland 1

Shetland rug maker put on the map following support

A Shetland-based sheep fleece rug maker has increased her sales, after receiving support from DigitalBoost.

Madara Grizlova Mac Arthur Founder Butey Boutique

Beauty therapist relocates to Bute to start-up beauty salon

A brand-new beauty salon has launched on the Isle of Bute after the business owner accessed expert support from Business Gateway.

Jayne Lasley Fairlie Curved 1 2

Scottish fashion retailer goes global and hits quarter of a million turnover

A Scottish fashion designer, who created a clothing range for bigger-busted women from her spare bedroom, is now shipping internationally after receiving support from Business Gateway.

Lewis Harris Grounds Maintenance

Lewis and Harris maintenance business expand its services 

A North Lochs business has expanded its range of services after accessing support and funding from Business Gateway.

Cairney and Company 1

Scottish fundraising consultancy enjoys global success

A Scottish female-run fundraising consultancy advising global clients has seen a 60% growth in turnover year on year in 2021/2022, after accessing specialist support from Business Gateway.

Shona Laing Head of Business Services Executive Assistant Exporta Global 1 2

Business Gateway helps supply chain business advance its operations 

A Kinross-based business specialising in product handling solutions for global clients has optimised its operations after receiving support from Business Gateway.

James Duncan Mackenzie Hebridean Reeds 3

Bagpipe chanter reed-making business expands following support

A Highland Bagpipe chanter reed-maker has launched on the Isle of Lewis following support from Business Gateway.

Alice Catherine Jewellry 2

Isle of Lewis jewellery designer turns lockdown hobby into thriving business

A jewellery designer on the Isle of Lewis has relocated into new premises in Stornoway and received funding from the Outer Hebrides Young Enterprise Support Scheme, following support from Business Gateway.

Call Assistance

Inverclyde care service launches to provide invaluable assistance in the community

Inverclyde start-up Call Assistance Ltd launches following specialist support from Business Gateway