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Domestic Services

These resources have been selected to provide information on the Domestic Services industry in Scotland. Your local Business Gateway office can help you connect with other organisations and support networks to help you further your idea or business.

Established in 1982, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is the authoritative voice of UK cleaning, a sector worth over £24bn a year to the country’s economy and one which employs over 700,000 people.

SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.

NICEIC provides assessment and certification services for contractors working across the building services sectors. We assess electricians, renewable energy installers, plumbers and gas and heating engineers.

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) is Scotland’s trade association for the painting and decorating industry.

SNIPEF (Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation) is the trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland. SNIPEF has just over 750 member firms employing over 3500 plumbers and 700 plumbing apprentices.

The AMUSF was founded in 1947 to protect the interests of upholsterers, small furniture makers, and later, soft furnishers.

The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association is a national organisation of craftsmen engaged in furniture conservation and restoration.

The Federation of Window Cleaners is an independent, non-profit making organisation supporting the needs of Domestic & Commercial window cleaners with the Government and other professional bodies; working alongside associations such as BCC, IOSH and the HSE (CILF)

Helping businesses across Scotland with free advice, workshops, 1:1 expert support, online tools, guides and a quick healthcheck to assess your digital strengths and weaknesses.

Guidance on the policies and interventions in place to support Scottish SMEs.

Healthy Working Lives is the place to come to if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information.

Support agency for the Northern regions of Scotland which focusses on Innovation, trading internationally, funding/investment, skills development and more.

Focussed on assisting businesses who are looking to accelerate and grow through exporting, developing products and services, funding and business development.

From innovative technology start-ups and global online service businesses that are transforming our lives to the universities that train our skilled people, ScotlandIS has developed a thriving membership and community for the economic benefit of everyone.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. They contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills.

Loans from 25K to 100K for new and growing Scottish SMEs.

Grants to nurture creative talent in young people aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Support, funding, campaigns and other interventions to help people and businesses reduce waste and be more efficient with resources.

Funding projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Just Enterprise is a consortium formed from Scotland's key social enterprise support agencies. Collectively, they are able to provide expert Start Up, Business Support, Business Recovery, Procurement, Leadership and Learning Services, to third sector organisations across the length and breadth of the country.

Every young person should have the chance to succeed. PTS help young people in Scotland get into education, jobs and start businesses.