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These resources have been selected to provide information on the Financial & Business 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.

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) is the representative body for Scotland's financial services industry. Our member companies range in size from global organisations headquartered in Scotland to small, locally-based support companies drawn from all areas of financial services.

CSCB acts as a representative body of its member banks and, in addition, it provides a forum through which member organisations can discuss and debate matters of mutual interest or concern that are non-competitive in nature.

The Chartered Banker Institute is the largest professional body for bankers in the UK, with more than 30,000 members. Our impact and influence continues to grow, with members and students in 87 countries worldwide.

ICAS is the world-class network promoting, inspiring and enabling professional excellence in CAs.

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 180,000 chartered accountants and students worldwide.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession through the establishment of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the voice of UK consulting sector. The MCA is the representative body for the UK consulting sector and has been at the heart of the industry for over 60 years.

The Institute of Consulting has progressively been developing its position and strategy as the professional body for the consultancy profession. Its history and background is an amalgam and extension of several predecessor bodies, the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and the Institute of Business Advisors (IBA).

The PRCA is the world's largest PR professional body, representing well over 30,000 practitioners.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is recognised as the leading certification body for the security and fire protection sectors in the UK.

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting is the only UK-based independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language services businesses.

The BCA is the trade association representing and supporting the flexible workspace industry. Our members include operators of serviced and managed offices, business centres, co-working space, light industrial units and virtual office providers, along with partner members who provide services to the sector.

The IAM is one of the oldest management institute in the UK having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915. Our focus is developing professional administrators, administrative managers and business leaders.

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.