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Hospitality, Catering & Event Management

These resources have been selected to provide information on the Hospitality, Catering & Event Management 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.

UK Hospitality

UK Hospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC)

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. The ASSC is the only trade body representing the interests of the traditional self-catering sector. It has more than 650 Members, operating in excess of 7,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles.

The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS)

The UK's leading association for independent catering businesses.

Event Scotland

Event Scotland provides advice on funding opportunities, access to resources and information about EventScotland and Development teams which sit within VisitScotland Events Directorate, alongside Business Events.

Association of British Professional Conference Organisers

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers, (ABPCO) the UK’s leading Professional body for Association Conference & Not-for-profit Event Organisation.

Event & Visual Communication Association

An aspirational must-be-a-member trade association and to deliver exceptional value to all employees as part of whole-agency membership proposition.

National Outdoor Events Association Scotland

NOEA is proud to be the only association within the broad spectrum of the UK event industry to have a vibrant chapter in Scotland.

Scottish Tourism Alliance

The STA is the largest member organisation for tourism businesses in Scotland and the leading representative body for its tourism industry.

British Fruit Juice Association

The BFJA provides a focal point for knowledge-sharing, networking, up-skilling and resource-sharing amongst businesses working in the juice industry.

British Soft Drinks Association

The British Soft Drinks Association represents UK producers of soft drinks, including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters.

Scotland Food and Drink

Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

Food & Drink Federation Scotland

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.

British Arts Festival Association

The national membership organisation for arts festivals in the UK: celebrating, developing and strengthening the work of its members.

Cultural Enterprise Office

We are Scotland’s creative business support – it’s as simple as that.

Concert Promoters Association

The Concert Promoters Association works to promote the interests of its members; and to represent them at a national level both to the public, and to other organisations, such as UK Music, the Office of Fair Trading, the Home Office, and the Departure of Culture, Media & Sport.

British Beer & Pub Association

We champion issues that matter to the beer and pub industry. These are causes our members are passionate about; whether it's promoting beer as the nation’s drink, or campaigning against increases to beer duty and businesses rates that are so damaging to community pubs.

Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA)

Founded in 1880 The Scottish Licensed Trade Association is the only national organisation which represents all sectors of the Scottish Licensed Trade Industry.

Scottish Beer & Pub Association

The Scottish Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Scotland’s brewers and pub companies.

British Coffee Association

We represent UK coffee to foster a favourable environment for all aspects of the industry and its culture to thrive.

British Sandwich & Food to Go Association

The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association represents those businesses where sandwiches form a core part of the Food To Go offer.

Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC)

The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) is the leading source of knowledge on short-term letting and holiday homes in Scotland. The ASSC is the only trade body representing the interests of the traditional self-catering sector. It has more than 650 Members, operating in excess of 7,000 self-catering properties throughout Scotland, from city centre apartments, to rural cottages, to lodges and chalets, to castles.

The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS)

The UK's leading association for independent catering businesses.

National Association of Wedding Professionals

The aim of NAWP is to promote professional standards and ethics within the UK Wedding industry in order that a consistency of standards is maintained to meet the expectations of our Wedding clientele.

Bridal Industry Suppliers Association

Represent the interests of bridal manufacturers and suppliers in the UK and Ireland; and as such our remit is to ensure the supply side of the bridal industry has a unified voice.

DigitalBoost – Digital Skills and Training for SMEs

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.

Scottish Government – Business Support

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

Healthy Working Lives

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

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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

Scottish Enterprise

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

Scotland IS

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

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.

Business Loans Scotland

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

Young Scot – National Youth Arts Fund

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

Zero Waste Scotland

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

Heritage Lottery Fund

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

Just Enterprise

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.

Princes Trust Scotland

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

Findbusinesssupport.gov.scot

Search this website to find out about what other business support may be available to you.

Women’s Business Centre

Led by Women’s Enterprise Scotland this centre is to help women achieve their business aspirations, make connections, up-skill and get support.