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Industrial Manufacturing

These resources have been selected to provide information on the Industrial Manufacturing 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 Engineering

Scottish Engineering supports Scotland's engineering and manufacturing industry with action, advice, and training.

Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS)

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) can help your manufacturing business plot a course to take advantage of new opportunities to increase productivity and boost competitiveness.

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) will be established to support and grow our diverse manufacturing base, and to make Scotland a recognised producer as well as consumer of goods.

Advanced Forming Research Centre

The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

Lightweight Manufacturing

LMC is the first stage of establishing the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and will formally open in the first half of 2019. It is accessible to companies now and is already delivering projects with a pipeline of customers in place.

Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers

The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers (GCSTM) is a non-commercial peer support network which provides information and guidelines about handmade soap crafting and the EU legislation that regulates the cosmetics and toiletries industry.

Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is widely regarded by government, European and international stakeholders and the media alike as the credible voice of a responsible UK industry.

Oil & Gas UK

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 40 years.

UK Onshore Oil & Gas

UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil & gas industry including exploration & production.

Subsea UK

Subsea UK is the champion for the UK subsea industry. We act for the entire supply chain bringing together operators, contractors, suppliers and people in the industry.

Decom North Sea

Connecting capability with opportunity across the oil and gas decommissioning sector. Decom North Sea is the single topic, multi region membership organisation which connects capability with opportunity across the oil and gas decommissioning sector.

Energy Industries Council

The EIC is the leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify and pursue business opportunities globally. Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of over 650 UK-registered companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.

Oil & Gas Authority

We work with the industry and government to maximise the economic recovery of UK oil and gas.

Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC)

OGIC fosters, encourages and funds technology innovation. They connect oil and gas companies with new ideas to the world-class research expertise that exists within Scotland’s universities.

Renewable Energy Association

The REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK.

Scottish Renewables

Scottish Renewables is the voice of Scotland’s renewable energy industry.

Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (alupro)

Raise awareness of aluminium can recycling. Promote benefits (environmental and fundraising) of Aluminium.

The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA)

The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA) is a well-established trade association, respected throughout the UK and internationally for providing a valued resource for brand owners, retailers, manufacturers and e-commerce companies looking to outsource.

British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

The British Printing Industries Federation is the principal business support organisation for the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of this country's leading trade associations. BOSS Federation is the trade association serving the UK office supplies and services industry.

Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association

The SPRA provides a forum for the plastics, rubber and general polymer community in Scotland through the provision of technical meetings, support for polymer education and social activities.

Space Network Scotland

Space Network Scotland (SNS) launched in May 2014 to provide a focal point and a resource for Scotland's space sector. Key to its activities is the identification and creation of opportunities for the space sector in Scotland.

Spaceport Scotland

A look at some of the innovative young companies who are establishing a Scottish presence in the new space technologies.

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies

Promoting the Expertise of British-Based Earth Observation Companies & Organisations.

CENSIS (Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems)

CENSIS is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

DHI (Digital Health & Care Institute)

Our focus is creating person centred, innovative and digital, solutions that will have a positive impact on society.

OGIC (Oil & Gas Innovation Centre)

OGIC fosters, encourages and funds technology innovation. They connect oil and gas companies with new ideas to the world-class research expertise that exists within Scotland’s universities.

IBioIC (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)

Industrial biotechnology (IB) is an enabling technology that uses biological substances, systems and processes to produce materials, chemicals and energy.

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.

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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.