West Lothian Council

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Here you will find a range of information on working with West Lothian Council.

You can find out what business events are coming up in the area, learn about the process for working with the Council and what else is happening in the region.

Whatever stage your business is at, you will find enthusiastic, professional staff at West Lothian Council’s Economic Development service who can provide a full range of assistance to business.

For more information on other business support available click through to the West Lothian Council website.

Advice & Support

It often helps to talk through a new idea with an unbiased third party. Many businesses use this facility before making an approach to a bank or other potential funding body. We can also help with the business planning process in a practical way, by linking up with our Business Information Service to provide the overview or background you need.

Access To Funding

Our business advisers are well versed in the eligibility criteria for many of the schemes of financial assistance on offer. They’ll help you search for grants appropriate for your business and have a proven track record in accessing these funds. And where financial assistance is unlikely to be forthcoming, they’ll give you a straightforward answer.

Economic Development staff co-ordinate a full schedule of events, seminars and programmes, including Business Gateway Start-Up and Growth workshops, designed to keep businesses informed and proficient in areas such as Management Development, Finance, Marketing and e-Business.

Business Information Service

Our professional approach to sourcing the information you need for your business could save you time and money and give you a real competitive advantage. The Business Information Service can benefit your company in so many different ways – whether you’re just at the stage of writing your business plan, or are planning to develop and expand overseas.


As a major owner of commercial property, West Lothian Council may be able to help meet your property requirements. We also provide a comprehensive search facility, covering all available industrial, retail and office property throughout the county.


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SDP Scotland's Events and COVID-19
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Updates regarding the delivery of all Supplier Development Programme training and events in relation to coronavirus and COVID-19.

Forthcoming events

Events are being shown from regions across the Edinburgh and Lothians area.

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Talking Tenders with East Lothian Council
Supply of Transport Services
Thursday 30 May 2024, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Please join us to hear ELC colleagues discuss the upcoming Framework for the Supply of Transport Services, principally for the conveyance of adult services.
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East Lothian Council - Supply of Transport Services
Aligned Tender Training using PCS and PCS-t
Thursday 13 June 2024, 10:00-11:30am
Webinar Partner Event
Let us help you to prepare to bid, to ensure that you are awarded a place on the East Lothian Council (ELC) framework to supply transport services.

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