Business Support

Scottish Government has a range of initiatives, financial support and advice, to grow existing business and encourage business start-ups both directly and via other delivery agents to ensure long term sustainable economic growth in Scotland.


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Local Authorities and SDP’s affiliate members can provide support to SMEs – relevant to procurement issues, business development and growth. The support available is dependent on which local authority area your business is based. Use your local contact below to find out more:

 

Aberdeen City

Business Support
Contact: Alison Simpson asimpson@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Phone: 01224 523 361

Angus

Business Support
Contact: Krystian Kolaczyk KolaczykK@angus.gov.uk
Phone: 01241 438153

Business Gateway

Contact: Robert Sharp sharpr@northlan.gov.uk
Phone: 01236 888 536

Business Growth Fund

Contact: Robert Sharp sharpr@northlan.gov.uk
Phone: 01236 632 863

Clackmannanshire

Business Support
Contact: Jane Adamson jadamson@clacks.gov.uk
Phone: 01259 452 196

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Contact: Helen Mckenzie hmackenzie@cne-siar.gov.uk
Phone: 01851 822628

East Dunbartonshire

Contact: Suzanne Bruce suzanne.bruce@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 578 8625

East Lothian

Business Support
Contact: Richard Baty rbaty@eastlothian.gov.uk
Phone: 01620 827 177

Environmental Health Service

Contact: Robert Sharp sharpr@northlan.gov.uk
Phone: 01236 632 863

Falkirk

Contact: Matthew Farrell Matthew.farrell@falkirk.gov.uk
Phone: 01324 590 988

Fife

Business Support
Contact: Dot Smith dorothy.smith@fife.gov.uk
Phone: 03451 55 55 55 ext 492175

Highland

Business Support
Contact: Kenny MacInnes kenny.macinnes@highland.gov.uk
Phone: 01463 702553

Lanarkshire Area Tourism Partnership

Contact: Robert Sharp sharpr@northlan.gov.uk
Phone: 01236 632 863

Midlothian

Business Support
Contact: Jane Crawford Jane.crawford@midlothian.gov.uk
Phone: 0131 271 3427

Moray

Contact: Kenny MacInnes Kenny.macinnes@highland.gov.uk
Phone: 01463 702 289

North Lanarkshire

Business Support
Contact: North Lanarkshire Council info@sdpscotland.co.uk
Phone: 01698 453734

North Lanarkshire’s Working

Contact: Robert Sharp sharpr@northlan.gov.uk
Phone: 01236 632 863

Perth & Kinross

Business Support
Contact: Finlay Kerr FinlayKerr@pkc.gov.uk
Phone: 01738 477943

Shetland

Contact: Megan McQuade megan.mcquade@shetland.gov.uk
Phone: 01595 744 947

South Ayrshire

Contact: Roddy MacAskill Roddy.macaskill@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01292 616 114

Stirling

Business Support
Contact: Sandy Frickleton sfrickelton@stepscotland.co.uk
Phone: 01786 468 352

West Lothian

Business Support
Contact: West Lothian Council info@sdpscotland.co.uk
Phone: 01698 453734

 

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