All of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions is set up to work with businesses and organisations, collaborating with around 20,000 Scottish businesses every year and another 10,000 from outside of Scotland in Research and Innovation. Scotland’s Universities have an excellent track record in successful commercialisation of world-class research; they can Read more [...]
The research pooling initiative was created by the Scottish Funding Council to encourage researchers across Scottish higher education to pool their resources and respond to increasing international competition. For the majority of pools the original SFC funding has now come to an end, however the research pools continue to contribute Read more [...]
Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers that choose to go further than the government minimum. The Living Wage employer mark is awarded to Scottish employers as a symbol of responsible business practice. Living Wage accreditation celebrates employers that choose to go further than the government minimum. Research shows that paying the Read more [...]
The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business. It is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development. It is built on a voluntary code of business practice which you can use to guide and boost the future development of Read more [...]
Business Gateway is a business advice service which offers assistance to both entrepreneurial-minded people with ideas and also existing companies.
This is a peer group for women entrepreneurs who want to be challenged.
The EY Foundation is an independent registered charity, supporting young people facing barriers to employment and further education.
Scotland House can provide your business with a home away from home in London.
Can Do Places are a nurturing network whereby workshops and events are put on to help you make things happen.
Shoal's mission is to create a co-working network that connects every entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world.
Arts & Business Scotland is an independent Scottish charity which acts as a channel between the cultural and business sectors.
Adopt an Intern is an organisation which supports all sectors to access graduate talent of all ages, skill sets and backgrounds, including those returning to education.
Gearing for Growth was established to work with business leaders and companies to help them to realise their full potential and that of their business and team.
The Prince’s Trust is Scotland’s leading youth charity which supports unemployed or underemployed young people into self-employment.
DSL Business Finance provides loans to start-ups and growing businesses that cannot access loans from traditional sources.
Social Enterprise Academy will support you on your journey of personal and skills development and will enable you to have a growing social enterprise.
Social Enterprise Scotland is Scotland’s national membership body and network for social enterprises, which can support and fund your social enterprise.
Tontine supports businesses in the creative industry, it can give you access to events, co-working spaces, workshops and conference rooms.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body that can support you to build employability skills.
Digital Tourism Scotland can help you navigate and utilise the digital platforms of your business.
Visit Scotland is the national tourist board, they can provide business surgeries, online media training, grants for your growing business in tourism.
CodeClan can teach you the digital skills you need and can enable you to be a key player in the Scottish tech scene.
CivTech is a tech and innovation driven organisation that gives you the opportunity to work on new innovative products.
MediCity Glasgow is a home to the curious, to the radicals and to the pioneers going toe-to-toe with the healthcare challenges that affect us all, globally.
Clockwise Offices is a co-working space that can give you a flexible membership and access to meeting rooms.
The Data Lab can help you develop new data science projects, while building your tech community.
New businesses at the early stages of their journey are offered engagement with the High Growth Ventures team as they support innovation driven enterprises from start up to scale up.
Wasps Studios operate and manage eighteen workspaces across Scotland for creatives.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Archangels is a business angel syndicate which focuses on early stage investing in Scotland.
FinTech Scotland works with the objective of growth and employment to secure Scotland’s place as one of the leading fintech centres.
Discovery Investment Fund Limited is a venture capital business.
Women’s Enterprise Scotland is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which works to create an entrepreneurial environment where women-led businesses can flourish.
Based in St. Andrews, Scotland, the EOS Technology Investment Syndicate (EOS) is an entrepreneurial led group of private angel investors who review new investment opportunities.
Industry-led Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) links together businesses, university experts and public sector providers, including Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International.
The Federation of Small Businesses is a membership organisation and the biggest business group in the UK.
Just enterprise is a consortium formed from Scotland’s key social enterprise support agencies. Collectively, they provide expert start-up, business support and business recovery to organisations across Scotland.
Lanarkshire Enterprise Services is an enterprise trust that aims to provide specialty business support to help businesses succeed.
The Centre of Entrepreneurship at the University of Dundee is a dedicated resource for university students, staff and recent graduates, providing them with highly transferable entrepreneurial skills and supporting with start-up and spin-out advice.
Virgin Start-Up can support entrepreneurs looking to start or scale their business with personal loans of between £500 and £25,000 per co-founder.