What is FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot?

This service was established to help Scottish businesses find the public sector support they need.

Information is available for businesses of all sizes – from those thinking about starting a business to large, well established companies.

This website is supported by an enquiries and referral service. You can contact us by submitting an enquiry or calling 0300 303 0660. Our lines are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Landline calls cost up to 10 pence per minute, mobile costs can vary from 3 pence per minute to 40 pence per minute depending on your operating provider (source: Gov.uk).

Why was this website created?

This site intends to help Scottish businesses find the right information, advice and support at the right time.

We will continue to add information and develop FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot and the referral service. We aim to provide all businesses with quick and easy access to all business support services provided by public sector organisations in Scotland.

Who runs FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot?

This is a partnership service. It started as a collaboration between Business Gateway, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland. We will eventually include all organisations who receive public funding in Scotland. We currently include services from the following partners.

Core partners

Business Gateway

Business Gateway

Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities and offers a range of professional resources, support and tools to help you learn new skills, create new opportunities and develop sustainable strategies for growth.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their purpose is to support regional development and increase the numbers of people who choose to live, work, study and invest there.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. To deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy, they work with partners in the public and private sectors to find and exploit the best opportunities.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. They work in schools, careers centres and partner locations and are passionate about skills development and its contribution to a modern, innovative and prosperous Scottish economy.

South of Scotland Enterprise

South of Scotland Enterprise works with the people and communities across the South of Scotland to grow its economy. By providing investment, expertise and mentoring, they will inspire the region to think bigger, and unlock significant opportunities for all. The vision of South of Scotland Enterprise is to establish the South of Scotland as a centre of opportunity, innovation and growth.

Other partners

What if I can’t find what I’m looking for?

It will take time before all business support will be available on this website. You can contact us by submitting an enquiry or calling 0300 303 0660. Our lines are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Landline calls cost up to 10 pence per minute, mobile costs can vary from 3 pence per minute to 40 pence per minute depending on your operating provider (source: Gov.uk).

If you are not happy with our service

If you are unhappy with something on the site or with the service you have received, you can make a complaint. Read our complaints policy to find out more.