Business Gateway

Business Gateway launches drive to increase business growth across Scotland

From space asteroid mining and artisan bacon production to the renovation of a gin distillery, the Scottish economy has received a major boost after more than 53,000 customers connected with Business Gateway in 2018.  

As a result, Business Gateway is set to build on its track record with the launch of a new Missing Pieces campaign aimed at further increasing the number of businesses it helps to achieve their potential and contribute to the growth of the Scottish economy.

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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:00

DigitalBoost doubles up on award nominations

DigitalBoost, the support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills, has been shortlisted for two major business awards.

Delivered by Business Gateway on behalf of Digital Scotland, DigitalBoost has been nominated for the Public Sector award in the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2018.

In addition, Business Gateway National Unit Marketing Manager, Jacqueline MacDougall, has been nominated in the Digital Professional of the Year category for her work on both Business Gateway and the DigitalBoost programme.

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Tue, 18/09/2018 - 09:01

Over 100,000 jobs created in last ten years with Business Gateway support


•    9,129 NEW STARTS RECORDED IN 2017-18
•    ALMOST HALF OF NEW BUSINESSES WERE STARTED BY WOMEN IN 2017-18
•    53,008 INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS RECEIVED SUPPORT IN 2017-18


As Scotland’s national business advice service celebrates ten years since its delivery passed to Local Authority control, figures show businesses supported by Business Gateway created over 100,000 jobs over the last decade.

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Tue, 26/06/2018 - 09:00

DigitalBoost shortlisted for two Scottish Public Sector awards

DigitalBoost, the digital support programme for Scotland’s SMEs, has been shortlisted for two national ICT awards at the Holyrood Connect Awards.

The ‘Connect ICT Team Award’ recognises outstanding performance and support that improves operational efficiency and drives innovation and change, while the ‘Connect Rising Star’ category recognises the outstanding efforts and achievements of outstanding individuals in the public sector IT industry.

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Wed, 13/06/2018 - 12:37

Scotland's national digital programme for SMEs receives £1.7 million funding boost

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work confirms funding to extend DigitalBoost programme

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Wed, 30/05/2018 - 14:36

DIGITALBOOST MAKES IT A HAT-TRICK OF AWARD NOMINATIONS

DigitalBoost Team photo

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Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:27

SCOTTISH DIGITAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME SHORTLISTED FOR UK AWARD

A digital support programme that has helped thousands of Scottish SMEs enhance their digital skills has been shortlisted for a UK national award, the Digital Leaders 100 (DL 100).

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Wed, 10/05/2017 - 10:27