Our agency is a joint venture that seeks to build a strong, diverse and healthy economy through partnerships with organisations including:
Our commitment to you
We're committed to delivering a first class service to all our customers and operate to our partner standards outlined in Scottish Enterprise's Customer Charter
The Scottish Government
Established in 1999, the Scottish Government is the country's Parliament and governing body, with powers devolved from the UK Government.
With an annual budget of more than £29 billion in the financial year 2010/2011, the Scottish Government makes decisions that benefit the people of Scotland, forming legislation on:
- Health including NHS Scotland
- Justice and policing
- Business and economic development
- Rural affairs
Faced with challenging global financial markets, growing Scotland’s economy is a key Scottish Government priority. Along with our government agency partners we offer unrivalled business support that encourages both domestic and overseas trade.
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Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland's main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. SE's role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth.
SE supports ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland’s globally competitive sectors.
SE also works with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment.
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Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the ‘sister’ organisation of Scottish Enterprise and is responsible for the economic and community development of the Highlands and Islands region. The Highlands and Islands are a diverse region covering more than half of Scotland, and are home to around 450,000 people.
HIE's role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region. To achieve this it creates infrastructure for future investment, assists large and small businesses with growth aspirations and has a unique role strengthening communities, particularly in fragile areas. As part of this HIE supports communities to acquire and develop land and other assets.
HIE supports the growth ambitions of business and social enterprise clients by creating close working relationships in order to accelerate growth in turnover, profitability, wage levels, exports and therefore Gross Value Added (GVA) in the HIE area.
HIE also invests in transformational projects across the region to make the Highlands and Islands a more competitive and attractive place to live, work, study and grow.
To address the challenges and opportunities in delivering sustainable economic growth throughout the Highlands and Islands, HIE has organised its activities under four broad priorities:
- Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations
- Strengthening communities and fragile areas
- Developing key sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities
- Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region
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Business Gateway Scotland
Business Gateway Scotland provides services to existing businesses and to individuals interested in starting up their own business.
Key services include:
- An interactive website with step-by-step guides on how to start-up a business
- Provision of business information from the Business Gateway Enquiry Service such as help with finance and grants, taxes, employment, payroll, sales and marketing
- An extensive programme of workshops and events on business related skills delivered in local Business Gateway centres
- Support and advice on how to grow your business
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TalentScotland is a talent attraction project that showcases Scotland as an outstanding place to live, work and study. It provides:
- Scottish lifestyle information
- Visa, immigration and relocation advice
- Information on industries, employers and job vacancies in Scotland
- Graduate placements
- Information on studying in Scotland
In partnership with TalentScotland, we ensure that you have access to the best talent. TalentScotland is a free service to promote the latest jobs available to professionals worldwide and raise the profile of employers in Scotland in four industry sectors:
- Life sciences
- Financial Services
TalentScotland provide examples of international professionals who’ve successfully made the move to Scotland, and you can learn about their experiences of living, working and studying in Scotland.
TalentScotland’s Relocation Advisory Service offers help and advice to both employers and workers on any matters regarding staff relocating to Scotland, including visas and immigration.
TalentScotland’s Graduate Placement Programme, managed by Scottish Enterprise, gives you access to the skills and knowledge of some of Scotland’s finest graduates.
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