Expand your business in Scotland

Once you’re set up in Scotland, why stop there? Scotland is a great place to grow your business and even start exporting.

Why is Scotland a great place to grow a business?

Scotland’s business landscape provides an excellent ecosystem for growing businesses. Once you’re here, you’ll benefit from:

  • Funding opportunities for R&D, job creation, productivity improvements and more
  • Tax relief schemes to help you reinvest your profits and attract new investors
  • Thousands of new graduates entering the workforce each year with new skills
  • Some of the most business-friendly labour market regulations in Europe
  • 19% Corporation Tax for the financial year beginning 1 April 2021
  • A strong network of innovation centres, centres of excellence and enterprise areas

What support is available to help you grow?

Scotland’s economic agencies – Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise – aim to support the Scottish economy by helping businesses here to grow, thrive and compete in global markets.

They can offer support, advice, events and funding to help with:

  • Research and development
  • Business development
  • Improving efficiency, productivity and profit
  • Exporting to overseas markets

Find out more at Scottish Enterprise

Find out more at Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Find out more at South of Scotland Enterprise

Find the talented people you need to grow

Developing your existing workforce and attracting talented new staff are key if you want to grow. If you’re interested in attracting talent from overseas, TalentScotland can help. They help Scottish-based businesses and investors access, attract, develop and retain skilled professionals from overseas.

How TalentScotland can help you access overseas talent

Exporting from Scotland

Whether you're looking to London, Europe or the rest of the world, Scotland is a convenient base for your company to expand its operations globally. And there’s plenty of support available from our partner agencies, global networks, and innovation and investment hubs.

A place to innovate and grow

Our universities actively encourage and support spinouts, our economic agencies offer funding and support for R&D and our range of innovation centres provide the ideal facilities. If you’re planning on growing your business through innovation, Scotland is a great place to do it.

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Our people and skills

Scotland has the people and skills you need to take your business to the next level. Over 50% of our working population have higher education.

Industry capabilities

There are lots of exciting opportunities in Scotland’s sectors. Find out more about the skills, opportunities and existing businesses in your sector.

Financial and tax incentives

Funding and tax relief schemes are great ways to get new projects off the ground and attract new investors to help you grow.