How we can help

Support from Scottish Development International was a key component in our decision to build our new onshore LPO business in Glasgow.

Robert Glennie, NewGalexy

Building relationships that last

We'll give your company all the help you need to make the most of your investment in Scotland.

That means working closely before, during and after your investment. 

Whatever your project, we're here to help:

  • Identify the best funding to support your project
  • Find you the best location and staff
  • Support your expansion into new markets 
  • Connect you with the best suppliers and partners

Unique support

Thinking about investing in Scotland?

You can look forward to a warm welcome says ION Geophysical's Chris Usher, who applauds the "fantastic" and unique support offered by Scotland's enterprise agencies.


Financial support in Scotland

We can help you find the right funding to support your project.

  • Funding to secure jobs
  • Financial support for innovation and R&D
  • Venture capital, loans and equity funding 
  • 16 designated Enterprise Areas 

Scotland's competitive advantage and our tailored package of financial support will help your investment in Scotland thrive. This will allow you to make the most of our talented workforce, our innovative universities, our thriving business angel community and our low business costs.

Financial support for your investment

Setting up your business in Scotland

Get help to set up in Scotland

It's quick and efficient to set up your new project in Scotland.

That means your project will hit the ground running, allowing you to establish quick connections to talented workers, innovative academic projects and new markets.

And we can help. Our ongoing support is a key reason why 73% of inward investors choose to stay in Scotland.

How to set up in Scotland


Expand into new markets

Our support doesn’t stop once you’re in Scotland.

We'll offer support to identify the opportunities that will help your company continue to prosper in Scotland. 

Our connections with the rest of the UK, Europe and major global markets make Scotland the ideal location to do business from. 

And, with the help of Scotland's enterprise agencies, we can help your business continue to expand domestically and globally.

Our offices worldwide

Edinburgh is now emerging as the largest technology hub outside London, and at the heart of that phenomenon is the university and its enterprise scene.

Grant Wheeler, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI)

Build your networks

Thriving industry hubs, collaborative universities and regular networking events make Scotland a great place for business connections.

By investing in Scotland, you'll become part of our well-connected business base. That includes industry clusters in digital technology, energy, financial services, life sciences and many other sectors.

We'll help introduce you to Scotland's universities, leading researchers and innovative community. And help you find the right partners you need to develop new products and services successfully for the global marketplace.

Find partners and suppliers

Contact us

Talk to us about doing business in Scotland.

Our global staff can help you find the right finance and other support to help you establish your business in Scotland.

Whether you're ready to invest or trade, or just want to chat about a potential project, we're here to help.

Find your local office