We are a social enterprise and one of Scotland’s leading business support organisations. Working across Scotland, we provide those looking to start or grow a business with all the tools they need to make it a success, while re-investing into the regions we operate in.
We are contracted to deliver Business Gateway services across three of Scotland’s seven cities – Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth – which sees our advisers support around 20% of Scotland’s Business Gateway start-up companies.
No! The best bit is everything is free, from your initial 1-2-1s to workshops, masterclasses and networking events.
Our team is scattered throughout Scotland for your benefit. We deliver Business Gateway support and entrepreneurial expertise from our offices and Centres for Entrepreneurship in Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.
Easily. You can reach the team on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact us via our social channels, simply search for Elevator UK on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube.
Information on all current vacancies and full details of our recruitment process can be found on our careers page. You can also find out about our current roles by following our social media channels.
Yes, we provide a variety of hot-desking opportunities in all our offices. For Aberdeen, contact Roz Taylor on email@example.com and for Dundee contact Cat Ward on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We manage 21 offices, from Fraserburgh down to Perth. If you are looking for flexible office space, check out our availability here, or contact our Property team on 01224 289700 to find out more.
Our three-day challenge is about pushing boundaries and testing limits. Open to all ages, and fully-funded by Elevator, we shake up participants’ thinking and motivate them to look at situations differently, providing each with essential tools to use in everyday business life.
An intensive programme designed to encourage ambitious pre-start and existing businesses to take their ideas to the next level, discovering potential growth and investment opportunities.
We currently run six accelerator programmes throughout Scotland including Moray, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth. All of which are complemented with our Business Gateway offering.
No, all programmes are fully-funded. The only one which differs is our ONE Digital accelerator, when a fee of £250 is payable to Opportunity North East ahead of bootcamp. Please note, that is not a guarantee of acceptance onto the programme.
Founder is the name we give to all participants on our accelerator programmes.
Absolutely. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level our team will challenge and motivate you to unlock you and your businesses potential.
Yes. We provide opportunities for both. Supporters – known as agitators, play a key role in our founders’ journeys, providing invaluable industry knowledge. Sponsors contribute to the running and success of each programme. To find out about current opportunities, contact Andy Campbell on email@example.com.
Easy – once submissions are open for the category you wish to apply, simply complete the online application form. You will then receive an email confirmation that we have your entry.
Yes, you can enter as many as you wish as long as you meet the category’s eligibility criteria.
Yes. All award submissions are treated as highly confidential. Only the Elevator Awards team and judging panel will view them.
Finalists from all categories will be notified by the middle of April, for the year of submission. A representative from Elevator will contact award entrants via email or phone to let them know if they have been successful or not.
All winners will be announced at our annual awards ceremony which takes place in June each year.
No, feedback is not given on submissions.
Individuals who secure the Entrepreneur of the Year and Lifetime Achievement award will be automatically inducted into our Hall of Fame.