Every year we help some 3,500 new businesses start up while working with 10,000 businesses across Scotland.

Elevator works across Scotland to help facilitate the start-up, acceleration and growth of new and existing businesses. 

As Scotland’s largest provider of Business Gateway services we work across Aberdeen, Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross, and North & South Lanarkshire, to offer practical help, advice and support for both new and growing businesses - at no extra cost. 

We play a key role in Glasgow City Council’s Business Growth Programme to help drive sustainable growth across the entire business lifecycle of Glasgow’s SMEs. For ambitious businesses looking to grow, expert advice is available on specific areas including design thinking, financial management, digital innovation and more. 

In Fraserburgh we provide one-to-one support to nurture a pipeline of new and early-stage businesses. Our goal is to help individuals in this region overcome the barriers which come with starting or growing a business.

E3 is our Community Renewal Fund pilot that takes a complimentary but different approach to business support. It embraces the range of interventions in existence, signposting to them and other parts of the ecosystem. It provides consistency and equality of access to support.

Find out more about the support available in your regio.n below. 

Dundee
Starting or growing a business in Dundee? Our Business Gateway Tayside team can help.
Perth
Free of charge help, advice and support for start-ups and existing businesses in Perth & Kinross.
E3
Transformational business support via a community driven ‘encouragement based demand’ model of outreach and engagement
Edinburgh