Business Support in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

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Free of charge help, advice and support for start-ups and existing businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Working across the region, our team of experienced advisers can provide you with tailored support to suit your business needs.  

Through our delivery of the Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire service, we offer practical help, advice and support for both new and growing businesses.

At a local level, a business adviser will work with you on 1-2-1 basis to provide you with the tools and skillset to create and deliver sustainable strategies for business success. 

Our support can help you achieve your goals. 

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Elevator is the largest provider of Business Gateway services in Scotland, working across three of the country’s seven cities - Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.


Our Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire team provides practical help, advice and support for both new and growing businesses which is accessible at no cost to Scottish businesses.



Starting a business? Our team is on hand to support businesses of all sizes from smaller lifestyle through to high growth, and any size in between. We offer a complete suite of services to suit your needs from funding to planning your first year, taking on staff, developing your marketing and running your business.


Your dedicated business adviser will support you through the journey, helping you tap into detailed workshops dedicated to the start-up journey. You will be introduced to networking opportunities to engage with likeminded business professionals and prospective clients. Coupled with our support we can point you in the direction of professional partners within our ecosystem to help with other start-up steps including opening a business bank account, setting up an accounting system or ensuring that you are aware of the legalities of your business.


Existing Businesses

We offer a plethora of support to those running businesses, whether you have been trading for one-year or more, operate as family business, a SME or a multinational organisation. Tailored areas of support include:


  • Expanding and growing your business
  • Diversifying your business into a new market, new products or services
  • Moving your business into the digital world
  • Developing new innovative products or services
  • Internationalisation
  • Expanding your workforce
  • Funding routes
  • Overcoming unexpected challenges


Digital Support

With an ever-changing landscape for purchasing and delivering goods and services it is imperative that businesses understand the digital space. From tailored 1-2-1 advice, digital themed webinars, e-commerce and SEO specialists know-how to dedicated digital business support delivered via DigitalBoost the Scottish Government’s leading digital skills programme for businesses, our team is on hand to help strongly position your business in the digital sphere.

Whatever your business need, our experienced and dedicated advisory team is on hand to support you. Covering all areas of Aberdeen City & Shire, with a variety of skills, knowledge and expertise. For further information contact a member of our team on 01224 289725 or email


Support for Start-Ups
If you are thinking about starting a new business or becoming self employed then our experienced team can help you. 
Support for Growing Businesses
We know that running a business can be both rewarding and challenging, trying to grow sale and profit can be difficult.
Finance and Funding
Business Gateway Aberdeen City & shire has access to a wide range of funding and finance programmes to support the growth and development of your business.
Employing Staff
Our Aberdeen City & shire advisers can provide you with details of areas of consideration when taking on new members of staff including contractual requirements, sick pay, holiday pay, disciplinary and many other areas.
Digital Support
With an ever-changing landscape for purchasing and delivering goods and services it is imperative that businesses understand the digital space.
Young Entrepreneurs
If you’re an entrepreneur between the ages of 18 – 30, let our local team support you with starting your new venture or help your existing business reach its next goal.
Ecosystem Support
Working together in partnership Business Gateway Aberdeen City & shire, local service providers such as accountants, banks, lawyers, consultants can generate real results with client businesses.
Contact a Business Gateway Adviser in Aberdeen