Economic Development in Lanarkshire

Business Gateway LanarkshireBusiness Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic well being of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.  We give assistance and impartial advice to people starting or growing their business by a combination of :-

  • Online support – a comprehensive website with practical information and useful guides.
  • A programme of fully funded local workshops and events held throughout Scotland.
  • Advice to suit specific business needs through a network of experienced business advisers.

Business information – a dedicated team providing information and support on all aspects of starting and growing a business.

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Business information services
We cover every aspect of either starting or growing your business, with experts in a range of fields. We can help you with:

– Market research reports
– Tailored company lists
– Demographics and statistics
– International market reports
– Commercial property searches

You can get FREE business information by calling us on 0300 013 4753 or emailing info@bgateway.com


Our events are aimed at businesses across Scotland. So we make sure they’re accessible to everyone by running them in several locations, instead of one fixed area. That way, you’ll be able to find the Business Gateway event you’re interested in near you.

We cover a wide variety of subjects, so our events cover the needs of everyone from start-ups to established businesses. That includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Online marketing
  • Social media
  • Business start-up workshops
  • Business networking
  • Marketing awareness
  • Financial management
  • Contingency planning
  • Getting the most out of your employees
  • Practical bookkeeping
  • HMRC VAT awareness

As well as being a source of information, Business Gateway events let you meet your peers (and find out what your competitors are up to), and speak directly to our business experts.

Business Advice

Experienced business advisers

Running a business means having to wear a lot of different hats – but you can’t be an expert at everything. That’s where we come in. We have over 150 qualified and experienced business advisers across Scotland.


Our services are for everyone from start-ups to established businesses. So whether your business needs new skills or you’re interested in new opportunities, we have the expertise and resources to help.

Local advice across Scotland
To make sure advice is available to everyone, we have offices all over Scotland. So wherever you are, you’ll have access to experienced business advice. Plus, our experienced advisers can help you plan and develop your business further. We’ve set up a tool on this site to help you find your local Business Gateway office.