Ongoing support for Argyll and Bute businesses

Help to recover from the impact of COVID and support for business growth are just some of the benefits the Council’s Business Gateway Team has delivered for Argyll and Bute businesses.

The Business Gateway team offers free and impartial advice to anyone wanting to start or develop a business in Argyll and Bute. Expert advisers are available to support a range of services from free training, digital and marketing advice and access to funding.

In the last year, the team has provided a range of free services and awarded grants to help businesses with ongoing recovery and business growth.

In 2022/23 Business Gateway Argyll and Bute delivered:

–          Support for 277 local businesses and 118 start-up companies

–          74 small business grants worth £345,000

–          44 small business start-up grants totalling £148,000

–          DigitalBoost one-to-one expert help for 364 businesses

–          A Business Gateway Local Growth Accelerator Programme awarding £111,000 across 33 grants

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth and Communities:

“Our local businesses play a vital part in Argyll and Bute’s long-term economic success. The last couple of years have proved challenging for a number of businesses, many who are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic.

It’s reassuring to see business growth and new company start-ups across the area. Our business advisers have a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you are looking for training opportunities, funding help or general advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Business Gateway Team who will be only too happy to help.”

Contact the Business Gateway team by calling 01546 604555 or email business.gateway@argyll-bute.gov.uk

More information is available on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-gateway-service

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