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Business Gateway – Local business support teams


Local business support teams:

Business Gateway here to help with all of your business enquiries are:
Claire Woolley and Wendy Pickles. Contact us directly on 01856 886666. Email: business.gateway@orkney.gov.uk.
Business Gateway offers free and impartial advice to anyone wanting to start up or develop a business within the islands.
We can direct you for funding towards start-up or development.

Following the distribution of over £20m of Council and Scottish Government COVID support funds during the pandemic to the Orkney business community, we are keen to further support local businesses through continued funding and advisory help.

One-to-one support is available to discuss finance, marketing, digital requirements, human resources and coaching skills.

We can act as a sounding board to bounce ideas and help pull together plans for new development projects.

Economic Development officers are available to discuss funding for your new community, private and third sector business projects:
Alister Brown is your contact for agriculture and energy.
Jordan Low for fisheries, food and drink.
Morag Robertson for tourism and creative industries.

If your business does not fall under one of the sectors above you can still contact us to discuss funding and projects.
Contact officers on: 01856 873535. Email: economic.development@orkney.gov.uk

Current offer of grants through Orkney Islands Council:

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have ideas on how we can best support local businesses, both new start and existing, please let us know.
This could be for upskilling your workforce or specific funding requirements.

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