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Support for businesses


Whatever stage your business is at, you will find enthusiastic, professional staff at West Lothian Council's Enterprise Centre who can provide a full range of assistance to business. Through the Enterprise Centre you can access advice, information, publications, training and seminars and many other services to help your business continue to grow.

One To One Advice And Business Planning

It often helps to talk through a new idea with an unbiased third party. Many businesses use this facility before making an approach to a bank or other potential funding body. We can also help with the business planning process in a practical way, by linking up with our Business Information Service to provide the overview or background you need.

Access To Funding

Our business advisers are well versed in the eligibility criteria for many of the schemes of financial assistance on offer. They'll help you search for grants appropriate for your business and have a proven track record in accessing these funds. And where financial assistance is unlikely to be forthcoming, they'll give you a straightforward answer.

Business Programmes and Seminars

Enterprise Centre staff co-ordinate a full schedule of events, seminars and programmes, including Business Gateway Start-Up and Growth workshops, designed to keep businesses informed and proficient in areas such as Management Development, Finance, Marketing and e-Business.

Business Information Service

Our professional approach to sourcing the information you need for your business could save you time and money and give you a real competitive advantage. The Business Information Service can benefit your company in so many different ways - whether you're just at the stage of writing your business plan, or are planning to develop and expand overseas. Follow this link to find out more about the Business Information Service (new window).


As a major owner of commercial property, West Lothian Council may be able to help meet your property requirements.  We also provide a comprehensive search facility, covering all available industrial, retail and office property throughout the county.  Follow the links on the right hand side of this page to find out more.

Updated: 22/09/11

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Business Portal

For the latest statistics, local economic information and other resources for your business.
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Starting a business

Starting a new business, looking for a business opportunity or becoming self-employed.
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Finding premises

A database of industrial, office and retail property (public and private) available in West Lothian.
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Growing your business

Access to funding, e-business advice, environmental audits and much more.
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