Business Gateway in Falkirk offers businesses practical help and guidance. Whether you're starting up or growing a business, we can help you access publicly-funded business support services. By supporting new and developing businesses across the Falkirk Council area, we contribute to Scotland's economic wellbeing.

Our free support available includes:

  • Workshops and events
  • Expert advice
  • Access to Scottish Enterprise programmes
  • Aftercare support
  • Links with professional organisations
  • Sources of financial assistance

You can find details of free courses and events on the Business Gateway Falkirk website.

Low Carbon Advisory Service (LCAS)

The Falkirk Council Low Carbon Advisory Service (LCAS) offers professional expert advice and support to Falkirk area businesses to save energy, reduce carbon emissions, increase resilience, boost profits and help play your part in tackling climate change.

Expert Help - Support to help your business succeed

Our Expert Help scheme allows businesses to access support from a specialist to help them grow and develop their business for free.

What can this support be used for?

This support can be used for the following purposes

  • Marketing
  • Digital Media and IT
  • Strategy, Organisational Development and HR
  • Procurement
  • Finance

What is available?

  • Up to 3 days fully funded support
  • Advice from experienced, qualified, professional experts
  • Wide range of sectors and industries covered

Who can apply?

Any SME (< 250 employees) involved in manufacturing or business to business services with ambition to grow turnover over the next 3 years.

The retail sector or B2C may be considered where the market is wider than local area eg implementation of e-commerce platforms.

How to apply

Expert Help and Low Carbon Advisory Service are funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).