Boost for business start ups

More than 200 new businesses in Midlothian have received help with their start up plans from Business Gateway over the past year – an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year.

Expert advice and support

Business Gateway Midlothian offers expert advice and support to new and existing businesses in the area. During 2017/18, the service also helped more than 30 local firms with their expansion plans.

Free seminars and workshops

Based at Midlothian Council’s offices in Dalkeith, Business Gateway Midlothian organises free seminars, workshops and other events, and works closely with the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce, and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Business success

Midlothian Council’s cabinet member for communities, Councillor Russell Imrie, welcomed the latest figures.

“The Business Gateway team have been more successful in working with new and existing Midlothian businesses over the last twelve months than at any point since the council took on this service,” said Councillor Imrie.

Helping more people than ever

“It’s great news that, in the current difficult economic climate, we have been able to support more people than ever who are starting out, as well as helping existing businesses with their growth plans. I would strongly encourage anyone who needs advice and support with their business plans to get in touch with our team of expert advisers.”

Free and informal advice

For a free and informal chat, contact Business Gateway Midlothian on 0131 271 3377 or email  You can also visit the Business Gateway website.

4 May 2018