Meet the Team

The Economic Development Service within East Ayrshire Council is tasked with supporting new businesses to start up, indigenous businesses to grow and others to relocate into East Ayrshire and are happy to be the first point of contact for businesses interested in growing in East Ayrshire.

Get in touch with one of our business advisors to help take your business to the next level.

Business Support

Providing access to advice and guidance; loans and grants; and workshops and networking events to support business growth– the delivery of the Business Gateway Programme is a key element of this support and focuses specifically on start-up and high growth companies.

Business Advisors
Business Gateway Growth Adviser
Events and Marketing Officer – Business Gateway
Inward investment

Providing a principal contact for all inward investment enquiries; undertaking property searches, undertaking marketing and promotional activities and supporting the creation of new property developments aligned to job opportunities.

Economic Development Officer – Inward Investment
Food and Drink

Working with a range of partner agencies to provide support to Ayrshire businesses from across the Food and Drink supply chain, from primary producers through processes to retailers and restauranteurs, ensuring they have access to advice, guidance and support to develop and grow the sector regionally and to create new job opportunities.

Business Development Advisor – Food and Drink
Tourism

Providing support to the tourism sector in East Ayrshire to develop and grow; attracting more visitors, more spend and creating more jobs.

Tourism Development Officer
Town Centre management

Delivering a range of events and marketing activity designed to increase footfall in Kilmarnock and Cumnock and grow employment in these towns.

Town Centre Manager, Kilmarnock and Cumnock
Employability

Supporting local residents to acquire the skills and qualifications required in the labour market and to assist individuals to access employment opportunities.

Skills Development Team Leader
Administration Support

Supporting local residents to acquire the skills and qualifications required in the labour market and to assist individuals to access employment opportunities.

Business Gateway Administrator
Administrative Officer
Senior Clerical Assistant
Management
Head of Planning and Economic Development
Economic Development Manager

Events

Keep up-to-date with the latest events and upcoming workshops with our event calendar.

Property search

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There is also a property search facility that can help you find the premises that are right for your business.

Case studies

Hear for yourself some success stories from East Ayrshire businesses, and discover why they thrive here.

Business directory

Use our directory to find out more about the many different businesses that are established in East Ayrshire.
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