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 Support Team Leader
Business Development Officers
Events and Marketing Officer

Business Information Officer

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
Food, Drink and Tourism

Working with a range of partner agencies to provide support to Ayrshire businesses from across the Food, Drink and Tourism sector. From ensuring they have access to advice, guidance and support to developing and growing the sector regionally, attracting more visitors, more spend and creating new job opportunities.

Sector Development Officer – Food, Drink and Tourism
support staff

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

Administrative Officer
Business Administrator
Senior Clerical Assistants
Clerical Assistant
Ayrshire Growth Deal

Proactively engage and support private and third sector businesses to help stimulate growth and prosperity within East Ayrshire by promoting the pillars of Community Wealth Building and bringing a focus to local procurement spend; fair work and climate action.

Community Wealth Building Officers


Interim Head of Planning and Economic Development
Economic Development Manager


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

Property search


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.