Support Partners

Tap into a wider network of assistance

In East Ayrshire you have access to a wealth of advice and assistance through a network of partners working together. This approach is about making sure your business gets all the help it needs to thrive.

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Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

is an independent, not-for-profit organisation encouraging local growth and prosperity by promoting and facilitating business.

Ayrshire College

is a community college offering further education courses and vocational training.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway

is a Scottish Government programme, delivered by East Ayrshire Council, providing one-to-one advice, guidance and workshops to start-up and growth companies.

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East Ayrshire Council

Our Economic Development team works with the public and private sectors to support economic growth and create job opportunities.

Entrepreneurial Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark

is a free, business start-up accelerator programme for new companies, with a hatchery based in Ayrshire.

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Federation of Small Businesses

represents small and medium sized UK businesses through advice, financial expertise and support.

Business Gateway

The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

offers training, mentoring, funding and resources to help 18 to 30 year olds start their own business.

Entrepreneurial Spark

Scottish Development International

is the international arm of Scotland’s enterprise agencies, helping grow your business in Scotland and worldwide.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

is the national body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.

Business Gateway

Scottish Enterprise

is Scotland’s main economic development agency, working with partners in the public and private sectors to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

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Scotland Food and Drink

was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit organisation guiding companies in this sector towards increased profitability.


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.