Business Support for New and Existing Businesses
Clackmannanshire Council is committed to supporting local businesses to help them develop and grow. The Council, along with other organisations operating across Clackmannanshire, offer a range of free, independent advice and guidance on starting up a business and providing support to existing businesses.
You may also wish to view the Clackmannanshire Employer's Support Guide
You can use the links below to view information about the listed organisations:
- Ceteris (Business Gateway)
- Clackmannanshire Works
- Scottish Enterprise
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Clackmannanshire Business
- ATC Ltd
- Clacksfirst Ltd
- Imagine Alloa
- Discover Clackmannanshire
The Business Gateway service in Clackmannanshire is delivered by Ceteris on behalf of Clackmannanshire Council.
Business Gateway provides free information, advice and guidance to individuals wishing to start their own business or develop their existing business.
Business support within Clackmannanshire Council is provided by Clackmannanshire Works which is part of the Council's Economic Development Team.
Clackmannanshire Works can offer free bespoke one-to-one business start-up advice and support with growing existing businesses. This support is additional to that already available from either Business Gateway or Scottish Enterprise.
For more information visit the Clackmannanshire Works web page.
Scottish Enterprise work with businesses across Scotland to stimulate economic growth and improve the business environment. Through their account management programme, they work with companies to understand the business issues they are facing and then help them to develop solutions or opportunities for their business.
For more information visit the Scottish Enterprisewebsite.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small businesses. FSB provide a wide range of business services to members of the FSB.
For more information visit the FSBwebsite.
Established in 2007, Clackmannanshire Business is designed to foster more effective collaboration between Clackmannanshire Council and the local business community by working with the Council to address what is important to local businesses.
Clackmannanshire Business provides networking opportunities and supports the existing Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) and explores the potential for further BIDS.
For more infomation on how to join Clackmannanshire Business please visit their web page.
ATC Ltd is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Alloa Town Centre. ATC Ltd works with local partners to improve the trading environment for businesses within the BID area whilst contributing to the wider regeneration of Alloa Town Centre.
For more information visit the website of ATC Ltd.
This is the Business Improvement District (BID) which covers 10 business parks throughout Clackmannanshire. The Clacksfirst BID works collectively with occupiers, property owners and key partners locally to develop initiatives that will create a safer, cleaner and more attractive business working and trading environment.
Clacksfirst also sponsors Imagine Alloa, a marketing project tasked with attracting investment to Clackmannanshire and supporting local companies seeking to move to premises witin the area.
Discover Clackmannanshire is a not-for-profit group created specifically to look at ways to support businesses throughout Clackmannanshire by bringing new visitors to the area and increase awareness of what Clackmannanshire has to offer.
Membership is open to any business which is operating or plans to operate within Clackmannanshire.
For more information visit the Discover Clackmannanshire website.