Perthshire has a high level of business start-ups and its people have a strong entrepreneurial flair which Perth and Kinross Council and its partners aim to nurture and build upon. If you are thinking of starting your own business or expanding an existing one, Perthshire is the ideal location.

Business advice and guidance

  • Business Gateway – Practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in the Perth & Kinross Area. Perth & Kinross Council funds the Business Gateway to act as a one stop contact point for business enquiries.
  • GrowBiz – provides a community-based enterprise support service across rural Perth and Kinross.
  • Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.

Business grants and loans

Businesses which are seeking finance to support growth and expansion can consider a number of options including loans and grants, such as Business Loans Scotland and the Scottish Micro Finance Fund.

View a list of funding support schemes which are available locally and nationally. (Download attached),

Business rates

View our Business rates relief and reductions area for more information.

Vacant Property Development Grant –https://www.pkc.gov.uk/vacantproperty

Empty Properties (Matchmaker Scheme) – https://www.pkc.gov.uk/empty