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Our Business Development Team provides a range of support to local businesses with the potential to grow and make a positive impact on the local economy. It supports sector growth initiatives including business collaborations and runs regular events aimed at supporting local business growth. The team also provides advice on access to finance as part of their role managing and delivering business loans to local businesses.

Business grants and loans

  • Scottish Business Grants - Scottish Enterprise can provide financial assistance to new and existing businesses in Scotland through its innovation (SMART:Scotland) and investment (ROSA) grants.

Business rates

  • Business rates relief and reductions
     If you own any of the following types of non-domestic properties, you may be eligible for a rates reduction:
    • Empty properties
    • Premises of a charity or non-profit making organisation
    • Properties used for recreational purpose
    • Properties where nursing care is provided
    • Small businesses

Vacant Property Development

Perth & Kinross Council provides dedicated assistance to encourage the re-use  of vacant residential and commercial property to provide homes or business premises. We work closely with both current owners of vacant property and potential investors who wish to purchase property with a view to converting or redeveloping. 

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Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme

Developing a community-led programme to support rural communities in Perth & Kinross.

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Business Gateway

Invaluable business support

Business Gateway offers practical guidance and support to both individuals considering self-employment and existing businesses.

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Perth College

Close academic links

Perth College UHI constitutes the largest single campus of the University of Highlands & Islands, which offers qualifications all the way up to Masters level.

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Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is the largest private sector business support organisation in Britain. It is an independent, non-profit making, non-political business organisation dedicated to the furtherance of members’ interests.

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Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise provides training and support to high growth companies based in Scotland.

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