If you have any questions about trading with Ukraine or Russia, the Find Business Support website has the latest updates and links to further support.


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How we can help you

We have a range of support available to make your move to the Highlands and Islands as easy as possible.

How we can help you

We’re delighted you are thinking about doing business in the Highlands and Islands. Our region is vibrant with a rich history, a healthy economy and a strong foundation where you can grow.

We’re here to help. We can provide you with access to the complete range of services, information and advice you’ll need when locating here. 

You can rely on expert support at every stage of your investment decision. From setting up local connections to helping you understand the local jobs market, and from finding the ideal location to accessing critical funding, we have valuable knowledge and insights to share with you.

What’s more, our committed partners are ready with everything you need to invest here – whether that’s business advice, finance, IT, recruitment, property, or product and skills development.

Browse our information, and if you want to know more about why our region could work for you, please get in touch. We’ll make sure you get the very best package of support.

Base your business in Scotland

The Scottish Government's inward investment plan outlines priority support for businesses which can build local supply chains, provide new skills and invest in research. Find out more.

Shaping Scotland's Economy: Scotland's Inward Investment Plan

Investor guidance

Scottish Development International has created a handy guide with lots of information on setting up in business in Scotland.

Download the SDI guide
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Your business in the region

Business services company Kura expanded its business in Moray. Watch our video to see why it's been a great move and then take a look at our workforce and skills section.

Our workforce and skills

SYKES and homeworking

We can help connect businesses and communities

We worked with multinational firm SYKES who were looking to expand into our region. We have a strong business services skills base here and homeworking is a model that can suit many in more rural areas. See our video to find out more.

Finding your perfect business location

Employing over 3,000 people, Kura is a UK based company, providing outsourced contact centre services and software solutions. This includes customer service, retention, win-back, up-sell, cross-sell, web chat, complaints handling, appointment setting, general customer management and software development.

Employing in excess of 230 staff, Kura opened their office in Forres, Moray in 2017, believing the area offered a fantastic platform for its expansion within the UK.

Find out why it's such a great place to live and work.

Our business community

Meet some more of the businesses we're working with in the region.

Success Stories
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