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Who we work with

We work with a range of local, regional, national and international partners to deliver our ambitions for the area.

A partnership approach 

We work with a variety of partners through our local area, regional and sectoral teams. These range from local authorities, community planning and growth deal partnerships to national industry leadership groups and regional networks such as the Convention of the Highlands and Islands and the Highlands and Islands European Partnership.

We also directly deliver in partnership, for example the Scottish Land Fund with the National Lottery Community Fund and fibre roll-out with Digital Scotland.

Enterprise and Skills agency partners

Our enhanced relationships with our Enterprise and Skills agency partners and our commitment to align more closely with the aims to deliver stronger outcomes for Scotland by streamlining and improving access to support and advice for all our customers.

The Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board has tasked the agencies to collectively improve Scotland's productivity, equality, wellbeing and sustainability.

The Board's Strategic Plan and the Scottish Government’s Economic Action Plan both identify initial actions for the agencies to take in pursuit of our shared vision. Our commitment to deliver these is reflected throughout our plans.

We are working closely with Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the emerging South of Scotland Enterprise agency and Business Gateway to make it more straightforward for customers to access the help, funding and advice we provide. Together we are developing an intuitive, clear and easy customer experience for the tens of thousands of Scottish businesses and employers who come into contact with us each year.

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international division of Scotland's enterprise agencies. SDI has staff in over 30 offices across the world supporting Scottish companies to grow their exports. SDI is also responsible for delivering the Scottish Government's inward investment targets and so we work together to develop strong propositions for investment across our region.

Scottish Development International