Membership organisations and other networks

Trade associations often have sector-specific information about investors and other sources of funding, and other membership organisations can help companies which are looking to commercialise a technology, build their business, or raise finance. 

 

Entrepreneurial Scotland

Contact: Sandy Kennedy
Scotland’s leading organisation for ambitious growth oriented entrepreneurs
Tel: 01698 285 650

Oil & Gas UK

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry

GlobalScot

A network of leading Scottish business people and expats helping Scottish companies develop, expand and thrive.
Tel: 0131 313 6275

Scotland Food & Drink

A not-for-profit organisation created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitabilty

ScotlandIS

Contact: Karen Meechan
The trade body for the digital technologies industry, the authoritative voice championing a thriving community which brings together the ambition, the talent and the experience abundant in Scotland.
Tel: 01506 472200

Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL)

Contact: Keith McKellar
SHIL works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect and develop new ideas that come from healthcare professionals, and offers commercial opportunities to businesses interested in developing NHS innovations.
Tel: 0141 951 5506

Scottish LifeSciences Association (SLA)

Contact: Scott Johnstone
The voice of Scottish Life Sciences to Government and wider community
Tel: 0131 225 4628

Scottish Renewables

Contact: Niall Stuart
Dedicated to strengthening business relationships and committed to securing the best possible environment for the growth of renewable energy in Scotland.
Tel: 0141 353 4980

Scottish Tourism Alliance

Contact: Marc Crothall
Voice of the tourism industry in Scotland
Tel: 01786 459 235

Sporting Chance Initiative

Contact: Wendy Inglis Humphrey
Hub for business innovation in the sports industry
Tel: 01786 458104