Renfrewshire Council

Become more enterprising

  • Engage Renfrewshire - Offer a range of services including capacity building for start-up social enterprises across Renfrewshire. For more information visit:
  • Business Gateway - In Renfrewshire, Business Gateway services are delivered by Renfrewshire Council as an integral part of the council's support to local businesses. For more information visit
  • Just Enterprise Business Support - Aims to help existing Third Sector organisations across Scotland to become more enterprising and sustainable. For more information visit:
  • Firstport - Provides start up support to social entrepreneurs (through the Just Enterprise Programme) including: One to one advice; Free training to run your business effectively; Free resources, such as cash flow templates and legal guides. For more information visit
  • Pilot Light - A capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises that are tackling disadvantage in the UK. To find out more visit:
  • Tender Readiness and Procurement - The Just Enterprise Programme offers tailored support to Third Sector organisations, explaining the processes and techniques required to write successful tenders. For more information visit:
  • Tendering Opportunities / Ready for Business - The public sector in Scotland spends £10 billion annually on goods and services and Ready for Business aims to increase opportunities for third sector organisations to deliver these services. To find out about current tendering opportunities visit
  • Supplier Development Programme Scotland - Offers free expert training, support and information to help Scottish SME or 3rd sector organisation interested in working with the public sector win work and grow their business. For more information visit