Renfrewshire Council

Advice for businesses in Renfrewshire

Where you can get advice and support if you're self-employed or have a business in Renfrewshire, trading standards advice and business rates relief.

Business advice from the Council

Our Business Gateway advisors can provide advice and support to people self-employed, new start businesses and established companies. 

You can find out more about how they can help on the Business Gateway service in Renfrewshire website.

Contact an advisor:

  • Gary Kenyon - 07534 007841
  • Robert Kinniburgh - 07483 914535
  • Colin Orr - 07483 914561
  • James Edmonds - 07483 914556

You can also contact the team at renfrewshire@bgateway.com or call 0141 530 2406.


Find Business Support in Scotland

You can find out about grants, funding, advice, help, events and support for businesses on the FindBusinessSupport.gov.uk website.

You can find support from across the public sector in one place, whether you're:

  • a start-up or established company
  • self employed or a sole trader
  • a small, medium or large enterprise
  • a commercial business
  • a social enterprise.

Support for the self-employed and sole traders

You can get information about being self-employed or a sole trader on the GOV.UK website.

You may be entitled to some business schemes, grants, or loans if you're self-employed and your business is in Renfrewshire including:

If you are not working, you may be able to claim benefits, get a reduction on your council tax or apply for funds to support you financially. See what money, benefits or financial help you could get.


Trading Standards advice

You can contact Trading Standards at ts.es@renfrewshire.gov.uk if you have checked the Scottish Government Coronavirus guidance for businesses and employers and remain unsure how it affects your business. Please be patient as the team are currently responding to a high number of queries.

You can keep up to date with COVID-19 scams by signing up for the Scam Share bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland.

Report any scam to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000.


Business rates relief

Find out about what business rates relief including coronavirus business rates relief you may be able to get.