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 on 07534 007841
  • Robert Kinniburgh on 07483 914535
  • Colin Orr on 07483 914561
  • James Edmonds on 07811 054275

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.

You can also find advice on reducing the cost of running your business on the Find Business Support in Scotland website.


Support for the self-employed and sole traders

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.

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


Trading Standards advice

We have lots of Trading Standards advice for businesses, including on consumer law and being aware of scams targeted at businesses.

You can contact the Trading Standards team at ts.es@renfrewshire.gov.uk 


Business rates relief

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