Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of Scotland’s economy. Investment in infrastructure and a competitive environment are unlocking new opportunities.
Scotland has a long and proud entrepreneurial history and this spirit continues to thrive, keeping business confidence strong. Key to long-term success is increased productivity, innovation, investment and training, all areas in which many Scottish firms are already excelling. Scotland is producing some world-beating businesses with glowing prospects.
Sector at a glance
- 7.8% – The percentage increase in the number of enterprises in Scotland between March 2014 and March 2015
- 18.5% – The annual growth in the Scottish construction sector from October 2014 to October 2015
- £41.8 billion – The target for Scottish international exports by 2017, a 50% increase on 2013