East Lothian Council

Business Information, Advice and Funding

Business Seminars

There are many Business Gateway workshops running in East Lothian over the coming weeks, such as:-

  • Start Up - Marketing
  • Start Up - Planning
  • Start Up - Finance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Improve Your Search Engine Raning
  • Marketing on a Shoestring
  • Intermediate Social Media
  • Importance of Branding and IPR 

Go to www.bgateway.com/events to book onto any of these.


Safety Courses

East Lothian Council delivers the accredited IOSH Managing Safely, Managing Safely Refreshers and IOSH Working Safely courses throughout the year.  For information on costs and to book a place, please contact 01620 827182 or email H&S@eastlothian.gov.uk


Shop Doctor

Following on from the previous two successful programmes, we are running another 'Shop Doctor' initiative.  The programme is run by Let's Talk Shop and consists of:

  • An evening retail master class including delegate participation of the challenges facing the retail sector
  • One-to-one shop visits identifying issues to revitalise the business, with an individual shop report proposing solutions identified during the one-to-one consultations
  • Follow up meetings after 6 months
  • To aid in the implementation of solutions, a grant of £500 will be available



We also have specialist support available for packaging with industry experts, Packology.  Open to all types of businesses in East Lothian, Packology can offer advice and practical help with all aspects of the packaging chain.


East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.