Business Support Service

We're offering expert one-to-one support for businesses in Scotland to help develop a more circular economy.

Our Circular Economy Business Support Service delivers tailored, expert, one-to-one consultancy directly to small and medium-sized businesses across all sectors in Scotland.

It’s designed to help companies explore more circular ways of doing business that can result in resource efficiencies, improved profitability, higher quality products, increased customer base and alternative supply chains for your business.

The service is open to businesses and organisations across all sectors in Scotland seeking to develop and/or implement new business models, technologies, practices, products or services that can embed circular economy principles.

What areas are supported?

Zero Waste Scotland support areas that include circular economy business models around sharing resources, modular design, re-use and repair, remanufacturing and reprocessing.

To get a feel for what’s happening in Scotland, take a look at some of the pioneering circular economy projects already up and running.

Our bespoke one-to-one consultancy service can provide support with:

  • Innovation/opportunities identification
  • Market assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Business plan support
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Business case development
  • Commercial case development
  • Support in identifying funding opportunities
  • Communications and marketing support
  • Implementation support

Upon completion of the service, actions recommended to businesses may be eligible for funding – which can be applied for via the Circular Economy Development Grant (e.g. practical development costs including prototyping, lab testing and/or field testing of Circular Economy concepts to generate real-world data).

For projects nearing commercialisation, the Circular Economy Investment Fund is available generally.

Accelerate growth:

Make the most of a £3 billion business opportunity with expert support and funding.

The Circular Economy Business Support Service, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers investment for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth.

It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

To find out more about Scottish companies moving to circular business models with the help of Zero Waste Scotland, read our Circular stories.

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