Business Advice - Useful Contacts

Dumfries and Galloway's business support and advice services are delivered in partnership. Should you require further advice or information please contact a member of our team.

Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce

Members of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce are entitled to a number of commercial benefits, including healthcare plans, HR support and insurance coverage. Membership will not only save on operational costs but can be passed on to the benefit of your employees.

For more information on accessing these services and becoming a member contact:

Lee Medd, Business Development Manager
t: 01387 702156 or 01387 270866

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) provides their members with access to high quality legal advice and documents as a free membership benefit. Advice can be given either over the phone or by logging in to the FSB Legal Advice Services website. Advice on Employment Law, Commercial Law, Business Law and Taxation is available.

For FSB members, free legal advice service provides:

  • 24/7 legal advice
  • Experienced lawyers to discuss employment law issues
  • Free document templates such as contracts of employment
  • Legislation updates, FAQs and employment factsheets

For more information on accessing these services or becoming an FSB member contact:

Brian Sherman, Branch Chair
t: 01387 263593

Business Gateway

Managed by the Business and Enterprise team within Dumfries and Galloway Council, Business Gateway provide advice across the region. Offices are located in Dumfries, Stranraer and Newton Stewart, in addition outreach advisory sessions and workshops are held across the region. Business Gateway provides support to both start up and existing businesses.

For more information contact:

t: 01387 265355
Twitter: bgdumgal
Facebook: bgdumgal

Economic Development - Business and Enterprise

Dumfries and Galloway Council's Business and Enterprise team can provide support to your business across the region in the following key sectors:

  • Tourism
  • Food and Drink
  • Renewables (including Community benefits from wind farms)
  • Screen Commission
  • Rural/Land based industries
  • Youth Enterprise
  • Retail

The team can also provide advice on grant funding available and can signpost you to other Council departments such as planning, trading standards, rates and assessors and strategic projects.

For more information contact:

t: 01387 260078

Investors in People

Investors in People (IiP) offer advice and support to achieve the internationally recognised quality standard for the development of businesses and organisations through good workforce development practice.

For more information contact:

Investors in People
Tel: 030 03 03 3033