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Other business support

Team North Ayrshire

Team North Ayrshire consists of leaders from the public and private sectors who have committed to helping drive business growth in North Ayrshire. The network offers greater collaboration, a single point of contact and more flexible support programmes to North Ayrshire businesses.


  • Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Business Gateway
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Irvine Bay Regeneration Company
  • Department for Works & Pensions
  • Visit Arran
  • Taste Ayrshire
  • Scottish Development International
  • Pan-Ayrshire Tourism Team
  • CeeD
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • Ayrshire College

Join us and take up the challenge to grow your business.

Call Team North Ayrshire on 01294 449944, or email.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway offers assistance and advice to people starting up or growing their business in Scotland, providing access to publicly funded services. Advisors provide online support, a programme of local workshops/events and advice to suit your specific business needs, in areas such as Business Planning and Review, Marketing, Access to Skills Development funding and more.


Your local Business Gateway office:

  • Arran and Cumbrae: 07833 755684
  • Mainland Ayrshire: 01294 449944
  • National enquiry line: 0845 6096611


Meet the Adviser

Telephone 01294 449944 to arrange an appointment at 1 of the following venues:

  • 20 Bridgegate, Irvine KA12 8BQ
  • Ayrshire Community Trust, 93 Princes Street, Ardrossan KA22 8DQ
  • Kilbirnie Library, Avils Place, Kilbirnie KA25 6BL
  • Stevenston Hub, Stevenston Library, 1 Main Street, Stevenston KA20 3AB
  • Largs Library, 26 Allan Park Street, Largs KA30 9AG
  • 89 King Street, Kilmarnock KA1 1QD
  • 16 Burns Statue Square, Ayr, KA7 1UT

Entrepreneurial Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark is the world's largest free accelerator for start up and scale up businesses. The Ayrshire 'Hatchery' is located in the Olympic business park, Dundonald.