Enterprise Services

Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire


BDA has been helping people to start new businesses and assisting existing businesses to grow through Business Gateway contracts since 1999.  We have been delivering Business Gateway services on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council since 2007.

Visit our local Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire pages for more details.

BDA's Business Gateway Start-up Team

Back Row: Alan Craig (Start-up Adviser), Jen Smith (Start-up Adviser), Gillian Dick (Social Media Specialist), Claire Forbes (Youth Business Scotland Area Manager), Brian Nugent (Innovation & IP Specialist).

Front Row: Katie Rafferty (Administrator), Alexis Watson (Start-up Adviser), Carol Colquhoun (Administrator).

BDA's Business Gateway Growth Team

Back Row: John Caldwell (Growth Adviser), Bob Donaldson (Growth Team Manager), Iain Stewart (Growth Adviser) & Alastair Kennedy (Growth Adviser).

Front Row: Gillian Dick (Social Media Specialist), Brian Nugent (Innovation & IP Specialist).

Employability Fund for Self Employment

Skills Development Scotland is a government body that works with learning and Skills organisations to strengthen Scotland’s sustainable economic development.

BDA delivers the Employability Fund for Self-Employment option in East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire where we help people to move from unemployment into self-employment.  Through the Employability Fund, and its predecessor Training for Work, BDA has been assisting SDS clients since 2003.

Employability Fund clients meet with one of our advisers and are given help, advice and the opportunity to attend our free workshops, whilst still receiving benefits. For more information on the Employability Fund, visit Skills Development Scotland or ask at your local Jobcentre.

BDA's Employability Fund Team

Back Row: Barbara Mennie (Start-up Adviser), Jen Smith (Start-up Adviser).

Front Row: Katie Rafferty (Administrator), Alexis Watson (Start-up Adviser).