Growing Businesses

High-growth firms matter to the economy. No matter what the economic conditions, they provide more new jobs than any other business type. Research has shown consistently that growth companies provide the core of every strong economy, and therefore remain a priority for local and national governments.

LESL is a major contractor to the public sector, providing business support services to many SMEs. We have a highly-developed understanding of government policy in this area, and how best to implement it.

As an example, we deliver the flagship Business Gateway programme in Lanarkshire.  and many other specialist programmes , including Just Enterprise, ICT Expert Support, Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) , Advisory Support and Developing Young Workforce.