Who we are


Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Limited (LESL) was established in 2002 following the amalgamation of the 7 Lanarkshire Enterprise Trusts, so our history dates back to 1986. LESL has developed a deep knowledge of the enterprise and economic development landscape in Scotland, the organisations that are key to economic regeneration and of supporting new and growing SME’s. We are a not for profit organisation with over 25 years experience of providing specialist support services to SME’s across Scotland and the UK . The company is an Enterprise Trust and an approved Local Enterprise Agency under the current HMRC rules.

LESL has an established reputation for excellence and there is wide recognition of our innovative approach to supporting high growth businesses, particularly through the delivery of the Business Gateway contract since its initial inception. We are ambitious and wish to widen our sphere of influence and enable our significant expertise to benefit the whole of Scotland. Through a strategic review and to further reinforce our commitment to innovation LESL acquired Innovation Centres Scotland (ICS) in April 2010. This acquisition enhanced our intellectual capital and capacity to deliver additional business support contracts and programmes.