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Supporting businesses and communities in the South of Scotland


We're here to help you find the business support you need, including help and advice for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Visit FindBusinessSupport for current coronavirus advice and information. 

Or get in touch with us if you need support.

How can we help you?

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Support Services

Trying to get your business idea started, or working to expand? Our support is open to communities, social enterprises and businesses of all sizes and sectors. We are here to help you make the most of your opportunity and reach your potential.

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The South is full of vibrant communities, each with a rich history and culture. We are here to build and grow our communities so that residents, businesses, and visitors thrive in the places where they live, work, and love to discover.

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Find out more about events in our region and book your place on the next one. All details are on

Borders cashmere firm backed to continue growth

"The grant from SOSE has allowed us to create sample ranges of newly developed products which will really push us to the forefront in terms of quality, uniqueness and design."
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Home of Scottish Curling Champions supported by SOSE

"The SOSE support means we can plan for reopening in October 2021, without severe financial pressure and a reduction in our permanent staff."
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More about our organisation


We pride ourselves in making sure we keep you updated with our latest news. You can read our latest updates by visiting our news section where we publish all our press releases.

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Who we are

Nobody understands the South of Scotland more than the people who live and work here and we recognise the diverse experiences that help shape our community.  We see our region as more than just a place - it’s somewhere we’re proud to call it home.

Work for us

What inspires you? If it’s the opportunity to create a better, more prosperous and more inclusive future for the South of Scotland, then you’ll be in like-minded company at South of Scotland Enterprise.

The support of SOSE shows real commitment and understanding from the new agency."

Joan Mitchell, Chair of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Partnership Board