If you’re a business in the South of Scotland, SOSE is here to help. We provide dedicated business support to any enterprise based in Dumfries & Galloway or Scottish Borders, whatever your scale or stage on the journey.

If you’re a start-up, have an idea, or have thought of a way to innovate, we can provide resources and training to help you get your project off the ground.

If you’re an established business, we can provide strategic support and expertise to help you grow, develop, and reach new markets.

If you’re a non-profit or community group keen to make a difference in your area, we can provide specialist support to help you maximise your impact.

We can also help if you’re interested in succession planning, export markets, or moving your business to the area… in short, SOSE is a one-stop shop for enterprise throughout the South.

How it works

Each business and situation is different, so our services are tailored to you. The first step is to chat to an adviser who will identify the best SOSE resources for your situation. This may include in-house and external experts, mentoring, strategic and planning support, and sometimes funding. For an overview, see Services.

What is SOSE?

SOSE is an economic and community development agency set up to help unlock the huge potential of the South of Scotland. Our team are passionate about championing the people, communities and businesses in the South. Read more about SOSE

Over to you

Click on the best fit for your business below, and see the case studies for examples of businesses SOSE has helped.


SOSE Employees Chatting

Want to start a business or discuss your idea?


Start-up about Start-up
Start-up about Start-up
Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black -  VisitScotland / PRImaging

Need strategic help to grow your business?


Growth about Growth
Growth about Growth
Office Building

Want to discuss innovation in your business?


Innovation about Innovation
Innovation about Innovation

Go and talk to SOSE, because they might be able to make suggestions or offer help.

Meta Maltman, Chairman, Glentrool & Bargrennan Community Trust