If you’re an established business with ambitions to grow, SOSE is here to help you. SOSE supports every scale and sector of business in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway, working closely with local and national partners. The aim is to support you to realise your goals and create more impact, to help the South to thrive and reach its full potential.

For more about what we can offer, see Services. To read about some inspiring businesses we’ve supported, see Case Studies.  

Breaking into a new market has its challenges. Getting access and support from our partners at South of Scotland Enterprise has been absolutely essential.

David Burgher, VR-EP

How it works

Once you’ve connected with SOSE and been matched with a specialist business adviser, you’ll work together on a strategic action plan. Among other things, SOSE can help you to diversify, update your skills, tap into in-house and external expertise, and keep on top of market trends and emerging funding streams. We’re also committed to Fair Work and  Net Zero, and will help you to align your business towards these key priorities, as well as the vision of the South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy.  

SOSE services are tailored to your business situation, so get in touch to start the ball rolling.


What is SOSE?

SOSE is the economic and community development agency for the South of Scotland which went live on 1 April 2020. Read more about SOSE.

Our SOSE advisers were really helpful in identifying which market would work best for Paxton and for our area. If they don't have the answer, they'll know someone who does.

Hermione Hoffman, Manager, Paxton House


SOSE works with every scale of business in the South of Scotland, including sole traders and microbusinesses. If that’s you, or if you want to take on staff or premises for the first time, or set up a limited company, get in touch!

SOSE only works with businesses based in Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. However, if you’re interested in relocating or setting up a business here, find out more about the region and get in touch.