The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

We work with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) all the way through to local manufacturing companies.

We’re at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector and are the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK.

More money back into your business or property – that’s why we’re here.  With ten years in business, CATAX are the experts in Capital Allowance and Research and Development (R&D) tax relief so you’ll get the optimum benefit. In fact, our average client benefit for Capital Allowances is £46,000 and £39,000 for R&D.  We understand that tax law can be confusing and requires specialist knowledge, so we take great care to keep things simple for you.

We break down the claims process for you so all you need to do is discuss your specific situation, provide us with some details, and we’ll take care o the rest.  There are no complicated forms to fill out, no legal language to unpick and no tax law to get your head around. And you’ll have a dedicated case manager to keep you updated at every stage. It could be the easiest money you ever make.

Chatomate – a Dhiyantra brand – builds chatbots, AI and automation products for organisations with the objective of making their customer contact process more efficient, effective and personalised.

With over 4 billion messaging accounts worldwide, people spend more time on it than on anything else online making chatbots a top trending topic for customer engagement with over 80% of global businesses wanting to build one by 2020.

We have 10+ years of experience in building AI chatbots including FB Messenger/Twitter/SMS/Website bots, Social Media and Service Automation. We also offer consulting and bot strategy services to help businesses get started with AI, automation and chatbots.

CEO is Scotland’s dedicated provider of business support to the Creative Industries. Operating as a non-for-profit social enterprise delivering high quality advice, information, events, masterclasses and bespoke programmes to thousands of Creative Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, Micro-Enterprises and Creative Businesses all across Scotland, Europe and Internationally.

Our clients cover the full breadth of the creative industries, including the arts, screen and television sectors, and the wider creative industries, including design, fashion, digital media, music and publishing as well as established cultural organisations and businesses.

We established the Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank Growth Finance team  in 2011 to support innovative businesses by ensuring they have the opportunity to access the funding they need to accelerate growth.

Our dedicated team of specialists focuses solely on supporting high-growth businesses that have invested in their intellectual property and software assets. Our UK-wide team has a comprehensive understanding of the financial challenges which these companies encounter, gleaned from working closely with management teams and equity investors. This gives us deep insight into the unique circumstances in which these types of scale-up companies operate.”

For further information visit us at cbonline.co.uk/growthfinance. Lending subject to status, 18+, security may be required.

CodeClan is Scotland’s first accredited digital skills academy. Industry-led and government backed, CodeClan opened its doors in October 2015 and expects to produce 1000 graduates in its first three years and over 600 graduates annually by 2018. The aim is to create a new pool of digital talent that will allow Scotland’s vibrant tech sector to flourish and drive the economy.

CodeClan is a core component of the Scottish Government’s Digital Skills Investment Plan to tackle the serious and escalating skills shortage in the digital technologies economy. Forecasts suggest there could be up to 11,000 job opportunities each year in ICT and digital technology.

CodeClan is a fully independent social enterprise with support from the Scottish Government, Scotland’s digital industry trade body, Scotland IS and Skills Development Scotland.

The ETP is a unique alliance of 12 Scottish universities providing world-class capability and resources in energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D). ETP coordinates leading energy research across 12 key themes, developing a research case that creates value for the Scottish economy and supports the Scottish Government in achieving its goals in the energy sector.

ETP through its Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN), helps to increase SME capability in low carbon technical innovation, and enhances connectivity between SMEs and Universities and through the Energy Industry Doctorate Programme, ETP supports the energy sector with the skills it needs to maximise industrial growth opportunities.

ForrestBrown is a firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in research and development (R&D) tax credits. We currently advise 100+ companies a month across all sectors and have already delivered more than £50 million to our clients this year alone.

Last year we were awarded ‘best independent consultancy firm’ at the Taxation Awards 2016. But you will find us different to other chartered tax advisers. We combine our specialist knowledge of R&D tax credits with a unique passion for helping innovative businesses fund their growth.

We pride ourselves on the quality service we provide – so much so that we don’t tie our clients into fixed-term agreements.

Gizmo are product design, rendering and animation experts who help businesses of all sizes to improve and upgrade their marketing, brand, presentation and product design with top quality, photorealistic CGI animations and renders.

Key specialties include helping businesses to:

  • Visualise and demonstrate concepts prior to production (e.g. when meeting with investors)
  • Explain complex technologies
  • Tailor your sales pitch to your customer (their branding on your product)
  • Create exciting sales materials (web content and brochure images)

Glasgow City Council  is Scotland’s largest local authority and delivers services to over 60,000 customers – citizens, businesses and visitors.

Glasgow City Council’s mission is to make Glasgow flourish as a modern, multi-cultural, metropolitan city of opportunity, achievement, culture and sporting excellence where citizens and businesses thrive and visitors are always welcome.

Glasgow City of Science and Innovation is a pioneering partnership that aims to ensure everybody in the city region benefits from science and technology. It recognises the importance of communicating science as part of Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s heritage and culture.

The emergence of the Glasgow City of Science initiative signalled a commitment from multi-sector partners to work smarter together to leverage the region’s scientific potential as a major driver of sustainable economic development. It is based in Scotland’s largest city, which is a focus for innovation and great place to invest. A city with great people and a high level of education and skills. A city committed to the growth sectors of the economy, all of which have a science element.

The Higgs Centre for Innovation is a ground-breaking, new facility created by the STFC in partnership with the University of Edinburgh which will apply business incubation best practice to big data, astronomy, particle physics and space technology.  It will also support SMEs with access to a state-of-the-art NanoSat test facility.

The Business Incubation Centre will include a comprehensive support package – including access to expertise and facilities – for successful applicant companies to develop new products and services. The facilities at the Centre, designed for collaborative use, will include a comprehensive suite of space test facilities for micro/nano-satellites and components, as well as other specialist facilities.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland and is home to around 450,000 people.

HIE’s role is to develop sustainable economic growth across the region. To achieve this it creates infrastructure for future investment, assists large and small businesses with growth aspirations and has a unique role strengthening communities, particularly in fragile areas. As part of this HIE supports communities to acquire and develop land and other assets. HIE supports the growth ambitions of business and social enterprise clients working through an account management model in order to accelerate growth in turnover, profitability, wage levels, exports and therefore gross value added (GVA) in the HIE area.

HIE also invests in transformational projects across the region aiming to make the Highlands and Islands a more competitive and attractive place to live, work, study and grow

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) gives employers access to a pool of potential trainees from 92 countries, 1000+ universities and 257 STEM disciplines including life sciences, finance and economics.

Exchanging students since 1948, IAESTE could help your business succeed in a global market.

Our high-calibre trainees bring you the latest in academic learning and technical knowledge. They are ideally placed to undertake project work and help develop new business opportunities overseas.

Our tailored service is free of charge; you only need to pay the student’s salary (minimum wage).

Offer a placement today https://www.britishcouncil.org/iaeste/uk-employers