A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
Producers in Scotland saw the opportunity to link together their activities to encourage greater visitor numbers to rural destinations by creating a network of artisan chocolatiers.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
unique military fortress complex, listed as the national cultural monument, was turned into an attractive recreational and relaxation centre Kortina.
A company that was focused on field crops diversified its activities by setting up a business incubator to boost the economic development of an area with high unemployment.
Investing into new machinery for applying liquid fertilizers on crop production in order to protect ground and surface waters.
In response to the increasing number of tourists, a small accommodation provider used RDP support to increase the capacity of his business and set up leisure activities.
A Slovakian cultural centre used EAFRD support to develop and promote a regional brand to improve sales of local artisanal products.