Women's Enterprise Scotland
Strengthening the Scottish economy through women's enterprise
WES has an ambition for women-owned businesses in Scotland
Women-owned businesses are 20% of the business base and already these businesses contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year. That's more than many of the growth sectors including
Food & Drink (£5.6bn); Creative Industries (£4.6bn); Sustainable Tourism (£4.1bn) and Life Sciences (£1.5bn)*.
Creating an environment where more women and girls can start up and thrive in business
We believe that with support, co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in needs-based gender techniques, we can significantly boost the existing economic contribution.
This site is focused on research and policy related to women’s enterprise. For support and information for women running businesses visit the digital Women’s Business Centre.