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Our Customer Service opening hours are 8.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday. The Payment Centre hours are 9am - 4.15pm, with only credit/debit card payments (not cash) between 1pm and 2pm. Our offices will be closed on Friday 22nd and Monday 26th September. 

Live chat: If you cannot find what you're looking for, or need help completing an online form, our Customer Service Officers are available on live chat between 9.00am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday. Live chat 

Support for local businesses

Support for local businesses

A guide to council services for local businesses.

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We will take the time to get to know you and your business so that we fully understand your needs. The majority of our business support services are cost free.

We can help you promote and grow your business through comprehensive business support including a full recruitment agency service, help developing your staff skills and advice on funding and grants.

We have created a guide to services which gives information on a range of resources available locally that you can tap into, from grants and financial help, to property and accommodation or assistance to help with training.

pdf icon Guide to Business Services in East Renfrewshire [489kb]   

Contact our Economic Development team to speak to one of our advisors directly for business advice:

Economic Development
Telephone: 0141 577 3773. 
Email: business@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Support for employers through Work EastRen employability service.

The council offers financial advice to businesses through its Economic Development team. Businesses may be eligible for grants or funding depending on their circumstances.

Information on our Clarkston, Giffnock and Barrhead Business Improvement Districts (BID).

Information on the two local Scottish Chambers of Commerce that work with our Economic Development team.

The Business Gateway provides guidance on starting up, advice on business growth for existing businesses, events and funding information.

Based in Barrhead Foundry, membership offers a wide range of business support and a space to operate.

Support information for third sector businesses in East Renfrewshire.

Redirects to information on our Fairtrade zone status under our Think Green environment and sustainability pages.


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