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About STEP

STEP is a profit for purpose organisation, existing to help boost Stirling’s economy. We are based in the John Player Building in Stirling city centre, which was gifted to STEP in order to support and home the businesses of Stirling and the wider rural community. Three decades on, we still work with new start-up’s and growing businesses every day.

At STEP our one-stop approach means you can access all the support and expertise your business may need to help you succeed.

Ultimately we want to help you grow your business!

Business Support

Our team of highly skilled and experienced business advisers offer a combination of business support, advice, training and specialist one to one business support to ensure that you and your business get the support you need.

STEP delivers Business Gateway services and other public contracts and therefore some of the support we provide is fully funded.

Find out about our business support services

Digital Support

We can help you make sense of all things digital.
STEP help companies close the gap between your companies digital infrastructure and what your customers expect.

Whether it’s digital marketing, web design, 3d printing or another technological element we have an expert that can provide support.

Property and Meeting Rooms

Whether it’s an office, studio, manufacturing or storage space you are looking for, we have a range of business properties and sites for you to choose from. Our competitive rates and flexible leasing agreements ensure you get the right premises whatever stage your business is at, and we have excellent business support services on your doorstep.

Find your perfect commercial property here

Looking for the perfect meeting location? Based in the heart of Scotland, we are only minutes away from all major motorways. We are also just a five-minute walk from Stirling’s train and bus stations, making STEP Scotland the perfect venue for your next event.

View all of our meeting room options here

Events and Training

Established in 1984, STEP has a long-standing track record and a strong reputation for delivering effective business events, networking spaces and high-quality training.

Find out what’s coming up here

Our Support Stories

We help 100’s of businesses every year – Find out what they’ve got to say….

Jane Nelson Interiors

She started her business Jane Nelson Interiors after having a family and is grateful for the support she has received ...
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Blueberry Hill Meals

 Blueberry Hill is a family run business that was established in 2012 by Emily Ogilvie in her mum’s kitchen. Now ...
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17 Apr 2018

And innovation is..

New ideas may come from the introduction of new technology, material or products. Or your business may discover them through staff, customer or market...
05 Apr 2018

Why we need to talk about ‘Women in Leadership’

Books are being written, bloggers are encouraging discussion, reports are being created and Women leader figures are on the rise. But how will we cont...
12 Mar 2018

Premises Checklist

As any start-up knows taking the first step into your commercial premises is a big one and a huge chapter in your business story. So how do you know w...

Here's what our clients have to say