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Business Supported

Figures showing are Jan-Dec 2017

Businesses Received Funded Specialist Support

People Attended Workshops and Events

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

For the last ten years, STEP HR has supported small and medium businesses with all their HR needs. Offering long-term support and short-term solutions covering everything from HR and Employment Law to more complex project work which will let you focus on what you are best at – running your business.

Find out more about STEP HR here

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

STEP 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 | STEP Tenant | Business Premises

Jane Nelson Interiors

Jane Nelson is an architect, specialising in architectural design, and ...
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Blueberry Hill Meals

Blueberry Hill’s Story  Blueberry Hill is a family run business ...
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Upholstery Craft Training Centre | STEP Tenant | Business Premises | Unit

Upholstery Craft Training Centre | STEP Tenant

With over 40 years’ experience in upholstery James Keane has ...
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How can we help

STEP offers a one-stop solution to business support. If the support you need isn’t listed please get in touch to see how we can help.

Here's what our clients have to say

16 Dec 2017

Jane Nelson Interiors

"Whilst I operate out of my studio at STEP, having the use of other STEP facilities such as larger, serviced meeting rooms is also an advantage.”...
05 Jun 2017

Upholstery Craft Training Centre | STEP Tenant

"STEP has been fantastic for us. We’ve had at least about half a dozen units within the building and this is our biggest venture to date."...


20 Jul 2018

Scottish EDGE launches Social Enterprise EDGE Award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special c...
26 Jun 2018

Stirling Business Networking

At STEP we have compiled a list of all the free business networking events in and around Stirling....
15 Jun 2018

Nearly £1 million to Scotland’s most promising start-up businesses

June 14th, 2018 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - The winners of Scottish EDGE Round 12 have been announced with stem cell research business, Cytochroma...