STEP Secures Two Key Contracts to Boost Business Development in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Celebrating Aberdeen’s Commitment to Business Growth

STEP, a leading provider of business support services, is thrilled to announce its success in securing two pivotal contracts aimed at enhancing business growth in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The contracts, awarded by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council, underscore the remarkable commitment of Aberdeen’s local authorities in nurturing the growth and resilience of their business communities.

Empowering Business Success Through Expert Help

The first contract involves the provision of expert help for businesses through consultancy services. Under this framework agreement, STEP will offer targeted support in areas such as human resources, leadership, skills development, marketing strategy, website enhancement, and digital technology and media. This initiative, spearheaded by Business Gateway, reflects Aberdeen’s unwavering dedication to providing tailored assistance to businesses, ensuring they thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

Expressing his admiration for Aberdeen’s proactive approach, Jamie Hutcheon, Business Gateway Manager at Aberdeenshire Council, Economic Development, remarked: “We are thrilled to be able to offer this support to businesses in our community, and through a competitive tender process to have STEP on board to deliver this is truly fantastic. This partnership exemplifies Aberdeen’s dedication to nurturing local businesses and fostering a culture of innovation and resilience.”

Jenn McArthur, Marketing and Business Development Director at STEP, expressed her admiration for Aberdeen’s proactive approach: “Aberdeen’s proactive stance towards business growth is commendable. We are honoured to be chosen as the delivery partner for this esteemed framework agreement, which exemplifies Aberdeen’s vision for a vibrant and dynamic business ecosystem. Through our collaboration, we are poised to make a meaningful impact on the success and sustainability of businesses across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

The second contract secured by STEP involves the provision of digital support for businesses, with a focus on enhancing their knowledge and skills in digital technology. This initiative, funded through the Shared Prosperity Fund from the UK Government, highlights Aberdeen’s forward-thinking approach to equipping businesses with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.

Jenn McArthur added, “Aberdeen’s proactive investment in digital innovation is a testament to its commitment to staying ahead of the curve. By empowering businesses with the skills and resources they need to navigate the digital landscape, Aberdeen is not only driving economic growth but also positioning itself as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

With these contracts in place, STEP reaffirms its dedication to supporting Scotland’s vibrant business ecosystem.

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