Business Falkirk brings together the whole suite of business support programmes offered by Falkirk Council. This includes Business Gateway Falkirk Council with access to expert business advisors, workshops, events and online help.

Business Falkirk also includes a programme of events such as the Business Falkirk Annual Conference, the Falkirk Business Day or the programme of business breakfasts we run throughout the year.

Additionally, we provide a gateway to access other parts of Falkirk Council, if there is a regulatory function or support you need from any part of Falkirk Council, let us know.

You can find out more information on Business Gateway services on the Business Gateway Falkirk page.

Business events

There is a programme of business events available to help develop opportunities for businesses, update on local and national support programmes and provide networking opportunities.

Our flagship business support event, the Business Falkirk Annual Conference took place this year on 04 November at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk.

The Business Falkirk Annual Conference annually attracts around 150 active members of the Falkirk business community to join the discussion and hear from speakers such as those who joined us last time.

  • John McNally - CEO, INEOS Grangemouth
  • David Bell - Professor of Economics, Stirling University
  • Malcolm Roughead - Chief Executive, VisitScotland
  • Steve Dunlop - Chief Executive, Scottish Canals
  • Julia Brown - Life and Chemical Sciences, Scottish Enterprise
  • Baillie Joan Patterson - Depute Leader, Falkirk Council
  • Mary Pitcaithly - Chief Executive, Falkirk Council

Look out for details of the 2017 conference online and through our regular e-zine.

You can find details of the rest of the programme of business support events on the Business Gateway Falkirk Council event listings page.

Tax Incremental Finance

Falkirk Council's £67 million Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) scheme is expected to bring in £413 million in private investment into the area, creating almost 6,000 jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.

Under TIF, councils fund improvements by borrowing against future business rates income that should be created by the regeneration and development.

The 25 year TIF plan has three phases across Falkirk and Grangemouth. Under the plan, links from the M9 motorway to industrial areas will be improved and 400,000 square metres of business space will be made available.