• Lewis Hill from the Swannay Brewery, Orkney - image by Colin Keldie

Start a Business

Starting, growing or moving your business can be a difficult task. If you're planning on setting up a new company in Orkney, or you're already here and you want to develop your business, there's plenty of advice on hand to help you move forward.

The first point of contact for a new or growing business is the Orkney Business Gateway office. The Business Gateway offers advice on everything from funding, tax, finance, health and safety, environment and efficiency, to IT and e-commerce, business events, networking and business contacts. The Business Gateway also organises training courses in business start-ups and other relevant topics. Visit the Business Gateway website or call into the office at 14 Queen Street in Kirkwall for more information.

Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.