Your first port of call for business information
Our professional approach to sourcing the information you need for your business could save you time and money and give you a real competitive advantage. In today's increasingly challenging business environment, the right information can help you make better, more confident and more informed decisions.
The Business Information Service can benefit your company in so many different ways - whether you're just at the stage of writing your business plan, or are planning to develop and expand overseas.
Competitor activity, new suppliers, new markets, legislation, statistics, market research, trade fairs and exhibitions - that's the kind of information which could be very useful to any company. The problem is that sourcing and collating important information, searching for new premises, checking on export and import procedures, looking into trade fairs, and so on, can be very time consuming - especially true when you've got a business to run.
What types of information can I access?
Our experience in using databases, online sources and business directories, plus our close links with a wide variety of professional organisations, allows us to provide you quickly with many different types of relevant, accurate and up to date information. We may be able to help you:
For a more informed approach to your business, get in touch with West Lothian's Business Information Team.
Tel: 01506 283101
Key Business Information Services online
Business Factsheets Over a hundred business factsheets are available FREE OF CHARGE on subjects including: Writing a Business Plan; Renting Premises for your Business or An Introduction to Employment Regulations. Click here to see the range of factsheets on offer.
Economic Information The Economy section of the site has an extensive range of information on the business infrastructure in the area, economic facts and figures, labour market information, and the strategies that drive the West Lothian economy. There is also a monthly Economic Update ezine to keep you up to date with West Lothian's economy. Email email@example.com to subscribe.
Property Search Our extensive database of vacant business premises uses data from the Scottish Property Network to give you a full listing of all public and private sector commercial property in West Lothian free of charge. Click here to seach the database. For business centres and serviced office accommodation click here.
Business Directory Our Business Directory is an online searchable database containing the details of over 4000 businesses in West Lothian. It gives you the most up to date information on West Lothian's business community whether you are looking to source products or market your company. click here to search the directory.
Tendering and Business Opportunities To find out about current tenders from West Lothian Council click here. We also have links to a number of online tender sites, click here for more information.
Local media and advertising contacts For information of local advertising and news media including local newspapers, directories, commercial radio, cinema, internet sites and even how to advertise on West Lothian's roundabouts click here.