We work with hundreds of different businesses members, they all have different needs and their expectations are different, that is why we tailor the work we do, to what you want.

We are here to help and we want to hear your views and ideas. 

Below you can find details of help and support on offer, if you need something else please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Free Promotion

We use several Social Media platforms to promote businesses in the city centre, whether it be a special offer, to highlight charitable work or simply to remind the public about your services – we can help with it all. Contact Tina to discuss the message you want to promote, and she’ll do the rest!

All business members are promoted in the Business Map and Food & Drink Guide, which are available to visitors via the web site and in print via the “Ticket to Elgin” promotional flyer. The ticket is also shared with all new personnel arriving at RAF Lossiemouth, Kinloss Barracks, and to new home owners via Robertson and Springfield homes. The list of locations sharing these links will be increasing in 2018.

Event Days

We carry out several events throughout the year. Free market stalls are available for any of our business members. These can be used to sell, promote or fundraise. The increased footfall within the city centre also provides a platform for businesses to capitalise upon.

Business Workshops and Networking

We understand how important it is to network with other businesses and keep on top of changes in legislation or in the market place. To help, we organise free workshops, if you are interested in a specific subject please get in touch to discuss.

Negotiation with the Moray Council

While we do not work for the Local Authority we do have strong links with many of the departments. If you need our support to access the right team, we will be happy to help.

Advertising Properties

If you own a property in the city centre we will be happy to promote it on our web site, simply send us the details or link to the agent you are using. We can also hold keys securely in our office and organise viewings at a time that is convenient to a prospective tenant.

Helpful Resources

Business Gateway

The Moray Business Gateway Team are located in Elgin High Street and can offer a wealth of advice on business start-up, business development, business finance and business expansion.

Visit the Business Gateway website

Small Business Bonus Scheme

The Small Business Bonus Scheme (Scotland) provides business rate relief for eligible small businesses located in Scotland. The scheme applies to businesses in Scotland with properties with a combined rateable value of £35,000 or less. The scheme is administered by Scotland’s local councils on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The rate relief 2017/18 available is structured as follows:

Effective from 1/4/17

Rateable Value of Property Rate Relief
Up to £15,000 100% (ie no rates are payable)
£15,001 to £18,000 25%
£18,001 to £35,000 25% on each individual property with a rateable value of less than £18,000

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Richard Cumming – Chair -Sirology
Abigail Dempster – Vice Chair- Gairland LLP
Katherine MacKintosh – Robertson
Alistair Simpson – Ritsons Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers
David Patterson - Principal Moray College
Ian Urquhart - The Elgin Fund
Mark Angus - Gordon & MacPhail
Neil Ross - Grigor and Young
Stuart Huyton – Tranquillity Holistic Path
Tracy Sellar- CLAN Cancer Support
Councillor John Divers – Elected Member The Moray Council

Observer to the Board – Paula Coy – Elected Member - The Moray Council

“There’s always someone to turn to”.
Angela Wimble – Heather Glen Guesthouse

tina.mainland(at)elginbid.co.uk

01343 550652         07859 292324

13 Harrow Inn Close, Elgin IV30 1BP