About Us

Business for Scotland is a campaigning business network and think tank. We are a passionate about unlocking Scotland’s potential by promoting policies that will create sustainable business and economic growth. We are dedicated supporters of Scottish independence as a means to deliver our goals, setting Scotland on a more inclusive, greener, confident, more equal and economically successful path.


Founded by our Chief Executive Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp and six SME business owners in May 2011, Business for Scotland now has over 4,000 Associate and Stakeholder members.  Business for Scotland is an agenda setting, independent and political party neutral business network and business policy think tank.

Business for Scotland went from a standing start to being perhaps the best funded, supported, resourced and most effective associated group in the independence campaign.  Our still growing SME membership, our Board, staff and all local organisers are proud of the work they did and our contribution to the Yes surge from around the mid twenties to 45%.

Going Forward

All of our lunch and evening events throughout Scotland in 2016 have all been oversubscribed and our annual dinner in September was a great success.  150 of our members have signed a letter supporting full fiscal responsibility for Scotland and we believe in the maximum devolution of powers.

The new 2016/17 board is complimented by our Business Advisory Board and is completely focused on campaigning on issues and policies that will help deliver our overall goal of building Scotland’s prosperity.  These include developing the case for more economic powers for Scotland, for a Scotland to retain access to the single market, supporting the adoption of the real living wage, increasing investment in innovation, infrastructure, sustainability, innovation and young people and of course we will campaign again for independence should another referendum be forthcoming.

If you agree with and support our goals – you can join Business for Scotland here