Postal services are excellent and exporting goods from Shetland is easy to arrange too, as we have a nightly ferry link, daily air services and local haulage firms who are very experienced in moving goods efficiently to destinations throughout the UK and farther afield.
Business Gateway Shetland will be able to offer practical advice and guidance about business prospects in the islands. Whether you are starting or growing a business, they will provide access to a range of publicly funded business support services.
They will know the local marketplace and can also tell you about various forms of specific assistance available. This may include grants or loans. Some funding may be available to help get your project off the ground.
And if you’re looking for premises, the Council has a number of small sites for business and industrial use throughout Shetland. In Lerwick, the Lerwick Port Authority may be able to assist. The Council’s Economic Development Service also offers membership of and access to the Shetland Business Register.