The Midlothian Council Economic Development Service works with a number of partners to provide business support, growth opportunities, upskilling and more for our local businesses.


Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce


Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation, which provides a full range of business support services. We are the voice of business in East Lothian and Midlothian - representing both SMEs and larger corporate organisations alike.

MELCC supports the development of the business community by providing business information and expertise, encouraging education / industry links and helping business people network and trade with each other, thus impact on the wider economy.

No matter the size nor sector of your business - be it start-up, established, expanding or high growth - MELCC can support you at every stage of the development of your business. Our mission is to offer the network, the advice and the solutions you need to succeed.

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Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland's biggest Colleges with 4 campuses in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

Offering a range of studies and courses for school leavers, job seekers, and employers and employees looking for professional development opportunities, there's something for everyone.

The Business Gateway Midlothian Service host an Enterprise Hub at Edinburgh College's Midlothian Campus in Eskbank every Thursday. Open to everyone, you can pop along for an informal chat about starting or growing your business and find out more about the FREE business support available.