The original Incubator and Accelerator ®

Business Support by STEP

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Property Team

Meeting Space

Logistics Support

Business Support

HR Support

Business Community

Business Network

Marketing and IT Support

Supporting our Tenants since 1983

In 1983, long before the buzzwords incubator and accelerator were coined, STEP was created to provide not only low-cost business space but also to provide a wide range of free or discounted support to help businesses start up and grow.

Today, this ethos is still the same. Exclusive to STEP Tenants, the range of services and support available has increased and improved.

Property Team

Unlike other landlords, our property team is there to guide, support and help you wherever needed. They are not a sales team, they are there to find the space that is right for you, to make you feel at home and ensure that your commercial premises is affordable and sustainable.

Responsible for first-class maintenance, repair, minor works and cleanliness within all of our buildings you will see our maintenance and cleaning teams in navy STEP uniform, feel free to say hello.

Our front-of-house reception teams are the face and lifeblood of our manned buildings. They are the go-to for all visitors, tenants and customers and are responsible for our reception services and meeting spaces.

Meeting Space

When your office feels too small, when you need to have a team meeting outside the normal environment or you need to impress a customer or host a large event we’ve got you sorted.

20% Off Meeting Room Use

Exclusive to STEP Tenants, you can access any of our quality meeting spaces at any of our three venue hire locations at a discounted rate.

Logistics Support

Discount with a Franking Membership

You will be able to access discount mail franking and printing at your nearest front-of-house manned reception.

Expecting a critical delivery and know you aren’t going to be in? Let your front-of-house team know and they will accept the parcel for you to collect at a convenient time.

Free of charge mail collection facility at each manned reception.

Need handbooks, agendas, bulk mail or something else printed? At a low rate we can help.

20% Off Essential Training

We work with St Andrew’s First Aid to exclusively offer tenants 20% off courses through STEP.

Courses include:

– First Aid at Work – Emergency First Aid At Work – Leading First Aid For Mental Health – Fire Marshal – Annual Update  
Business Support

Exclusive to STEP Tenants, you will be assigned a dedicated business adviser that you can access one-on-one, giving you tailored advice and practical support based on your needs.

Meet Our Expert Sessions

As a STEP Tenant you can access a 30-minute one-to-one advice session with the following experts:

  • Accountant
  • Commercial Property
  • Exporting
  • Financial Readiness
  • Food, Drink and Tourism
  • Funding
  • IT & Digital
  • Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Solicitor
Business Community

Online Community

To help businesses across STEP locations to build a strong community that can support each other, we created a Tenant Closed Facebook Group. The group was created for Tenants to network, ask questions, share resources, discuss common issues they face and suggest initiatives they would like to see arranged by STEP.

Events and Networking

Get practical support with workshops to help your business at any stage.

Hear from industry experts, providing you with insightful knowledge, top tips and sound advice.

Get together and connect with your fellow tenants with regular networking.

It’s not all about business we also host various social events like our annual Tenant Christmas parties.

Business Network

Being the first Business Support Organisation in Stirling, dating back to 1983, we are connected to various organisations that can help support your business. We will liaise on your behalf to ensure you get the support you need.

HR Support

20% Off HR Services

STEP HR services are flexible and bespoke to allow you to focus on what you do best – running your business.

Expert Help

Through STEP experts you can access a free HR audit and 30-minute one-to-one with an HR expert.

20% Off Executive Business Coaching

Our range of group and one-to-one executive business coaching solutions focus on all aspects of leadership and are bespoke to your needs.

20% Off ILM Courses

Our ILM coaching courses and qualifications are designed to help not only team leaders but anyone with coaching and mentoring responsibilities, senior leaders and other professionals.

Marketing and IT Support

20% Off Digital Billboard Advert

You can access digital billboard advertising space free for three months then at a discounted rate of 20% off the full price if you choose to continue.

Expert Help

Through STEP experts you can access a free:

  • Marketing audit and 30-minute one-to-one with a marketing expert.
  • Web audit and 30-minute one-to-one with an IT expert.

20% Off TALK Magazine Advert

Share your news with us and we will publish it in our twice-yearly business magazine which has a distribution list of circa 9,000 individuals in Central Scotland. You will also receive a 20% discount on full-price advertising costs.

Tenant Benefits

When you become a STEP Tenant, you’ll also have access to a wide range of tenant benefits.

24/7 Access*

High Speed Internet**

Free Car Parking

Showers On-Site**

Disabled Friendly**

Shared Kitchens

Electric Charge Points**

Pet Friendly

Cycle Parking and Storage**

*Not available with Day Space. 
**Available in selected buildings.

Need help finding the right business space?

Our property team aren't a sales team, they exist to find space right for you and your company; whether that's just a desk, an office, industrial unit or advising your business isn't ready for premises yet.
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