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02 March 2021

Scottish Publisher Business Support Survey 2020

19 February 2020

In August 2019, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with representatives of Scottish publishing to discuss challenges facing the sector. The First Minister subsequently wrote:

"A clear theme coming out of the discussion was access to finance and business support. There were points made around the distinction between funding for projects and funding to support structure and questions were raised regarding the role of the different public sector partners, including Creative Scotland and the Enterprise agencies. Support to export internationally was also mentioned as an area where the current landscape was far from straightforward.

We will explore with our partners, including Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and the other Enterprise Agencies, Business Gateway and Publishing Scotland, how the current business support system is working across the different strands of support and what more can be done to provide greater clarity and more effective support."

Publishing Scotland has undertaken to survey publishers to help us understand support needs in order to frame conversations with partners in the business support system.

Thank you in advance for your time in completing this survey. It should take no longer than 30/35 minutes and has been structured so as to preserve anonymity. All information collected will be treated in confidence. Comments made will not be attributed to any individual or company.
Deadline for responses - 6 March 2020


The survey can be found at Scottish Publisher Business Support Survey 2020