Co-operative Development Scotland

Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) supports the development of co-operative and employee-owned enterprises across Scotland.

We are a Scottish Enterprise subsidiary, and work in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

We proactively support the growth of key industries where collaboration is crucial to competitiveness, for example, food and drink, renewable energy, forestry, tourism, textiles and the creative industries. Our support includes:

  • Exploring the options
  • Structuring the company
  • Financing the business
  • Developing member participation