About CDS

Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) is the arm of Scotland’s enterprise agencies that supports company growth through collaborative and employee ownership business models.

It helps new and existing co-operatives to grow and develop with a range of advisory services, as well as raising the profile of co-operatives as a viable business model through the media and events.

Types of support available include an EO feasibility study and the provision of grant support for the consultancy costs associated with a transition, while businesses and communities looking to collaborate can seek advice on consortium structure and legal documentation requirements.

Scan Building Services, Dundee, 11/05/2018. Scan Building Services, pictured on Dundee Law, Dundee. Directors Graham Prophet (correct, lower front centre with navy coloured jersey) and Mark McKenzie (lower front centre, black jacket, tie and white shirt) with other Scan staff. Photography for Scottish Enterprise from: Colin Hattersley Photography - www.colinhattersley.com - cphattersley@gmail.com - 07974 957 388.

Dundee- based Scan Building Services became employee owned in May 2018