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

We provide support to companies and community groups who want to adopt employee ownership or co-operative business models such as consortium and community co-operatives. 

We help businesses and community enterprises grow by offering a range of advice and services, including free masterclasses and onetoone support. We also raise awareness of the benefits of employee ownership and business collaboration through the media and events.

To find out about the support we offer please visit the Scottish Enterprise website.

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