Impact

BE-ST delivers significant economic and social benefit

Creating value

Together with our funders, we have set ambitious goals to ensure every pound invested in BE-ST is returned several-fold by our social and economic impact. Our work creates economic opportunities for business through new products, services and processes. 

We help to make businesses more productive and resilient and we work with the sector to make it a better place in which to work and thrive.   

469

Projects supported

170

Phase 2 programmes & projects

£

12.38

m

Investment from industry

£

24.2

m

Investment from Public sector

£

44.58

m

Total project value

Industry forecast

Industry estimated impact of BE-ST projects over next 5 years

£

1.39

b

Additional revenue

£

18.7

m

Cost savings

4846

Jobs safeguarded

5180

Job created

334

New products implemeneted

209

New services delivered to market

151

Business models implemented

111

Public services improved

81

New international markets entered

Our pledge

  • A built environment that produces zero carbon emissions
  • A sector that is data rich and digitally enabled
  • Safeguarding of existing jobs & businesses and creating new green jobs & businesses
  • Greater supply chain resilience
  • Talent attraction, improved education pathways and a highly skilled workforce
  • Attraction of inward investment and enabling of businesses to export
  • More impact from academic investment and help increase business investment in innovation and R&
  • Green economic growth across all sectors underpinned by a vibrant and sustainable construction and built environment ecosystem
  • Eradication of fuel poverty and tackle health inequalities
  • More efficient use of public investment and support a just transition.
  • Diverse talent attraction and retention
  • Better places for Scotland’s citizens to live, work and explore