Scotland’s economic forum.

Since 1931, we’ve connected businesses, government and civil society to shape policy and drive growth.

Our thinking extends beyond economic success.

From charities to local authorities and micro businesses to multi-nationals – our members work to deliver better social and environmental outcomes.

Prosper (formerly the Scottish Council for Development and Industry) always considers the big picture and longer term when it comes to Scotland’s future.

Purpose-led growth

Businesses in Scotland can best weather current economic storms and seize future market opportunities by becoming purpose-driven.

Our Business Purpose Commission report shows businesses that find profitable solutions to the problems of people and the planet, are more successful in the longer-term.

Our member benefits

Our members get the ultimate Scottish business network and competitive advantage. We connect with organisations from all walks of life to drive and influence, making positive change to create a prosperous and healthy Scotland.

Network

Connect with over 500 members, including Fortune 500s and local authorities.

Events

Over 50 FREE events annually, from Meet the Politician to awards dinners.

Learn

Get unrivalled business insights and learn from different sectors and industries.

Join

By joining Prosper you will enjoy an unparalleled range of benefits.

Ian Ord, Fifth Ring

Networking with our peers is invaluable

It is the work that Prosper do at a regional level that I am most impressed with.

Their ability to gather representatives from right across the private, public and social economic sectors in a room to talk about their shared challenges is remarkable.

Their talent for creating events of all shapes and sizes that allow us as members to network with our peers is invaluable.

Ian Ord

Director Business Development
Fifth Ring Ltd

Membership benefits are fantastic

The benefits of the Prosper membership are fantastic and Lifelink has been a member since 2015. Many of the day-to-day challenges of running a thriving business are the same irrespective of the sector or industries we work in.

Membership allows us to share learning with peers from a rich and diverse network, think about new ways of working and keep abreast of policy changes. The productivity clubs have also been instrumental in supporting our sustainability journey!

Jacqui Taylor

Chief Executive
Lifelink

Malcolm MacLeod, Highlands Council

Great opportunities

We are facing some challenges but also great opportunities across the public and private sector in the Highlands and Islands.

Prosper events, meetings and briefings are hugely beneficial to better help understand the bigger picture, identify collaboration opportunities and to input to national lobbying efforts. Our membership of Prosper ensures we are able to represent the public sector as part of that wider approach.

Malcolm Macleod

Depute Chief Executive
Highland Council

Local focus, global influence

Prosper membership is geared for organisations of all sizes. You will be joining in with important conversations and have access to government, councils and industry.

EVENTS

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Wednesday

21 Aug 2024

Peer Works

Manufacturing Momentum: Driving Innovation for Scotland’s Future

12:30pm
Paisley
National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland (NMIS)

Open to All

Join us for an in-person, peer-to-peer learning event where you can share experiences and discuss best practice for driving innovation

Thursday

29 Aug 2024

Lunch with Influencers

Derek Brown, Chief Executive, The Highland Council

11:30am
TBC
Inverness

Members Only

Join us to hear from Derek Brown, CEO of The Highland Council, to hear about the challenges and opportunities he sees in the region.

Wednesday

4 Sep 2024

Infrastructure

Collaborate to Accelerate to Net Zero​ with First Bus

9:30am
Glasgow

Members Only

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators, focused on becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future. They are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet across the whole of the UK by 2035.

NEWS

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17 July 2024 | Scotland’s Future

Prosper Responds – The King’s Speech

17 July 2024 | Member Insights

After the Vote: Realising Scotland’s Economic Opportunities

16 July 2024 | Stemovators

Scottish STEM outreach programme launches partnership with Malawi schools