Scotland’s most influential business network.

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.


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


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


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


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

A voice for key policy issues

The third sector plays a key role in the economic wellbeing of Scotland. Prosper recognises the joint effort of all sectors in building inclusive growth and the benefits this can bring to a vibrant, thriving society.

Prosper offers a supportive local forum which actively encourages collaboration and provides a voice for the Northeast around key policy issues and developments.

As a Prosper committee member I am able to build connections and learn from other members from across the northeast region, to share sector insights and keep up to date with developments and opportunities that inform the work of Aberdeen Foyer in our mission to end youth homelessness and alleviate the impact of poverty.

Leona McDermid

Chief Executive
Aberdeen Foyer

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

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

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.


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12 Dec 2023


Peers Breakfast and Learning with Caroline Laurenson TL Tech Smart Home Solutions


Open to All

Caroline will share how they use AI in their business and some of the things they have been experimenting with


17 Jan 2024

Meet the Politician

Meet the Politician: Neil Gray MSP


Members Only

Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Neil Gray MSP, will highlight how members can contribute to delivering a Wellbeing Economy and how the Scottish Government plans to create the best possible place for business, people and planet to thrive.


24 Jan 2024


Peers Lunch & Learn at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc


Open to All

Join us for a peer story and group discussion on how to unleash innovation


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