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.


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.

Thought provoking seminars

Prosper political roundtables and thought provoking seminars provide an excellent opportunity to hear from people outwith our own sector and are a great example of reasoned and interesting debate and discussion.

Cat Hay

Head of Policy
Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Being a part of Prosper has really helped access to policymakers, influencers and MSPs relevant to our government interactions, as well as connecting us with other like-minded organisations across Scotland.

Sam Calvert

Chief Revenue Officer

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

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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30 May 2024

Forum 24 – Scotland’s Growth Revolution

University of Edinburgh

Open to All

This year, Forum will bring together thought-leaders to explore how we prioritise and accelerate delivery of growth that is based on business innovation and investment in expanding the green economy, quality jobs and good public services.


6 Jun 2024


Improving your journey to retirement!


Open to All

Join us for a presentation by Susan Hope, IFA Workplace Senior Manager as she details her advice for planning the journey towards retirement.


13 Jun 2024


Connect & Innovate: A Networking and Peer Learning Event on Entrepreneurship

University of Aberdeen

Open to All

We have teamed up with the University of Aberdeen's Innovation Enterprise & Innovation team to unite the strength of the Start Here business breakfast networking and Peer Works' peer learning.


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23 May 2024 | YESC

Minister for Higher and Further Education shows support for YESC

15 May 2024 | YESC

YESC programme crucial to nurturing next generation of STEM talent