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.

A great way to engage

Being a member of Prosper is a great way to engage with colleagues across the private and public sector in the Highlands and Islands and beyond.

The regional committee includes key industry leaders and provides excellent feedback on initiatives and policies which HIE is developing.

Prosper’s programme of conferences and events is another strength of the organisation, along with valued projects like its Young Engineers and Science clubs and Productivity Clubs.

Stuart Black

Chief Executive
Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Craig Forsyth, DF Communication

Drive positive change

We’re proud to be a member of Prosper and connect with other like-minded businesses and work together to drive positive change.

Craig Forsyth

Sales Director
DF Communications

Susan Love, ACCA

Furthers our partnership working

As a leading professional body ACCA is driven by our mission to be a force for public good.

Being part of Prosper enables us to contribute our expertise to crucial policy debates, engage with key networks and furthers our partnership working in Scotland.

Susan Love

Strategic Engagement
ACCA Scotland

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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6 Mar 2024

Meet the Politician

Meet the Politician: Neil Gray MSP

Royal Society of Edinburgh

Members Only

Join Prosper and partners ABPI in a discussion with Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Neil Gray MSP. 


7 Mar 2024


Inclusion within Recruitment in the South of Scotland


Open to All

This online event will discuss the barriers that many disabled people face going into the workplace and look at ways for businesses to embrace diversity


12 Mar 2024


Empowering Equality and Diversity in Procurement

The Dome

Open to All

Discover the ways in which your businesses can champion equality while enhancing your procurement strategy


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9 February 2024 |

Prosper Annual Lecture Partner Blog: Luxe Scot