Since 1983 WRDC has operated a loan fund for businesses within the Wigtownshire area. Low
interest loans are available to businesses both starting or expanding. Loans of
up to and including £5,000 are generally considered. Please contact us for an application
form (see bottom of page for details).
WRDC operates Business Centres in Newton Stewart and Stranraer. Various sizes of
offices are available to rent on a monthly basis. Find out more about the WRDC Business
Centres and the services we can provide here.
A meeting room is available for hire at both WRDC Business Centres for meetings and
training sessions. Rooms may also be available on request for interviewing etc.
South of Scotland Loan Scheme
WRDC are Fund Administrators for SEBSED Ltd, a Company set up to manage the South
of Scotland Loan Scheme (SoSLS). The SoSLS is available to businesses located in
or looking to locate in the Scottish Borders or Dumfries & Galloway. The scheme
is designed to support projects where there is a definite need for public sector
support and where there are clear economic benefits arising if the project goes ahead.
Loans of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available under the Scheme.
Contact Business Gateway on 0844 875 0161 and ask to speak to an adviser if you would
like to discuss an application.
Members of WRDC staff are qualified to provide training and assessment of National
Administration services are carried out as required for companies located within
the WRDC Business Centres. This service is also available to companies throughout
Dumfries & Galloway.
Previous Loan Schemes Administration
WRDC has provided Loan Fund management services for a number of previous Dumfries
& Galloway wide schemes – now closed to new applications – on behalf of Scottish
Enterprise. We now carry out credit control and after care services to recover the
loans being repaid.
Economic Development Projects
With its primary focus on economic development in Wigtownshire, WRDC regularly works
in partnership with other agencies such as Scottish Enterprise and Dumfries & Galloway
Council, on “one off” projects to support local companies.
WRDC holds a register of experienced consultants within Dumfries & Galloway which
we can co-ordinate and therefore tender for contracts which normally would have gone
outwith the region.
Registered Office: WRDC Business Centre, 6-8 Queen Street,