Business benefits for members

Business benefits for members

Access an exclusive range of benefits to assist every aspect of your business

Take advantage of business essentials

In addition to the promotional, networking and lobbying work the ScotlandIS team undertake on your behalf, through your ScotlandIS membership you can access a diverse range of business benefits. From essentials such as insurance, password management and accounting software to assistance with organising and hosting events, these benefits will help with the effective and efficient running of your business.

Creative Conferencing


Creative Conferencing are audio and online meeting experts, offering fully integrated audio, video and web conferencing solutions.  All products are cloud based, simple to operate and work from current phone and IT systems.

The team have expertise across a wide range of industries and business sectors, allowing for  the most cost effective and efficient,  online meeting and training solutions for your business. 

Creative Conferencing are proud to offer all ScotlandIS members the following promotions on audio, video and web conferencing services.

  • 25% Discount on talknow™ our audio conferencing service
  • 20% Price beat promise on your current audio conferencing service
  • Free Trial of talknow™ audio conferencing service
  • Free trial of WebEx™ web and video conferencing
  • To take advantage of these special offers email and quote promo code: SCOTIS

Terms and conditions apply

Free HR Advice for ScotlandIS Members

Tackling difficult staffing issues, particularly with key staff members, can be difficult. Getting it technically right, whilst at the same time finding the best practical and pragmatic solution, and at the same time managing the emotions of the situation is a challenge. Why not get free help from professionals who deal with your “once in a lifetime” situations all the time.

We are delighted to offer ScotlandIS members special rates for HR advice in handling tricky staff issues or preventing people problems happening in the first place. You will get your first 30 minutes advice absolutely free, giving you the choice whether to then handle the situation yourselves or work with us at discounted rates to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

For more information please contact Ian Pilbeam 0131 297 7545 or click here 



Get 12 months best-in-class cloud hosting and practical advice completely free of charge with SoftLayer’s Catalyst Startup Program

Further details can be found here 



My1Login are offering 25% off an annual subscriptions for over 20 users for ScotlandIS members. 

Simply sign up and enter promo code: SIS2014

my1login solves the problem of remembering and managing your business passwords. Taking less than 5 minutes to set up, my1login works in conjunction with existing business passwords, allowing employees to access web sites with just one login.

Since employees no longer have to remember passwords, they can be made strong and unique, increasing business security.  my1login also provides an audit trail of password access, removes the problem of insecure password storage and sharing, and enables the easy ceasing of employees.

my1login improves business security and makes the web simpler for employees allowing them to sign into sites with one click.

Towergate Insurance


ScotlandIS has partnered with Towergate Insurance to bring our members insurance products tailored for the ICT sector. 

Towergate Insurance combines professionalism, experience and market knowledge to assist clients in placement of their ICT risks.  From small package cover for the sole trader to more extensive risks for the larger business, they provide the service and benefits of a local broker with the strength and depth of a large national organisation

Together we’ve got IT covered

Specialist Small Package Turnover up to £300k - click here

Bespoke Cover Turnover over £300k - click here 




FreeAgent is an online accounting application used by thousands of freelancers and small businesses worldwide. It was voted Best Small Business Accounting Application in the 2010 Software Satisfaction Awards.

It lets you send invoices, track time and expenses, analyse bank statements and build real-time accounts, all done simply with no confusing accounting jargon.

Their customers say it puts them back in control of their business finances, and even makes doing the books fun. No, really!

As a special offer to ScotlandIS members, FreeAgent is offering 3 months free. Simply click on to take advantage of this offer.

Hunter Adams


Hunter Adams provides HR services to clients across Scotland and internationally.  If you need additional HR expertise or don't yet have your own in house HR people, then Hunter Adams can act as your HR team to support with the people side of your business.  With expertise in the IT  industry they currently work with clients ranging from blue chip multinationals, to SMEs and Start-ups.

Their Services include :

  • HR Consulting - Provision of support for specific HR projects connected to your overall people strategy.
  • HR Interim  - Provision of more dedicated HR support for a specific business need to cover a finite period of time.
  • HR Outsourcing  - When you have little or no HR and you would like them to become your HR team.
  • HR Sourcing - Identifying candidates to help build your own HR team.

What we are offering?:  A discounted rate on our services for ScotlandIS members.  Details can be found by downloading our brochure and wervice matrix.

Barrhead Travel


Barrhead Travel has access to the UK's biggest fares database, meaning that they can provide the best flight prices across more than 140 airlines – including special fares to the USA and Canada.

As one of the largest independent travel agencies in the UK, Barrhead Travel has a huge pool of specialist knowledge.  You'll receive the best possible choice and prices, as well as impartial advice. 

Barrhead is also offering members the added perk of a guaranteed 5% discount on ABTA tour operators' holidays, and up to 10% off Barrhead Travel own-brand holidays, with up to 14 days’ free standard European insurance*.   With 25 branches and more than 450 knowledgeable and friendly travel experts, there's no better way to book your travel. Specialist departments, ranging from Business Travel to Cruises to the USA & Canada, and City Breaks to Faraway holidays, mean that there is a wide variety of options on offer that will appeal to all travel tastes

How to claim your discount :  Simply advise Barrhead Travel at the initial enquiry stage that you are a member of ScotlandIS, and they'll make sure that your discount is applied.

You’ll have access to unique special offers and exclusive travel deals.  To check out what Barrhead Travel can do for you, just call 0871 226 1056  for your personal quote. 

MacDonald Hotels


So whether you are looking for a romantic retreat in the country, an indulgent spa weekend, a city centre shopping trip or a relaxing golf break, Macdonald Hotels can guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Up to 50% off
Kids Stay & Eat Breakfast Free
£10 Voucher per room per night (can be redeemed against dinner, spa, bar)
Cancellation up to 2pm on day of arrival

To claim your discount simply state you are a ScotlandIS Member.


We know what it’s like to start with passion and grow a business from scratch. We’d love to help you out by taking the sting out of your national and international expansion.

The world has opened up.

International trade is no longer reserved for the biggest players on the block. There are opportunities for businesses of all sizes across the globe.

We take the risk out of expanding your business locally, nationally and internationally.

We help SMEs establish themselves nationally and internationally and deliver, locally, to their customers. We provide cost-effective local office services, local sales & marketing expertise, customer engagement & support services and supplier engagement services.

We currently have office in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom & Poland.

For full details and to claim your discount click here

If anyone would like to offer our members further discounts please contact Karen Meechan.

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A great investment of our time that helped to open up new business opportunities that are turning into real business. Thanks to SDI and ScotlandIS for their support on and off the stand.

Alex Clyne, Founder, Jump-digital

A great investment of our time that helped to open up new business opportunities that are turning into real business. Thanks to SDI and ScotlandIS for their support on and off the stand.

Alex Clyne, Founder, Jump-digital

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