Defence sector companies receiving financial support: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02598
Date received: 27 October 2017
Date responded: 23 November 2017

Information requested

You requested the following:

Information relating to companies that receive state support in the form of financial support, graduate placements, summer placements, and specialist advice services from Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). In particular:

  1. A list of every company engaged in the defence sector having received the aforementioned support for 2016-17.

  2. The amount of financial support to each individual company engaged in the defence sector provided by both Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for 2016-17.


I have enclosed the information held by the Scottish Government in relation to your request.

May I suggest if you require further details, other than that held by the Scottish Government, that you contact the relevant agencies direct, in this case Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise.

Below are two tables which show figures received recently by the Scottish Government from both HIE and SE. These figures represent the support to companies in 2016/17 that had an involvement in the defence sector.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

Company name Funding
Makar Technologies Ltd £61,238

Scottish Enterprise (SE)

Company name Funding
Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd £145,344
Raytheon Systems Ltd £91,009
Chemring Energetics UK Ltd £5,400
Penman Engineering Ltd £5,625
Selex ES Ltd £205,000
Turner Aviation £4,979

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