Incorporated in 2003, Advanced Display Solutions Ltd. were a successful consultancy firm who took the strategic decision in 2012 to restructure their business to create a new digital marketing channel using interactive touchscreens in busy public spaces, focussing initially on the tourism industry. Since then the ADS team have proven the commercial viability of their revolutionary interactive digital iSign touchscreen platforms which promote destination familiarisation through the use of smart technology applications.
To help them achieve their growth aspirations, ADS Ltd. have accessed a wide range of support from West Dunbartonshire partner agencies to assist them to develop and grow their business. As the business expanded and created jobs, they received support towards recruitment and employment costs from JobCentre Plus and West Dunbartonshire Council's Employability and Business Support Teams. The WDC Business Support team were also able to assist ADS Ltd. to access growth funding from the West of Scotland Loan Fund. Their Scottish Enterprise Account Manager has worked with them to access RSA grant funding and also several Innovation grants to develop their interactive 'digital content distribution platfom' as they call it.
Commenting on the support he has received Campbell Cromor, Managing Director said,
"The Team at West Dunbartonshire recognise the challenges facing start-up businesses. Accessing funding to grow the business can be a daunting (and distracting) experience. Once we identified the right people to speak to we really hit the fast track to becoming established. This new joint partnership Employer Offer will undoubtedly be a great benefit to the area by helping to further accelerate business growth".