We will connect you with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
Access to skills
With 18 universities, Scotland has the highest concentration in Europe
Connected to academia
All 18 of Scotland’s universities are recognised as producing world-leading research, with more collaborations between universities and industry than any other European country.
Low set-up costs
It's up to 40% more cost effective to locate in Scotland than in other parts of the UK.
Financial Times, FDI Benchmark Tool 2015
Easy access to markets
Scotland has excellent transport links, with five major international airports serving over 150 destinations
Get started quickly
It can take only 48 hours to register a company here, and typically two weeks to get an enterprise up and running
The latest EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey reveals Scotland as the top-performing FDI region outside London. In 2015, Scotland achieved its greatest number of FDI projects, with a phenomenal growth rate of 51%.
EY Scotland Attractiveness Survey 2016
Businesses across a range of sectors choose to locate here to benefit from the opportunities a connected Scotland offers.
Skilled staff, competitive costs and a modern infrastructure make Scotland the natural location for business services and BPO companies.
Invest in Scotland to get direct access to a pool of talented graduates in technology and engineering.
Scotland has a long history of excellence in aerospace, defence and marine and today accounts for 10% of the UK industry.
With exports of £4.5 billion a year, Scotland's chemical sciences sector is thriving
Home of the fastest selling computer game in history, Scotland provides a dynamic environment for the creative industries.
Our skilled workforce and secure business environment make investing in Scotland the perfect choice for financial services firms.
From clinical research to commercialisation, consider Scotland your home from home to do business in Europe and beyond.
With investment in North Sea's oil and gas at a 30-year high now's the time to tap Scotland's global skills and expertise.
Scotland is already home to some groundbreaking renewables projects. Make your company part of it.
Scotland's textiles sector has a proud heritage and an enduring place on the world's fashion stage.
Scotland has it all. Our lively cities, history, stunning scenery and coastline attract visitors from all around the world.
Access a high standard of living, a talented and educated workforce, and substantial European markets through our five international airports
Connect with Scotland
Whether you're looking for innovation or tradition, you'll find Scotland a very rewarding country to do business with.
With 19 Higher Education institutes, Scotland has the highest concentration of universities in Europe.
Welcome to unspoilt landscapes, fertile land and clean air. Scotland is blessed with some of the best natural produce in the world.
By finding trade partners in Scotland you'll have access to skills, expertise and technology that help drive the global oil & gas industry.
Across wind, wave and tidal power, we can help you find unbeatable locations, suppliers and partnerships.
Textiles buyers can source the finest cashmere, tartans and tweeds for fashion or interiors, or pioneering performance and medical fabrics.