About SDI and how we can help you

We're here to support your investment in Scotland.

At Scottish Development International (SDI) we’re all about discovery: helping ambitious businesses like yours discover new business opportunities, markets and ventures in Scotland.

From technology and financial services to life sciences and renewables, we’ve helped over 5,000 inward investors realise their ambitions in Scotland.

We’ll connect you with the right people, in the right place and at the right time.

Why choose Scotland?

  • Scotland's got talent – we have one of the highest concentrations of universities in Europe
  • The money you spend on staff will go further here – cost of living in Scotland is up to 50% lower than in other parts of the UK
  • It's a great place to live – our capital was ranked second in a global quality of life survey of 46 cities
  • We welcome investors – Scotland offered more incentive deals to foreign companies than any other part of the UK in 2017
  • We're a nation of self-starters – Scotland is home to the UK's most entrepreneurial city, Edinburgh

We can help you to:

  • Identify the skills and talent you need
  • Train and develop staff
  • Finance capital investment, innovation and research and development
  • Improve manufacturing and energy efficiency
  • Develop leadership skills

And we’ll provide long-term support to help your business settle, expand and thrive here.

In this section

Global offices

With over 30 offices across the world, we have a truly global presence.