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Companies from around the world choose to invest in Scotland for our talented people, the support available to ambitious companies and because they want to connect to new customers and new markets.

Setting up in Scotland

From financial services to oil and gas, technology and media industries to life sciences, companies from all over the world choose to set up in Scotland.

Setting up in Scotland means having access to a skilled and stable workforce and the highest educational attainment in the UK.

And it means connecting with Scotland's universities to boost your R&D projects and make the most of our proud tradition of innovation and discovery.

In fact, our universities work with over 26,000 companies every year, helping companies like yours turn R&D into products and profit.

Connect with new markets

By choosing to set up in Scotland, you'll have the UK and European markets on your doorstep and access to markets around the world. In fact, Scottish-based oil and gas companies alone are active in over 100 markets.

Our five major airports serve over 150 destinations - and our staff in Scotland and our network of global offices can help you build connections with new customers and partners in new markets.

Your quick guide to setting up in Scotland

From the moment you consider Scotland as a base for your business, we can help.

Setting up in Scotland is quick and efficient. And we'll help connect you with the skilled employees who can make the most of global opportunities.

Scotland can offer your company competitive tax rates, labour costs and property prices.

You can also benefit from tax breaks for R&D, financial assistance, a skilled workforce and a thriving academic sector.

And we can help you every step of the way, including:

  • Finding the right location
  • Finding the right staff
  • Finding the right partners for collaborative projects
  • Finding the right financial support and grants

Financial assistance for setting up in Scotland

Here to help

Scotland is brilliantly connected for business - we'll help you make the most of it.

We'll support you before, during and after you choose Scotland for your business.

That makes it quicker and easier for your company to find premises, recruit staff, access funding and make the most of opportunities in Scotland and around the world.

And it's why 73% of inward investors consider us to have been important in keeping their companies in Scotland.

It's time to join them:

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