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Invest in Scotland with our help

We work with partners such as China-Britain Business Council, Department for International Trade (DIT), our GlobalScot network and local industry partners to help improve trade links between Scotland and China.

  • Key investment opportunities in Scotland
  • Market research
  • Financial, skills and training support
  • Research and development programmes
  • Partnering and collaboration opportunities
  • Government, industry and academic contacts
  • Visits to Scotland
  • Setting up in Scotland


Scottish Development International,
c/o British Consulate-General Shanghai,
17F Garden Square,
968 West Beijing Road,
Shanghai, 200041


+86 21 3279 2013

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Whether you’re looking to invest, relocate, partner or expand in Scotland, take a look at the key opportunities that will give you the best return on your investment.

We can provide international companies with the latest information on Scotland’s economy and our world-leading products and technologies. We can also help facilitate introductions with leading Scottish companies in their sector.

We also provide ongoing support to Chinese companies already operating in Scotland.

Scottish companies with a presence in mainland China include RBS, Standard Life, Aberdeen Asset Management, Highland Spring, Aggreko, Clyde Blowers, Howden, SgurrEnergy, Weir Group,  Martin Currie, The Edrington Group, William Grant & Sons, Kinloch Anderson and J&D Wilkie.

Scotland’s key mainland China inward investors include Lenovo, the Bank of China, Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere Company, Ganten and SHBV. Petrochina has entered Scotland through the purchase of a minority stake in INEOS, whilst Sinopec is acquiring a 49% share of Talisman’s UK North Sea business.