Doing Business In Perth City
The Place Where People Want To Be.
When asking, “Where should you grow your business in Scotland?”, look no further than Perth City region. Boasting a strong economy, skilled workforce and superb location, Perth is unrivalled in what it can offer the business community of Scotland, the UK and beyond.
With access to more than half of Scotland’s population within an hour’s drive, the area offers a strategic hub at the heart of a diverse and expanding economy. This is centred on our strength in emerging sectors such as Clean Tech and Renewables, a vibrant visitor economy, and our position at the heart of Scotland’s national food & drink sector; which alone added £1.9bn GVA to the Scottish economy in 2015.
With some of Scotland’s most outstanding scenery on our doorstep, and numerous outdoor activities to appeal to the most adventurous spirit, the city’s quality of life excels. That partly explains why Perth has remained home to several corporate HQs for decades, including energy giant SSE, and international transport group Stagecoach. The city is also home to international sector leaders, such as Spectraglass and Merlin ERD, which recently expanded into the USA.
Our dynamic city, boasts the largest campus of Scotland’s newest university, at Perth College UHI, and is planning now for an expected growth in population of 12.2% by 2039.
Growth is bringing a wealth of investment opportunities, which are being supported by Perth & Kinross Council’s tailored ‘open for business’ approach and through the investment plans within the Tay Cities Deal and Perth City Plan. These include £500m of strategic infrastructure investment, which is already beginning to unlock industrial, logistical, commercial and housing opportunities.
It’s all here in Perth & Kinross; whether you want to invest, grow or launch, there’s no better place to be based in Scotland.