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BY Invest In Perth ON 16/2/18

Perthshire entrepreneurs prepare to be accelerated to business success

Entrepreneurs from across the creative sector are set to join social enterprise Elevator’s first Accelerator Programme in Perth when it launches on 20 February 2018, as part of the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre. Currently based at the AK Bell Library, the “Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Accelerator” is designed to support and encourage existing creative businesses

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/2/18

Cupid brings Winter Festival to an end

The Perth Winter Festival came to a conclusion on Wednesday (February 14th) with the final night of the Riverside Light Nights themed for Valentine’s Day. The total footfall at the event was 53,518 for the 19 nights of the event.  Within the event there was seven themed nights: Burns, Superhero, Super Bright, Wonderland, Yellow Brick

BY iwdadmin ON 07/2/18

Perth has seen the most improvement in home affordability in Scotland

Perth has seen the biggest improvement in terms of home affordability in Scotland over the last five years and Stirling is the most affordable city in the whole of the UK, according to the latest research.

BY Invest In Perth ON 26/1/18

Perth riverside to shine for Burns Night

On Saturday January 27th Perth riverside will be a glow in celebration of Robbie Burns as the Riverside Light Nights returns to the city.

BY Invest In Perth ON 19/1/18

Perth riverside to be illuminated once again

On Saturday January 27th the parks along the riverside in Perth will once again be illuminated in an array of colours as the Riverside Light Nights returns to the city.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/1/18

Designs on growth as Perth creative industries hub opens

A new entrepreneurial development programme aimed at boosting the creative and design sectors in Perth will kick off next month.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/1/18

Perth marks its university city status

The creation of the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI) means that Perth has gained the status of being a university city.  To celebrate this, Perth & Kinross Council have installed new boundary signs on the roads leading into Perth welcoming people to the university city.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/1/18

Perth is the place to get a foot on the housing ladder

Recent research has revealed that Perth is the best place in the UK to get a foot on the housing ladder. Although property prices in the Perth and Kinross region as a whole are soaring with a 6.1 per cent year-on-year increase, the City of Perth itself saw house prices becoming more affordable over the last year. This was due to more new houses being built at the lower end of the market in Perth to serve first time buyers as well as older people choosing to downsize.

BY Invest In Perth ON 12/1/18

Perth Racecourse yields £11.8M for local and national economies, says independent report

Perth Racecourse benefits the Scottish economy to the tune of £11.8m annually – with £9.9m of that impacting locally – and provides the equivalent of 130 full-time jobs, a new report reveals today. The economic impact report, commissioned by the racecourse and produced by 4-Consulting, uses Scottish Government measurement models and shines a light on

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/1/18

Make your business part of one of the most sought-after developments of 2018

Do you want your business to be based in one of the most discussed and anticipated industrial hubs in Perthshire? Then you need to be part of the new North Muirton industrial development.

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/1/18

City Gift Cards approved

Perth-based Miconex has spent the last two years on a mission to help UK High Streets challenge online retailing and retain a bigger proportion of local consumer spend.
It’s working: participants using the Miconex programme’s local gift cards typically spend 40% more than their card’s nominal value – and 15% of redemptions go to businesses that the customer hadn’t visited before.

BY Invest In Perth ON 09/1/18

Scottish food and drink companies set to triumph as Excellence Awards launch for 2018

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards have today (Tuesday 9 January) opened for entries from businesses and individuals in Scotland who are leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality in Scotland’s thriving food and drink industry.

BY Invest In Perth ON 09/1/18

Council keen to promote site of dilapidated Perth church

The search for suitable firms to promote the site of a dilapidated Perth church will begin when it is completely refurbished.

BY Invest In Perth ON 13/12/17

New village and infrastructure improvements help to meet Perth’s growing ambitions

The development of Bertha Park, a new village under construction to the west of Perth city centre, represents the biggest single expansion of the city in a generation.

BY Invest In Perth ON 12/12/17

Book your ticket to travel back in time in 2018

Wish you could travel in time? Well you can in Highland Perthshire! (Well almost… just bring a little imagination with you.)

BY Invest In Perth ON 12/12/17

Mr C’s Pies proves its top crust credentials

Synonymous with provenance and quality, Mr C’s  Hand-Crafted Pies continue to enjoy a growing international reputation, with demand from overseas creating fresh opportunities for growth in 2018.                    

BY Invest In Perth ON 06/12/17

Legends in the making

VisitScotland is encouraging global brands, charities and organisations from Life Sciences to Robotics to use Scotland as a place to make dynamic new discoveries and inventions in an ambitious digital campaign.

BY Invest In Perth ON 30/11/17

Deputy First Minister performs turf cutting ceremony for new secondary school at Bertha Park

Today, (Thursday 30 November 2017), Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP will perform a turf cutting Ceremony to mark the official start of works to build a new secondary school at Bertha Park in Perth which will open in August 2019. Bertha Park High School will be the

BY Invest In Perth ON 20/11/17

Perth Theatre re-opens its doors after £16.6 million revamp

The Edwardian building in Perth’s High Street has undergone a £16.6 million revamp. Visitors will have the opportunity on Monday to view the box office, café and bar when they enter through the building’s Mill Street entrance for the first time. The theatre will be holding an open house on Saturday from noon until 5pm,

BY Invest In Perth ON 06/11/17

Action plan to rescue night-life in Perth

Nearly three-fifths of the local population has never set foot in Perth city centre after 6pm, a new study has found.

BY Invest In Perth ON 30/10/17

Broxden land sold to develop new Perth Porsche Centre

New £4 million Porsche Centre is expected to create over 30 local jobs.

BY Invest In Perth ON 25/10/17

Design team strikes £12M deal to light up Perth

The design team behind dazzling illuminations at Blackpool and Edinburgh Castle has been handpicked to transform Perth into Scotland’s “City of Light”.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/10/17

Metaphor for City Hall and Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Following a competitive process, Metaphor has been appointed as the Interpretation and Exhibition Designers for City Hall and Perth Museum and Art Gallery. They will work with the architects appointed for the projects, Mecanoo and Hoskins Architects to develop stunning new interiors and exhibition spaces in both buildings and bring the stories of Perth’s Ancient Roots and its Modern Scots to life.

BY Invest In Perth ON 12/10/17

Aviva recruiting 150 customer advisor and claims handling jobs in Perth

Leading insurer, Aviva, is recruiting 150 customer advisor and claims handling roles at its Perth Centre of Excellence in Pitheavlis.

BY Invest In Perth ON 10/10/17

Mill Street improvement works head into the final straight

The ongoing public realm improvement works to create a ‘Cultural Quarter’ in Perth’s Mill Street are heading into the final straight as the phase 2 works are due to come to an end this month. The final phase of the work will see Mill Street closed at Kinnoull Street to allow work to be carried

BY Invest In Perth ON 03/10/17

Perthshire showcase for food and drink exports

Scotland’s food and drink producers will have a chance to pitch their products to key buyers from around the world at a “speed dating” style event in Perthshire.

BY Invest In Perth ON 25/9/17

A major redevelopment phase at St Catherine’s retail park in Perth – two leases signed

Savills Investment Management has commenced a major redevelopment phase at st catherine’s retail park in perth, which it manages on behalf of episo boxes gp limited.

BY Invest In Perth ON 20/9/17

Tayside and Fife proving property price hotspots

Property prices in Perth and Kinross have rocketed to nearly four times the national average, a new study has revealed.

BY Invest In Perth ON 20/9/17

£15 million Perthshire development fully underway

A major step forward has been taken as Taymouth Marina, a luxury self-catering resort on the banks of Loch Tay in rural Perthshire has announced the completion of its £1,425,000 housing project as part of its overall £15 million development plan.

BY Invest In Perth ON 19/9/17

Still life shaken and stirred by Strathearn Distillery

Strathearn Distillery is widely viewed as a pioneer of the growing, vibrant craft distilling movement across Scotland. The award-winning business, located near the village of Methven, produces a wide range of products from its Perthshire home, from Scottish whisky, gin and rum to cider brandy and uisge beathe (the original ‘Water of Life’).

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/9/17

Council welcomes new store to former McEwens

Perth & Kinross Council has today welcomed news that the former McEwens store in St John Street, Perth, has been acquired by independent department store firm Beales.

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/9/17

Merlin demonstrates incredible resilience as industry falls under its spell

The past three years have been an incredibly challenging time for the global oil and gas industry, including the North Sea. As oil prices dropped from a 2014 high of more than $100 per barrel to just $34, investor confidence deserted the sector and operators found themselves forced to lay off workforce, postpone and even cancel projects and urgently divest non-core assets to boost cash reserves.

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/9/17

The Scottish Butcher with ambitious growth plans

Recent investment by acclaimed Perthshire-based butcher, Simon Howie reflects growing customer demand for a product range now stocked across most UK supermarkets.

BY Invest In Perth ON 01/9/17

Wraps nearly ready to come off transformed Perth Theatre

The public will have he chance to walk through the doors of the refurbished Perth Theatre for the first time on November 13.

BY Invest In Perth ON 29/8/17

EXPRESSO PROPERTY CONCLUDES MISSIVES FOR THE MILL QUARTER, PERTH

Expresso Property Ltd has announced that it has concluded missives on The Mill Quarter site, a brand new landmark mixed leisure scheme with residential apartments. The scheme will be a catalyst for economic change in Perth and will significantly transform the City’s visitor destination offer on completion. Construction works are due to commence in 2018 with works due for completion in summer 2019.

BY Invest In Perth ON 28/8/17

DIY store demolished to pave way for £10M shopping complex

A vandal-hit DIY store is being torn down to make way for a £10 million shopping complex.

BY Invest In Perth ON 28/8/17

Perth boating trips hailed a success

More than 1,000 people have got on board with a new maritime initiative which aims to transform the River Tay into a bustling passage for leisure boats and water taxis.

BY Invest In Perth ON 25/8/17

Relax and enjoy as Gleneagles returns to its roots

Since acquiring Gleneagles in 2015, Ennismore has taken a proactive role in refining the brand, enabling the Perthshire hotel to return to its roots as a luxury, rural escape from the pressures of modern life.

BY Invest In Perth ON 24/8/17

Perth Racecourse celebrates busiest raceday on record

This weekend saw a bumper crowd of 10,000 flock to Perth Racecourse for the annual Carnival Raceday, making it the largest meeting on record for the UK’s most northerly track. For the first time in its history Perth Racecourse was at full capacity, and treated the home crowd to a day of thrilling jump racing, first class entertainment, and summer carnival fun..

BY Invest In Perth ON 22/8/17

Construction commences on £1 billion Bertha Park village

Springfield Properties has begun work on site for the 3,000 homes in the new village, Bertha Park, just off the Inveralmond Roundabout in Perth.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/8/17

Retail boost for Perth as £10M regeneration plan approved

A £10 million plan to regenerate an ageing Perth retail park and create scores of jobs has been approved.

BY Invest In Perth ON 16/8/17

Investment helps to improve access to the River Tay

Recent investment supported through innovative public / private partnerships is helping to unlock the recreational potential of one of Perth’s most-prized assets: the River Tay.

BY Invest In Perth ON 15/8/17

Empty to Plenty momentum is building

Across Perth & Kinross, the number of long-term empty commercial properties is falling. The catalyst is a marketing campaign branded Empty to Plenty.

BY Invest In Perth ON 15/8/17

Breizh Restaurant

While studying Hospitality in Switzerland that Perth-based restaurateur Vinod Mathew, discovered a love of French cuisine. When the opportunity arose to acquire Perth city centre bistro, Breizh, in 2016, he seized the chance to develop a new offer based on the finest locally sourced ingredients.

BY Invest In Perth ON 15/8/17

Green Pads Limited, Amar Okhai, Director

With a successful track record converting property in Manchester, notably the award-winning Grade 2 development at Finlays Warehouse, Green Pads chose Perth to make their first foray into new build development.

BY Invest In Perth ON 14/8/17

Mecanoo named as recommended architect for Perth City Hall

On Wednesday 16 August, Perth & Kinross Council will consider a report recommending the appointment of internationally renowned Mecanoo as the architectural firm to work on Perth City Hall.

BY Invest In Perth ON 14/8/17

Beyond the Fair City

A report will be presented to Perth & Kinross Council on 16 August 2017 setting out the next steps towards transforming the cultural offer of the area to support inclusive economic growth across Perth and Kinross. While Perth was not shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021, its bid, titled Beyond the Fair City, was

BY Invest In Perth ON 07/8/17

Launch of ESF-funded projects

A drop-in event for people who are struggling to find employment will be held from 1pm until 4pm on Wednesday 23 August in the Civic Hall at the Council’s building at 2 High Street in Perth. Everyone is invited to come along on the day, which will bring together a number of local organisations who

BY Invest In Perth ON 20/7/17

Perth primary to be reinvented as artistic hub

Details of a cornerstone project for Perth’s cultural aspirations have been put up for public scrutiny. The design of the £3.5 million arts hub which is to be created in a vacant city centre primary school were put on display at an event in Bells sport centre. Also on hand were council officers and representatives

BY Invest In Perth ON 17/7/17

St Paul’s Church works update

Work continues to progress at St Paul’s Church as part of the Council’s plan to repair and transform part of the historic building into a versatile public space. Work done on site to date includes site establishment; removal of overhead risks (loose slates, masonry, vegetation, other debris); inspection by engineers of the high level areas;

BY Invest In Perth ON 11/7/17

Developing the Young Workforce Update

Developing the Young Workforce Perth and Kinross had now recruited its two Employer Engagement Advisors, Donna Kudarenko and John Robertson.

BY iwdadmin ON 06/7/17

Perth2021 welcomes parliamentary debate on City of Culture bid

Perth & Kinross Council Leader, Councillor Ian Campbell, welcomed the news that Perth’s UK City of Culture bid is to be debated at Westminster, on behalf of the Perth2021 bid team. He said: “I’m delighted that Perth’s City of Culture bid will be debated at Westminster. Perth’s bid is pioneering: it represents the challenges faced

BY Invest In Perth ON 03/7/17

Building a best selling food and drink business

Perth & Kinross Council has teamed-up with the Scottish government’s ‘Connect Local’ project and Council colleagues from Angus and Fife to run a series of workshops targeted specifically at the challenges faced by local entrepreneurs looking to build their own business in the food and drink sector. A total of four workshops will be held

BY Invest In Perth ON 03/7/17

Bam to bring Perth City Hall back to life

BAM Construction has been appointed by Hub East Central Scotland to redevelop Perth City Hall on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council. After much consultation, Perth & Kinross Council have set out to convert the building, which closed its doors to the public in 2005 and whose future was until recently the subject of much

BY Invest In Perth ON 03/7/17

New City of Culture study shows what Perth stands to win

A new study of City of Culture celebrations in Hull has laid bare what Perth stands to gain from a successful 2021 campaign. The Humberside town beat Dundee in the battle to become the UK’s second City of Culture. It launched its year-long programme of events and exhibitions with a massive street party in January. In

BY Invest In Perth ON 30/6/17

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas acquires Perth rival

Accountancy firm Campbell Dallas has expanded in Perthshire by acquiring rival Bell & Company for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see 20 staff and one partner transfer to Campbell Dallas, which expects to gain more than £1m in turnover from the move. The firm, which recently opened a new £1m office in Perth, said

BY Invest In Perth ON 29/6/17

Perth launches bid for 2021 National Mod

Perth has formally launched its bid for the 2021 Royal National Mod. The Fair City hopes the Gaelic music and arts extravaganza will deliver a welcome boost to the local economy. A recent study suggested securing the prestigious event would bring at least £1 million to the area. But council leaders spearheading the bid hope

BY Invest In Perth ON 28/6/17

Cheers! Whisky giant pledges £500K to new Perth arts hub

Whisky giant Famous Grouse has struck a £500K deal to set up a launchpad for fledgling creative talent in Perth. Owners Edrington has agreed to fund an innovative “ideas centre” as part of a new arts hub being built near the city centre. The move will go some way to addressing one of the main challenges of the

BY Invest In Perth ON 21/6/17

d3 Audio Visual Ltd offers the smart choice: in technology and location

The world of business has changed dramatically in the past decade, but connectivity remains an essential prerequisite for success across every sector. It’s a need that d3 Audio & Visual Ltd has been successfully addressing from its Perth base since 2005.

BY Invest In Perth ON 13/6/17

Preparations begin for new boating season on the River Tay

New visitor attractions on the River Tay are expected to entice more tourists and locals into the City of Perth this summer to enjoy a programme of organised boat trips to view the Fair City from a different perspective. The Boating on the Tay scheme kicks off with a fun-packed launch day on Sunday 25

BY Invest In Perth ON 24/4/17

Perthshire on Show at VisitScotland Expo

Perthshire will once again be showcasing some of the very best visitor attractions from across the region at VisitScotland Expo 2017.

BY Invest In Perth ON 04/4/17

Dupplin Estate backs Perth 2021

The Dupplin Estate has announced that it is backing Perth’s bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021.

BY Invest In Perth ON 30/3/17

Merlin ERD backs Perth 2021

Merlin Extended Reach Drilling (Merlin ERD) has become the latest major business to announce its support for Perth to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021.

BY Invest In Perth ON 29/3/17

Aviva Backs Perth in City of Culture Competition

Aviva has officially announced that it is backing Perth to be the next UK City of Culture in 2021. The global insurance, investments and savings company becomes the fourth major private sector organisation to champion Perth in the national competition.

BY Invest In Perth ON 24/3/17

WHAT’S CURRENT IN PERTHSHIRE? History and Heritage top agenda at Perthshire Conference

From adventure tourism and new visitor attractions; to the UK City of Culture Bid and innovative historic projects, Perthshire’s history and heritage took centre stage at a top regional tourism conference this week.

BY Invest In Perth ON 24/3/17

Derelict School to Become Creative Exchange Hub

A vacant former primary school in Perth city centre will be transformed into a creative hub in a project spearheaded by Perth and Kinross Council.

BY Invest In Perth ON 22/3/17

Building on success – Property consultancy’s Scotland Division enjoys successful 2016 and continues to grow

The Scotland division of Bidwells property consultancy, which has offices in Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William, has recorded a successful 2016 despite many strategic markets being in a post-Brexit state of flux and contending with the uncertainties surrounding Scottish land reform.

BY Invest In Perth ON 20/3/17

Local bakers gains national recognition for its commitment to customer service

Award Winners Murray’s Bakers of Perth has become the latest organisation in Scotland to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status.

BY Invest In Perth ON 08/3/17

New Marketing campaign to be launched for assistance with converting or renovating empty properties

The Vacant Property Development project is shortly to be launching a new marketing campaign designed to help owners of long term empty properties

BY Invest In Perth ON 07/3/17

Cultural Quarter

Construction of Phase 1 of the Public Realm Improvement Works in the new Cultural Quarter in Mill Street continues to progress.

BY Invest In Perth ON 07/3/17

Food and Drink Park construction underway

Perth & Kinross Council has announced that construction work for the specialist Food and Drink Park on the outskirts of the city has begun and will be completed during the summer.

BY Invest In Perth ON 03/3/17

Cairngorms Business Partnership – Snow Road Project

The Cairngorms Business Partnership (CBP) have today accepted a funding offer from Scottish Enterprise under the Tourism Destination Development Fund to create a scenic route running through the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

BY Invest In Perth ON 28/2/17

Tay Cities Deal

More than £1.8 billion of planned investment will form the basis of the Tay Cities Deal which could create up to 15,000 jobs for the region.

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