10 Reasons to Invest in Perth
1. Our Strategic Location
The beautiful and historic City of Perth perched picturesquely on the banks of the river Tay offers immediate access to some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. This area’s strategic location ensures that businesses here enjoy all of Scotland’s key attributes, without having to pay the higher land and property prices faced in the major cities – which makes Perth a highly attractive option whether locating, relocating or investing.
2. Quality of Life
The Perth City Region offers an exceptional quality of life to business owners and their workforce. A rich history and heritage, thriving arts and cultural scene, a vibrant evening economy centered on some of the best restaurants in Scotland and with immediate access to one of the finest natural environments in Europe ensures that Perth is an exciting and welcoming place to live and work.
3. A Rapidly Growing Population
Perth’s population is forecast to grow by approximately 24% by 2030.
4. A Quality Workforce
Calls on the talents of large, rapidly growing pool of highly experienced workers. Perth college (UHI) is one of the foremost educational establishments in the country and leaders in a number of fields including aviation engineering, hospitality and outdoor and adventure sports.
5. Exceptional Transport Links
The city’s stunning location on the River Tay and its strategic position at the very heart of Scotland’s road, rail and air transport networks offers a superb location for business, tourism and relocation
6. Access to World Class Talent
Perth College UHI constitutes the largest single campus of the University of Highlands & Islands, which offers qualifications all the way up to Masters level. The city’s exceptional transport links mean that seven of the UK’s top 50 universities are accessible in under an hour’s drive.
7. Infrastructure Investment
Over £140m of investment in transport infrastructure is planned. The new A85 link road and cross Tay bridge will facilitate greater access to Eastern Perthshire and the North East of Scotland, reducing travel time, costs and enabling a more environmentally friendly city
8. Over £500m worth of investment opportunitiesFind out more
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.
9. Proven Track Record
Perth has the expertise to support growth of world class businesses. The region is home to renowned brands who have their headquarters in Perth such as SSE, Aviva, Stagecoach, Highland Spring to name but a few.
10. Investor Support Service and Fast Track Planning
Strategically positioned at the heart of Scotland, and at the hub of the country’s transport network, Perth provides the ideal strategic base for companies across all sectors.
Locating in Perth ensures you have easy access to markets, talent and Scotland’s world class academic institutions without having to pay the higher land and property values of the larger cities.