Glasgow for Investments in United Kingdom

 

A growing economic powerhouse boasting a highly qualified workforce, excellent infrastructure and a first-class business environment, Glasgow offers a unique opportunity for potential investors
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest urban economy, is dynamic, stylish and ambitious.  It is the main social and economic centre of a metropolitan region of nearly two million people, and the presence of JP Morgan, Santander, Iberdrola, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Wealth and BNP Paribas testifies to the city’s growing appeal as a top business location. 
The city is receptive to potential investors, who are typically attracted to Glasgow for a variety of reasons:
The city is an economic powerhouse that generates nearly £17 billion gross value added to the UK every year.
Glasgow’s key sectors for economic growth are:  Financial & Business Services; Life Sciences; Low Carbon Industries; Engineering, Manufacturing & Design; Further & Higher Education; and Tourism & Events.
Glasgow will be the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will create and sustain significant business opportunities for the city.  
Talented staff are at the heart of any successful business, and Glasgow has one of the most highly qualified and flexible workforces in Europe.  
The city is host to 12 educational institutions which attract 168,000 students from 135 countries across the globe.
Over 76% of Glasgow’s population has a qualification of NVQ level 1 (Intermediate 1/Standard Grade) or above and 40% has a higher qualification of NVQ level 4 (undergraduate degree/professional qualification) or above.
Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan destinations, a great international city where business, sport and cultural interests flourish.
The city’s excellent air, rail and road infrastructure allows for easy accessibility. 
Glasgow delivers efficient and innovative office developments and world class retail spaces suited to every size and type of business.
The city has one of the most sophisticated and competitive telecommunications operating environments in Europe.
Glasgow has a massive programme of new developments, including:  the International Financial Services District (IFSD), Creative Clyde (Pacific Quay), the International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ), Clyde Gateway, Collegelands and a wide range of state-of-the-art sports facilities underway for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  
fDi Magazine’s ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13’ ranked Glasgow second in its list of ‘Top 10 Large European Cities’ and third as a ‘Top Large European City for FDI Strategy’. 
Top 15 European Financial Centre and ranked 39th globally (Global Financial Centres Index 2012).
Glasgow’s uniqueness to inward investors lies in how it combines a quality business environment with excellent transport infrastructure, aftercare and support that is second to none.  Above all, the city’s main differentiating feature is its people whose warmth, friendliness and can-do attitude resonate time and again with inward investors who know they have made the right choice in coming to Glasgow.  
For solutions on inward investment and relocation support contact:
Anne Murray
Business Relationship Manager
Glasgow City Council
T: +44(0)141 287 7218
E: anne.murray@drs.glasgow.gov.uk
www.glasgowforbusiness.com

A growing economic powerhouse boasting a highly qualified workforce, excellent infrastructure and a first-class business environment, Glasgow offers a unique opportunity for potential investors

 

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest urban economy, is dynamic, stylish and ambitious.  It is the main social and economic centre of a metropolitan region of nearly two million people, and the presence of JP Morgan, Santander, Iberdrola, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Wealth and BNP Paribas testifies to the city’s growing appeal as a top business location. 

 

The city is receptive to potential investors, who are typically attracted to Glasgow for a variety of reasons:

 

The city is an economic powerhouse that generates nearly £17 billion gross value added to the UK every year.

 

Glasgow’s key sectors for economic growth are:  Financial & Business Services; Life Sciences; Low Carbon Industries; Engineering, Manufacturing & Design; Further & Higher Education; and Tourism & Events.

 

Glasgow will be the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will create and sustain significant business opportunities for the city.  

 

Talented staff are at the heart of any successful business, and Glasgow has one of the most highly qualified and flexible workforces in Europe.  

 

The city is host to 12 educational institutions which attract 168,000 students from 135 countries across the globe.

 

Over 76% of Glasgow’s population has a qualification of NVQ level 1 (Intermediate 1/Standard Grade) or above and 40% has a higher qualification of NVQ level 4 (undergraduate degree/professional qualification) or above.

 

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan destinations, a great international city where business, sport and cultural interests flourish.

 

The city’s excellent air, rail and road infrastructure allows for easy accessibility. 

 

Glasgow delivers efficient and innovative office developments and world class retail spaces suited to every size and type of business.

 

The city has one of the most sophisticated and competitive telecommunications operating environments in Europe.

 

Glasgow has a massive programme of new developments, including:  the International Financial Services District (IFSD), Creative Clyde (Pacific Quay), the International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ), Clyde Gateway, Collegelands and a wide range of state-of-the-art sports facilities underway for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  

 

fDi Magazine’s ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13’ ranked Glasgow second in its list of ‘Top 10 Large European Cities’ and third as a ‘Top Large European City for FDI Strategy’. 

 

Top 15 European Financial Centre and ranked 39th globally (Global Financial Centres Index 2012).

 

 

Glasgow’s uniqueness to inward investors lies in how it combines a quality business environment with excellent transport infrastructure, aftercare and support that is second to none.  Above all, the city’s main differentiating feature is its people whose warmth, friendliness and can-do attitude resonate time and again with inward investors who know they have made the right choice in coming to Glasgow.  

 

For solutions on inward investment and relocation support contact:

Anne Murray

Business Relationship Manager

Glasgow City Council

T: +44(0)141 287 7218

E: anne[dot]murray[at]drs[dot]glasgow[dot]gov[dot]uk