World-class businesses, unrivalled transport links, transformational infrastructure investment … now is the time to choose Paisley and Renfrewshire.

With excellent connectivity, a growing economy and the emerging Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland near Glasgow Airport, there are many reasons to locate your business here.


Home to Glasgow International Airport and only 12 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, Renfrewshire contributes to £2.9billion GVA to the Scottish economy annually with more than 4,000 businesses choosing to base their business here.

With a population of more than 175,000 and access to an active workforce of more than 90,000 people you would be joining a number of high growth start ups and international companies.

Key growth sectors include:

  • Engineering, design and manufacturing
  • Creative industries
  • Tourism and events
  • Logistics
  • Financial and business services
  • Aviation services

Growing economy

With a total investment of £274million through the Glasgow City Region City Deal, Renfrewshire will benefit from three infrastructure projects; the Glasgow Airport Investment Area, Clyde Waterfront-Renfrew Riverside and Airport Access Project.

Support and advice

Companies relocating to Renfrewshire will be offered businesses advice and support through Invest in Renfrewshire business growth and employability programme, together with Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise.

Find the right location for you

Developing a world-class location for manufacturing

The help and support you need

Investing here

W H Malcolm has been operating in the Paisley area for over 90 years and, in that time, we have grown from literally a horse-and-cart business to one with an annual turnover over £200million.

Andrew B Malcolm
Malcolm Group

Diageo has been operating as a business in Renfrewshire for 39 years and has grown to become the largest Scotch whisky bottling plant globally.

Gavin Brogan
Site Director

It was Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 which really helped open my eyes to what was on my own doorstep and led to me relocating my studio.

Jane Hunter
Textile artist

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