This is a fantastic place to locate your business.
Connectivity and flexibility
With unrivalled air, sea and land connectivity, Renfrewshire is home to Glasgow Airport from which 30 airlines fly nearly 9million people to and from more than 130 destinations.
Paisley is connected directly to Scotland’s motorway network and is only 12 minutes from Glasgow city centre.
Paisley Gilmour Street is Scotland’s fourth busiest rail station and sees over 4million passengers pass through each year.
Economy and workforce
Paisley lies immediately west of Glasgow and is home to over 4,500 businesses from start-ups to internationally recognised brands.
Employment sectors include manufacturing, retail, transport and health/social work.
Our economy is growing:
- £2.9billion GVA
- 37 new business start-ups (13% of start-ups as a % of total businesses)
- 64.6% of population are of working age (16-24)
Our workforce is well skilled and enterprising. Paisley is a university town, with the University of the West of Scotland offering businesses research potential and a source of graduate employees. West College Scotland offers vocational training to support workforce development and economic growth in the area.
Industry and innovation
Home to both innovative high growth start-ups and international companies, there is a broad range of properties, sites and developments on offer for businesses on the move.
For generations, Renfrewshire has enjoyed a successful dialogue with the world, based on industry, innovation and a legacy in the design and production of global textiles.
New businesses can choose to lease or buy fully flexible buildings of various sizes in both town centre and out of town locations. Many sites are ready to adapt to the needs of incoming businesses.