A new website designed to promote Stirling as a key location for business and investment has launched today.
Created by the economic development team at Stirling Council in collaboration with Vizibility Design and local business support partners, www.investinstirling.com highlights Stirling’s attractiveness as a business location and promotes the area’s opportunities to a global audience.
In the past 12 months, national studies have named Stirling both the ‘best place to start a business in Scotland’ and ‘Scotland’s most affordable city and Stirling is building on its existing credentials by delivering an ambitious £200m+ City Development Framework. Comprising seven key projects designed to deliver significant growth in tourism, leisure, jobs and business investment our City Development Framework will position Stirling as an economic and cultural powerhouse – it is an exciting time for Stirling.
Carol Beattie – Senior Manager for Economic Development at Stirling Council – explained:
“Our strategic location in the heart of Scotland delivers unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost. With direct access to international markets, Stirling is a place for growth, through a culture of world class innovation in aquaculture, big data, financial technologies, sport, digital health, dairy and construction; inspired by our pioneering companies, progressive University and talented workforce.
“Set in a unique historic environment at the heart of Scotland, Stirling offers an exceptional quality of life in Scotland’s most affordable city. All of these factors make Stirling a highly attractive location for business and investment and this new website is one of the ways in which we will promote this to the widest possible audience.”
Scott Dickson – Managing Director of Vizibility Design, the company which created the Invest in Stirling website – said: “Having been in Stirling for over 16 years we are well aware of the benefits the area offers to business and we are delighted to be able to help bring this message to potential new businesses.”
Tim Gatland, General Manager of Dovetail Games based in Stirling, said: “Stirling is a great location for Dovetail Games. With convenient access to central Scotland, we can draw on a huge range of talent, from both individuals and other businesses, to help accelerate our growth. Helping attract other new high tech businesses to invest in Stirling is very advantageous as this can provide new opportunities through networking and partnerships with those businesses.”
Ross Tuffee, Managing Director of Dogfi.sh Mobile based in Stirling, said: “Stirling is a prime business location in terms of location and pool of skilled graduates from the local University. It is a city with a rich historical past and with the city’s plan to build a global digital hub here, a potentially dynamic future!”