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6 reasons to invest in Inverclyde

Enjoy An Ideal Location

Be at the heart of business and leisure - Inverclyde provides fantastic transport links to Glasgow city centre, Glasgow International Airport and Greenock Ocean Terminal. Greenock has been voted by HBOS Glasgow's 'most affordable commuter town'. We're also the gateway to the wonderful natural beauty of Argyll and The Trossachs.

Save On Property Costs

Office and industrial space is available to lease in Inverclyde from only £4-15 per sq ft - a 60% saving on your average city centre prices! Business rates, too, are just a quarter of city centre rates. This means substantial operational savings that you can reinvest straight back into your business.

Access A Skilled Workforce

Inverclyde is a renowned recruitment hub, with direct access right across west and central Scotland to a talented workforce with a wealth and variety of skills. Being based in Inverclyde means you can meet all of your recruitment needs, from sourcing new staff and senior managers to accessing modern apprenticeship opportunities, all of which ri can support you with.

Make Yourself At Home

Inverclyde boasts one of the most modern, high-quality and affordable housing stocks in the whole of the UK. Whatever your needs, we can provide a range of home options thanks to our ongoing programme of new residential and social housing developments right across Inverclyde.

Enjoy the Best Education

You, your family and your business can all benefit from Inverclyde Council's £270 million investment to develop outstanding educational facilities for future generations. Inverclyde also offers Further and Higher Education opportunities at Greenock's West College Scotland campus and nearby University of the West of Scotland.

Mix Business and Pleasure

Inverclyde attracts more than 575,000 visitors every year - 100,000+ from cruise liners. As well as enjoying spectacular scenery, superb sporting and leisure facilities and a variety of fun family events throughout the year, visitors and residents can experience boats first-hand, thanks to the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea and Scotland's Boat Show.

Well connected

Thanks to major investment in transport links, Inverclyde offers outstanding connectivity for your employees and customers - boosting economic prosperity and employment. You'll have to go some way to find a better connected area than Inverclyde!

By car

Glasgow city centre can be reached in just 30 minutes by car from Inverclyde. The £445 million completion of the M74 upgrade, meanwhile, will allow quicker access to Edinburgh, Carlisle and other major towns and cities.

By air

A 20-minute drive to Glasgow Airport means easy access to international air routes and 60 daily flights to London. Edinburgh and Prestwick airports can be reached in little over an hour, giving access to more than 130 UK and international destinations.

By bus

Hassle-free commuting and city hopping is easy as Inverclyde is accessible by a number of national bus routes. These form reliable transport links that reach all across Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

By train

With 14 stations and a well-serviced rail network that's benefitted from recent investment, such as the £5.85 million upgrade of Gourock railway station and the refurbishment of the Edwardian Wemyss Bay station, you're on the right track.

By bicycle

Inverclyde is part of the national cycle network, which means two-wheeled freedom to enjoy miles of picturesque and safe cycle paths. The beautiful coast-to-coast Route 75 connects Portavadie with Edinburgh via the ferry to Gourock.

By sea

Greenock Ocean Terminal attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually through a network of cruise liners. The terminal is well serviced to support exporting and importing opportunities for your business, with direct daily feeder services to Europe.

Useful websites

Visit the websites below to find out more about the support available to you for Cartsburn as well as the exciting opportunities around living and working in Inverclyde

Riverside Inverclyde
Cushman and Wakefield
Inverclyde Council
Skills Development Scotland
West College Scotland
Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
University West of Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Development International