45 mins to Aberdeen
Quality of Life
Angus has some of the most flexible and competitive development land in Scotland. Plots are available to meet the needs of new enterprises, expanding Angus businesses, and inward investment companies.
Zero Four Business Park, Montrose
Zero Four is a purpose built innovation park which will offer high quality, flexible space with innovative, energy efficient design. The aim of this site is to become a national hub to support the development of clean enterprise with a particular focus on the blue (marine -based) and green economies.
Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar
Orchardbank has potential for a variety of commercial uses. Located in a prime position next to the A90 dual carriageway, it offers easy road access to Aberdeen and central Scotland.
Brechin Business Park, Brechin
Brechin is a popular location in North Angus near the Aberdeen energy sector. It offers access to road and rail transport links, as well as seaport services in nearby Montrose.
Brent Avenue/Forties Road, Montrose
The town is the chosen location for such multinational companies as GSK and Baker Hughes. Montrose offers a harbour and deep-water port facility with access to international markets. The harbour is also the home to Inch Capes and Seagreen operations and maintenance bases for wind clusters off the Angus shore.
Why you should invest in Angus
Business survival rates are higher in Angus than for the rest of Scotland. Here are some reasons why:
Cost-effective property solutions
Prime industrial land is available at a significantly lower cost than neighbouring Aberdeen and Dundee. Business survival rates are higher in Angus than for the rest of Scotland.
Angus is the home of Offshore Wind production in Scotland
There are significant Offshore Wind developments North East of Angus’s coast. Montrose is already the home of Inch Capes and Seagreen’s operations and maintenance bases.
Proximity to the Aberdeen energy sector
Angus is less than an hour by car or rail to Aberdeen City. It is home to large oil and energy sector businesses like Baker Hughes.
Businesses in the energy sector also enjoy the added benefit of port access at Montrose and access to a skilled workforce.
Strong manufacturing sector
The Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (EAM) sector is a significant part of the Angus economy. Growth in this area exceeds that of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This sector in Angus is more productive than the Scottish industry as a whole.
Businesses in Angus have access to a qualified and experienced workforce. Almost 9% more school leavers in Angus go into further education than the Scottish average. Nearly three-quarters of school leavers in Angus go into Higher Education, Further Education, or other training.
Education or other training
There are five universities located within easy travelling distance of Angus:
- The University of Dundee
- Abertay University
- The University of St Andrews
- The University of Aberdeen
- Robert Gordon University
Arbroath-based Dundee & Angus College has four satellite learning centres in surrounding towns. It is one of the most highly respected education colleges in Scotland.
We can provide tailored recruitment drives for local and inward investment businesses.
Grants and loan funds are available to support Angus businesses and inward investors looking to relocate. We work alongside support agencies and funding partners to help new and existing businesses of all sizes.
A range of business advice and support is available. For example:
- 1-to-1 sessions with experienced business counsellors
- business support initiatives like the Supplier Development Programme
Quality of life
The quality of life that Angus offers is a contributing factor for businesses who choose to invest here. Angus offers green spaces, affordable living, and leisure activities, as well as stunning scenery and championship golf courses.
People enjoy living in Angus with its strong sense of community, low crime rates, high standards of education, and lower cost of housing.