North Lanarkshire Council launches website to promote area for business

A new website has been launched by North Lanarkshire Council to promote the region to businesses looking to establish or expand their business in Scotland.

The Invest in North Lanarkshire site highlights the region’s location and transport infrastructure, skilled workforce, access to technology and innovation, and business support.

“North Lanarkshire is the perfect location for any business,” said council leader Jim Logue.

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“We already have 8,355 businesses here with a turnover of £15.9 billion and they will testify to the benefits of this area.

“There has been a 24% increase in the number of businesses in North Lanarkshire over the last ten years, and recently we have welcomed some of the biggest names in the house, including Lidl, Morrisons DPD and BrewDog.

“We have a highly skilled workforce and half the population of Scotland, a significant customer base, is on the doorstep of North Lanarkshire.

“With private and public sector partners, the council is investing in key projects such as the regeneration of the Ravenscraig site, Europe’s largest brownfield site, a transport interchange at Motherwell station, the continued expansion of ‘Eurocentral and a key road link between the M74 to the south and the M8 at Cumbernauld.

“The council and Business Gateway Lanarkshire also offer strong support to the business community with funding, training, help finding accommodation and skills development.

“So our message is clear – North Lanarkshire is the place to invest for a positive and prosperous future.”

Over the past year, foreign investment has continued to strengthen the area with multi-million pound developments in place or underway.

These include a £10 million state-of-the-art sales and service center for fleet solutions provider Scania GB on 7.8 acres of land at Eurocentral which opened in November 2021; the establishment of EnteroBiotix, a biopharmaceutical company developing microbial therapies on a 20,000 square foot site in Strathclyde Business Park in October last year and the German life sciences company Satorious which set up a base of 8,500 square feet to Maxim on a 15-year lease term.

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