WASHINGTON EXCHANGE -
GLASGOW - A GREAT PLACE FOR
GLOBAL TALENT, TECHNOLOGY
AND SKILLS

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and a great place to live and work. Its half hour drive population catchment area of well over 1 million people, supports a vibrant retail and central business district. In addition to a massive expansion in the retail and leisure offering, the city has seen major growth in its office stock through phases of development in the traditional core and the new corporate buildings in the Broomielaw area down to the River Clyde.

Offering a fantastic quality of life and a friendly culture, the city has a wide range of Scottish and international service sector and financial services companies. Glasgow’s central business district continues to evolve as the economy broadens, whilst the city also continues to attract major commercial property development investment typified by the two major speculative office schemes at 110 Queen Street and One West Regent Street.

The city has boosted its profile and targeted a wide range of financial services occupiers over the last ten years through the now well established International Financial Services District (IFSD). Many major inward investing companies have moved in and then grown their operations attracted by the availability of a skilled and loyal labour pool further boosted by a strong supply of graduates from the city’s world renowned universities.

“Glasgow is home to the University of Strathclyde, the Times Higher UK University of Year.

Strathclyde is a leading, international technological university that attracts students from 100 countries, has a global community of over 150,000 graduates and attracts £42.5m in annual research income. Strathclyde has extensive research, innovation and skills collaborations with global, leading-edge technology, energy and engineering companies: JP Morgan, Weir Group, Rolls Royce, Boeing, GSK, Astra Zenica, Scottish Power/Iberdrola, SSE, Babcock, BP, Wood Group to name but a few.

At Strathclyde we are investing over £350m to transform our campus, teaching and research infrastructure to meet our aspirations to grow and service the opportunities presented by Glasgow and the global market. Come join us in Glasgow - a great place to invest.”
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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