North Ayrshire - the place to be
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Just 30 minutes from Glasgow city centre and with easy access to UK and international markets,North Ayrshire is the ideal location to invest in your business.

North Ayrshire, is already home to several world class science, manufacturing and engineering businesses such as GlaxoSmithKline, Ardagh Group, DSM, Sigma Aldrich and Millar Callaghan.

Our Irvine Enterprise Area status provides unique incentives and significant opportunities for relocating businesses, especially those in the life sciences sector, including:

  • Accelerated capital allowances of up to 100% for plant and machinery – all businesses are eligible
  • Business rates relief of up to £55,000 per annum for five years for qualifying companies – life science businesses are eligible
  • Simplified planning policies and procedures
  • Access to superfast broadband – the fastest in Ayrshire – to keep your business connected

Companies looking to relocate to North Ayrshire can also take advantage of North Ayrshire Council’s Inward Investment service. From assistance on statutory regulations to information on sites and premises and help with finance and recruitment, our team are on hand to ensure it couldn’t be easier to choose North Ayrshire as your business location.

It’s not just your business that can benefit from being located in North Ayrshire. Where better to live than overlooking some of Scotland’s best golf courses and the finest cruising waters on the west coast or beside inspiring stretches of sandy beaches or on the beautiful islands of Arran or Cumbrae?  North Ayrshire offers businesses and families a fantastic range of lifestyle options.