As well as being a fantastic business location, Glasgow is a
great city to live in. It is a stylish, cosmopolitan centre packed
with an abundance of features and attractions that make it a top
European city. Each year, the list of accolades for Glasgow
National Geographic Traveller magazine called it "the UK's
Coolest City", a testament to the style evident in Glasgow's
shopping and café culture, art galleries and museums, its bars and
restaurants, nightlife and entertainment, its buildings and, above
all, its people.
Catering for Every Taste
If you choose Glasgow for your corporate relocation you will not
Visitors to Glasgow never fail to be impressed by their retail
experience. For years, Experian's annual retail vitality index has
confirmed Glasgow as offering the best shopping in the UK outside
London's West End.
Across the city centre, attractive malls sit alongside designer
boutiques and specialist retailers.
From gourmet style restaurants to cafes, bars and traditional
pubs, Glasgow caters for the widest range of tastes and
For arts and culture, the city offers an equally eclectic mix.
It is home to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera
and Scottish Ballet. Major pop and rock acts play at the Scottish
Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and
many other atmospheric venues.
Glasgow is also home to the International Comedy Festival,
Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Celtic Connections and many
World Renowned Galleries
The city's art galleries and museums rank on a worldwide scale.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum attracted an incredible 1.8
million visitors in the first six months after it was reopened by
HM The Queen in 2006, following extensive refurbishment.
The Burrell Collection in Pollok Park is an architectural
masterpiece that houses the intriguing lifetime collection of one
of Glasgow's greatest philanthropists, shipping magnate, Sir
The Gallery of Modern Art, House for an Art Lover and the
People's Palace are other outstanding examples in the city's
complement of over 20 galleries and museums.
The River Clyde offers a number of leisure attractions - the
Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, the Glasgow Science Centre and an
iconic Riverside Museum development which will open in 2011 all sit
along the waterfront.
Glasgow is the birthplace of world renowned Charles Rennie
Mackintosh, one of the most celebrated architects of his
generation. Mackintosh took his inspiration from our Scottish
traditions and blended them with the flourish of Art Nouveau and
the simplicity of Japanese forms. Much of his work has survived and
can be seen today at numerous locations across the city.
The Great Outdoors
Glasgow is known affectionately as the 'dear green place', a
sobriquet earned through its 70 parks, more green space per square
mile than any other UK city.
Whether you hanker after peace and tranquillity, or you are an
outdoor sports enthusiast, neither is far away for Glaswegians.
Loch Lomond, the gateway to the Highlands and Scotland's first
national park, is only 45 minutes drive from the city centre.
The great golf courses of Turnberry,Troon, Gleneagles and Loch
Lomond, home of the Scottish Open, are all within one hour's drive
from Glasgow and sailing enthusiasts will love the proximity of Kip
Marina at Gourock, only 40 minutes from the city centre.
Glasgow's pre-eminence in the field of sport was recognised when
it was selected to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. And,
it is home to two of the world's best
known football teams, the Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers as well
as Hampden, Scotland's National Stadium for important football
matches which also hosts a range of other sporting and cultural
Living in Glasgow
Anyone looking for a home in Glasgow is spoilt for choice. From
trendy waterfront apartments on the River Clyde, just along from
the IFSD, to generously proportioned Victorian flats and town
houses in Glasgow's west end. From loft apartments in the Merchant
City, to substantial family villas in a range of outstanding high
quality suburbs with excellent commuter links, Glasgow has it all.
Also on offer is a range of commercial property from new build office
developments to top quality refurbished office space, Glasgow
is the perfect city to locate your business.
For a quality of life that is difficult to beat, Glasgow is a
If you have any queries or would like more information on the
range of support available to financial services companies in
Glasgow, then contact Colette McBride of Scottish Enterprise on
0141 842 3565 or at email@example.com
Scotland with Style
Glasgow: Scotland with Style is an innovative campaign to
position Glasgow as a cosmopolitan, European city, as well as a
modern, dynamic location for inward investment and tourism.
This strategic brand capitalises on an advantage that no other city
can claim - Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style
movement of the early 1900s.
THEY SAID IT …
"As an Englishman who has worked in London, Edinburgh and
overseas, I would say that Glasgow is a fabulous city to live and
work in. The city is really cosmopolitan - it offers all manner of
entertainment and boasts the best shopping outside London, as well
as very quick access to the countryside.
Jonathan Polin, Sales and Marketing Director
"The time has come for Lonely Planet to let one of its worst
kept secrets out: Glasgow's got everything. When we put
together "Best in Travel 2009" we were looking for the best places
to go and things to do in the world right now. We're
delighted to highlight such a fun, stylish city".
Tom Hall, Lonely Planet Travel Editor
"It was a pleasure to come and work in a city that isn't a
carbon copy of everywhere else; Glasgow has real character."
Ashley Page,Artistic Director, Scottish
"Visitors to the city have a culinary feast in store! Glasgow is
now the envy of many European cities for its amazing and
eclectic restaurants and café scene."
Alan Tomkins, Glasgow Restaurateurs