BUSINESS IN SCOTLAND

Scots are renowned the world over for their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. Over the centuries they have proved time and time again that they are quick to spot an opportunity and will work harder than most to make things happen.

The business disciplines practiced by our forefathers formed a solid base from which the Scottish businesses of today still operate. Evidence of our success as a nation can be seen in our industrial output.

With a population of just over 5 million, Scotland produces the following for European distribution:

Over 30% of branded PC's
Nearly 80% of work stations
Almost 65% of ATM's
Over 50% of notebook computers

Within the European semiconductor market Scotland holds a 15% share while accounting for over 50% of UK capacity.

Within the financial sector this small country ranks no 4 in international funds under management.

It has a low rate of unemployment - standing at 7.3% and a high GDP - £10,984.

Key Stats

The electronics industry employs 40,500 people directly and a further 29,500 indirectly within the supply infrastructure.

Scotland is home to three of the world's top five computer and office equipment manufacturers. (IBM, Agilent and Compaq)

Scotland has over 170 call centre including 18 outsourcing companies. There are over 28,500 people employed in this sector.

Three of the world's top ten telecommunications equipment manufacturers are based in Scotland. Motorola, Cisco and Lucent

Over 12,000 people are employed in the Scottish telecommunications industry.

It is the fifth largest equity management centre in the European Union

Scotland's oil and gas industry is responsible for the employment of 116,000 people

The Scottish software industry has a turnover of £1.5 billion and employs around 20,000 people.

Education

Scotland has an excellent reputation for the quality of its educational system and consistently turns out students of the highest calibre.

There are thirteen universities in Scotland:

University of Aberdeen
King's College
Aberdeen AB24 3FX


University of Abertay
Dundee DD1 1HG


University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

 
Glasgow Caledonian University
City Campus
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow G4 9BA

The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL


University of Glasgow
1 The Square
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS


Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

University of Paisley
Paisley PA1 2BE

The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill
Aberdeen AB10 1FR

University of St Andrews
79 North Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SX

University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA

University of Strathclyde
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XQ

 


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