Invest… in Keith

inkeith-investLike the whiskies that have made the area famous, Keith and Strathisla offers a rich and special blend to appeal to many different tastes.

We think that our corner of Moray offers a unique package to appeal to businesses large or small, and from all sectors.

We want to give you a flavour of what it’s got so here are six good reasons to consider the area for a business start-up or relocation.

Location, Location, Location

Invest in Keith

Invest in Keith

Keith has a wide catchment area for tapping into the North-east labour market, stretching as far east as Fraserburgh and Aberdeen; as far south as Tomintoul and Aboyne and westwards to Carrbridge, Croy and Auldearn.

Make Keith work for you

Keeping up apearancesStatistics show there is a strong work ethic in the Keith and Strathisla area with a greater proportion of the population in work than for Scotland as a whole.

There are 251,276 people of working age within an hour’s drive of the area. (Source – HIE Location Profile Keith, December 2011)

Qualified to boast about training

Keith’s labour market has more people with NVQ skills or above than Scotland as a whole and fewer people with no qualifications.

Glen Keith Technical Centre Employee

Glen Keith Technical Centre Employee

Life’s what you make it

Keith contains all the facilities you’d expect from a town of its size and has excellent walks and cycle ways linking the town with the countryside. It’s earned itself the reputation of being ‘The Friendly Town’ and the area really does strike the perfect balance between an urban lifestyle and country living.

All change

Commuter gridlock and traffic chaos adds pressure on employees  – and that’s just getting to and from work. Swap that for a stress free-commute to Keith, remembering that as well as car, there are good bus and rail links.

Opting for a Keith base is good for the finances too, with rental space at industrial/business units (manufacturing – £6 per sq ft, office – £9-10 per sq ft) costing just a fraction of the fees charged in neighbouring areas (eg, Aberdeen, office – £31.50 per sq ft)

There’s oil in the hills

The proximity of the offshore industry is important to Keith and is the most important private sector employer.

To enquire about setting up your business in Keith, contact