Like 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 location in Moray offers a unique package to appeal to businesses large or small, and from all sectors, as well as individuals looking for a happy work-life balance. We want to give you a flavour of what it’s got so here are five good reasons to consider the area for you or your business.
Location, Location Location…
For businesses Keith boasts a higher share of employment in skilled trades, process, plant and machine operative, and elementary occupations when compared to the rest of Scotland, as well as being able to access the rest of the North East labour market due to being located halfway between Aberdeen and Inverness.
There’s oil in the hills
Keith’s location is also an ideal base for workers to access a wide range of jobs locally or further afield. Many oil workers choose to base themselves in and around Keith for a better life while still being able to access Aberdeen and the oil industry with ease.
Make Keith work for you
Statistics show that there is a strong work ethic in the Keith and Strathisla area with the population of Keith’s 16-74 year olds more economically active that the rest of Scotland as well as having a higher share of employment in manufacturing, construction, and wholesale and retail compared to the rest of Scotland (Source – HIE Location Profile Keith, May 2014). This is obviously ideal for businesses looking for hard working employees as well as for individuals who are looking to be part of a thriving work community.
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.
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)