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Perth: The Place to Grow Your Food & Drink Business in Scotland.

Significant investment into food and drink over the past decade has secured Perth's position at the forefront of today's exciting sector developments. The area is now an attractive base for innovative, forward-thinking food and drink businesses and the industry boasts substantial commitment from the local authority's Invest in Perth team.

With previous plans for growth now coming to fruition, there are currently more than 1000 food and drink businesses, thriving and growing in the 2000 sq mi of Perth and its wider region. Jointly generating an impressive PS750m per annum, the strategy has now entered its next stage with the purposebuilt, PS7.6m Perth Food and Drink Park development.

Having fully exploited the favourable land and commercial rates available in Perth, the development offers unrivalled value. Bringing together cost-effective production facilities, with a highly desirable, strategic location on the edge of the city, Perth Food & Drink Park delivers investment opportunities at a fraction of the cost of its larger Scottish counterparts.

This winning combination has resulted in an extremely competitive opportunity, which is open to businesses from the wider UK and global marketplace.

An initial development of five food and drink manufacturing units has been completed and currently houses various businesses including production and distribution for a new Indian ready meal brand, refrigerated and ambient transportation, and a chocolate drink company driven to succeed at a UK wide level. In addition SAC Consulting Perth, a division of Scotland's Rural College, sits in close proximity and contributes to the knowledge base of food-based agricultural businesses in the area.

Remaining plots, each with planning permission for industrial and commercial developments, are now available to businesses interested in growing in line with Perth's aspirational vision for this sector.

Purpose built, high-spec, food standard units These modern, purpose-built units each benefit from an impressive specification allowing food and drink companies to simply move in, and start production. Approved by the local authority's Environmental Health Department, they are guaranteed as food standard ready and come with wipe down walls and ceilings, poly-resin floor coverings and mezzanine storage areas.

Running costs and environmental governance have also been carefully considered, and all units are EPC rating Excellent A+, come triple glazed as standard and have insulated wall and roof panels. Electricity is provided via the onsite Solar Array and roof-mounted solar panels.

Flexible, serviced plots for development Ranging in size from 1 acre to 10 acres, the Invest in Perth team is looking for ambitious food and drink partners who are serious about scaling their business. Their approach to potential partners is flexible and open, with support offered to progress plans and ideas that may be suitable for this development.

Services to plots include medium pressure gas, HV electricity, superfast broadband, and telecoms. In addition the park benefits from a new photovoltaic solar array generating up to 125kw of renewable energy.

Doing Business In Perth The Invest in Perth team is focused on ensuring businesses in Perth and the wider region achieve their full potential, and realise their ambitions for growth. This is your first point of contact for future investment and relocation. Favourable consideration will be given to notes of interest from both existing and start-up businesses in manufacturing, distilling, supply chain efficiencies, food innovation and logistics. In particular, the team are ready to push forward ideas that will support high-value, long-term and skilled employment for the area's growing population.

Advantages of Perth Food & Drink Park Commitment from Invest in Perth to support your business plans Multiple, serviced plots with a footprint flexible to your needs Purpose built, high-spec, food standard units, in ready-to-move in condition An existing hub of established food & drink businesses and industry peers on your doorstep Well-connected location on the A9 trunk road, with excellent road and rail links One hour drive from Scotland's major airports, two miles from Perth's commercial harbour Tenants will benefit from low cost renewable electricity, sourced from our onsite solar farm
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Insider Monthly
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 5, 2019
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