Scottish Development International


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At Scottish Development International (SDI) we’re all about discovery: helping ambitious businesses like yours discover an exciting new chapter in Scotland. We’re here to help you discover new business opportunities, markets, ventures and people. 

And, most importantly, a pathway to success. 

How about discovering more about your business you never dreamed possible?

From tech to fintech to chemical science and digital technology, we’ve helped over 5135 inward investors to realise their ambitions in Scotland. 

We’ll connect you with the right people. In the right place. And at the right time. 

Why choose Scotland?

    We’ve attracted the most foreign direct investment in the UK after London for six years in a row 

    Global firms like Amazon, Blackrock, HERO BPO, Intelenet, Mitsubishi, SKNL and United Spirits have chosen to set up in Scotland's growing fintech sector, with Edinburgh rated as a top five global fintech centre (

    Scotland, especially Edinburgh, has been named as the best European place to start a tech business (European Business Magazine)

    With office costs up to 40% lower than London, Scotland is a low-cost, complementary location to the UK capital

We can help you to:

    Find the right location here 

    Finance capital investment, innovation and research and development

    Identify the skills and talent you need

    Train and develop staff

    Improve manufacturing and energy efficiency 

    Develop leadership skills

And we’ll provide long-term support to help your business settle, expand and thrive. 

Discover Scotland. Discover SDI. We’re here and now.

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