As the third most populated city in Scotland, with a vibrant culture and strong economy, it’s hardly surprising that an increased number of companies are considering a relocation to Aberdeen. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’ due to its proximity to the North Sea and excellent shipping facilities, Aberdeen Relocation would place a company amongst a particularly strong business cluster and companies working within the oil and gas industry, or in a related sector, will experience a wealth of opportunities by relocating to Aberdeen.
Ever since the North Sea has been recognised as a viable oil source, Aberdeen has remained at the forefront of the UK economy, with a major sea port and one of the world’s busiest commercial heliports attracting oil and gas companies worldwide. In 2012 a leading bank listed Aberdeen as the only Scottish city to be included in the UK’s eight ‘super cities’ in terms of economic strength. Whilst businesses operating within the oil and gas industry, such as the Abbot Group and KCA DEUTAG, tend to dominate Aberdeen’s economy, companies working within different sectors have also found Aberdeen to be a suitable working environment that allows for business development. The international transport company, FirstGroup, have used Aberdeen as their headquarters since their formation in 1995 and since then have grown into an international business covering parts of Europe and North America with a net income of over £200 million.
Aberdeen has a tremendous amount of choice when it comes to schooling and the area attracts a large number of young families because of the exceptional facilities available. From well-regarded independent schools such as St Margaret’s and Albyn School to incredibly reputable state schools including Cults Academy, which consistently ranks amongst the best schools in Scotland, and Aberdeen Grammar, the selective school responsible for such alumni as Lord Byron. Whilst Aberdeen may seem reasonably inaccessible tucked away in the north of Scotland, the city does enjoy good transport facilities to compensate, including a train station that provides regular connections to Edinburgh and Glasgow and an overnight sleeper train to London, as well as its own international airport.
Staff relocating to Aberdeen will enjoy being located in a city that in 2012 was voted the happiest place to live in Scotland and has won the Britain in Bloom competition more than any other UK city. Whether employees would be better suited to a rural village, distanced from the busy centre, placed in a spacious suburb or situated directly in the midst of the city, Aberdeen has the ability to accommodate. The West End is an incredibly desirable area, reasonably central but still with a level of space not found in most large cities. Rosemount and Ferryhill both attract a large number of families moving into the city due to their secluded ambience whilst still providing easy access to the city centre, further afield, villages such as Dyce and Cults offer traditional village living for those looking for a more tranquil environment.
Aberdeen’s strong commercial reputation and excellent business facilities continue to attract businesses from around the world. To assist companies and their staff when relocating to Aberdeen, Garrington Relocation’s expert team provide objective assistance throughout the whole process to help guide companies in the right direction. As relocating businesses will invariably have specific needs, Garrington Relocation offers a large selection of services and can create personalised packages so suit different requirements. The following services are regularly included in our Aberdeen relocation packages:
In cases in which companies have more challenging search requirements, Garrington are able to accommodate specific needs by offering the following services:
Understanding the value of exceptional customer service, Garrington Relocation are dedicated to exceeding expectations and ensuring that all clients receive the most appropriate relocation services and that relocating employees are familiarised and greeted into their new way of life.
Contact Garrington Relocation for more information about how we can help your business and its staff relocate to Aberdeen.