The Businesses

There’s big business in Moray. From food and drink, including the world famous Malt Whisky Trail, a tourism sector full of potential, an emerging hot spot for research and development in life sciences and digital healthcare, as well as engineering businesses to support the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

In 2016-17, 132 new businesses started in Moray as a result of Business Gateway, creating 236 jobs. 31% of Moray employment is in growth sectors, higher than in Scotland (28%), particularly food and drink. The top employing sector in Moray is production (18%), largely in the food and drink sector, well above Scotland (10%) and Great Britain (9%).

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Moray Business Week 2017

Moray Business Week 2017 was a great success! The week of events delivered knowledge and skills to grow business to more than 450 delegates, covering everything from virtual reality technology to public sector contracts. Highlights of the week included the Moray Speyside Tourism Conference where North East 250 was launched. The conference was featured on STV News and BBC Radio Scotland. The week concluded with the Moray Chamber of Commerce tourism awards where the organisers of the Colours of Cluny were commended with the Community Tourism award. If you were unable to attend the events throughout Moray Business Week, here are some inspiring case studies from local businesses that are going from strength to strength thanks to the business support available in Moray.

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