Access to a highly skilled and flexible workforce
Stirling is located in the heart of Scotland’s central belt and provides one of the best placed locations for those looking to prosper in the financial services sector. It particularly offers a superbly connected and cost competitive location for customer contact and shared service centres.
Access to a highly skilled and flexible workforce, outstanding connectivity and lower costs ensure Stirling offers a real opportunity for efficient and profitable operations.
This is testified to by the presence in Stirling of Capita’s award-winning contact centre, which is the largest of its kind in the UK, and HSBC’s shared service centre.
Stirling's Financial Services Sector
Stirling is a city with a strong pedigree in financial services. There are currently 335 businesses operating in the sector accounting for 8% of the total employment in the area, which is the second highest percentage in Scotland. Major players in the area are Capita, The Prudential, which has a large and well established base in Stirling, and US firm International Financial Data Services (IFDS).
From Stirling, Capita’s contact centre handles over 1 million inbound calls and more than 2 million customer transactions every year and Prudential delivers several business areas including operations, retail life, pensions and shared services. IFDS employ 500 people at Castle Business Park and recently announced the creation of a further 100 jobs.