Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency has highlighted a number of international businesses in West Lothian in a speech on the importance of Inward Investment and Exporting companies in Parliament.
Fiona spoke about Mitsubishi Electrics with their £15m investment announcement, Q2 Solutions whose European Life Sciences Lab operate from Livingston, Shin – Etsu whose European semiconductor company is also based in Livingston and exporters Calnex Solutions in Linlithgow whose test instrumentation for network synchronization has secured orders from over 600 customer sites in 68 countries across the world.
“Some of the most successful inward investment and export businesses in Scotland are in my own area of West Lothian including Mitsubishi Electrics, Shin-Etsu, Q2 Solutions and Calnex Solutions which I visited recently.
“Businesses like these choose West Lothian because of the strong skill base of the workforce here. Indeed, Ernst and Young’s announced this summer that Foreign Direct Investment projects in Scotland increased by 14% in 2021, with four years of continuous growth and the highest share of UK projects in the past decade, making Scotland the most attractive place for digital investment after London.
“Scotland’s reputation for attracting inward investment in particular shows our country has got what it takes to be successful in key growth areas of dynamic International Trade in life sciences, digital and renewables.”