US firms invest £6.3m in Scots data and life sciences sectors

Spiritus Partners, ION Geophysical Corporation, and PPS UK are to create and safeguard more than 40 jobs 

Three American firms are set to invest £6.3 million in Scotland, the First Minister has revealed today (Monday, 3 April).
The investment from Spiritus Partners Limited, ION Geophysical Corporation, and PPS UK will create or safeguard 44 jobs in the data analytics and life sciences sectors.
All three have been supported by Scottish Enterprise through grants totalling more than £1.5 million.
The First Minister, who is currently in the United States (US), said: “The US is Scotland’s biggest source of inward investment and, in the wake of Article 50 being triggered and the risk of a hard Brexit, it is vital we continue to build on the success of our current business relationship with the US.
“Scotland remains open for business and I’m delighted these companies have chosen to expand here and it further demonstrates our position as a prime location for inward investment.”
Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, said: “Spiritus Partners Limited, ION Geophysical Corporation and PPS UK are all fantastic examples of US companies recognising the benefits of Scotland’s top talent and effective business environment.
“We are very pleased to have been able to support all three growth companies to get to this stage and wish them every success in achieving their future ambitions.”