Doing business in Glasgow

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Glasgow is famous for its shipbuilding heritage, although financial services have grown within the city and the economy is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Engineering still plays an important part, as does the newer life sciences industry, and the majority of whisky produced in the country is bottled in Glasgow, despite being produced elsewhere. Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find all you need to know about Glasgow below, from getting around to booking meeting venues and places to unwind when the day’s work is done.

Transport from Glasgow Airport

Once you’ve landed at Glasgow airport after your Flybe flight, reaching the city is easy given its close distance and excellent public transport links. The airport is just 10 miles from the city centre, with regular train and bus journeys running to the terminal. Several taxi operators also run directly to the city from the airport. For all the information you require on how to get to Glasgow from the airport, see our Glasgow Airport arrivals page, and for the return journey, check out our Getting to Glasgow Airport page.

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Visiting Glasgow

For ideas on where to eat, drink, relax and stay, see our Visiting Glasgow page for a head-start on where to go. Even if your visit to the city is fleeting, plan ahead and you’ll be sure to make the most of your time away.

Conference and meeting venues

If your visit to Glasgow is business-related and you need to arrange a meeting room or conference venue, the city has a great range of options, with a space and price that’s just right for you.

Flybe recommends…

Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport

Situated within the boundaries of Glasgow airport, the Holiday Inn is a short walk from the terminal and offers meeting and conference rooms for all business occasions.

  • Meeting organiser
  • Secretarial assistance
  • Video conferencing
  • Whiteboards & equipment
  • Catering to suit
  • WiFi
  • Fits up to 300 delegates
  • Choice of rooms & spaces

The Normandy Hotel
Meeting rooms and conference suites close to airport, city and rail station.

  • WiFi
  • 9 suites to choose from
  • Hosts up to 600 people
  • Audio-visual support
  • Catering for morning coffee, lunch & dinner
  • Free transfers to Glasgow airport
  • Free parking for all delegates

The Glynhill Hotel
4 star facilities in close proximity to the airport.

  • 5 min drive to airport, 10 min drive to city
  • State-of-the-art audio visual equipment
  • Free on-site car parking
  • WiFi
  • First class catering available
  • Conference manager
  • Hosts up to 200 people

For more information on Glasgow airport and flights to Glasgow with Flybe, have a look at our dedicated Glasgow Airport page.