Angus Council has commissioned a number of reports into its key industry sectors in order to identify support and growth opportunities to achieve a successful and sustainable economy.

State of Angus Economy

An analysis of all industry sectors focusing on secondary economic and labour market statistics. Undertaken in May 2016, its purpose is to help the Business Angus team inform economic development plans and activities up to 2025.

Support for the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Sector in Angus and the North East

Published in December 2015, the aim of this study was to gather evidence of current and future barriers to growth facing engineering and manufacturing firms operating within the region and to use this to develop plans for supporting businesses.

Angus Accommodation Audit - Executive Summary

Published in May 2015, this study was a follow up to one undertaken in 2009, to determine the changes in bedroom stock in Angus, the challenges faced by the businesses and the potential investment opportunities offered by the growth in tourism up to 2025. 

The Land Based Sector in NE Scotland – Facing the Future

Agriculture and the ancillary industries are vital to the prosperity and sustainability of rural economies. This report highlights vital issues that challenge farming today. The study was funded by Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray Councils, Scottish Enterprise, HIE Moray and Forestry Commission Scotland. View the Land Based Sector Infographic for Angus

Angus Visitor Survey - Findings from July 2016 to June 2017

Tourism is a key sector of the economy in Angus. The destination offers a wide range of tourism products, including golf, coastline and beaches, town centres and individual attractions as well as the natural landscape and scenery of the Angus Glens.This report presents the findings of the Angus Visitor Survey based on the responses of visitors to the area between July 2016 and June 2017.

Angus STEAM Tourism Report 2016

This is a summary of the annual tourism trends research undertaken for Angus Council by Global Tourism Solutions (UK) Ltd.

Profile of The Food & Drink sector in Angus 2017

Food & Drink is an important sector for Angus, both in economic terms and for its contribution to the culture and heritage of the area. This report develops a baseline assessment for the size, profile and outlook for the sector locally.

Abbey Fruit produce, strawberries

"We are implementing innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions to grow our business at Abbey Fruit. This investment allows us to produce out –of- season, high quality strawberries, beginning harvest in March and finishing in December. This provides our supermarket customers with locally grown fruit instead of importing fruit from overseas, saving road and air miles.

Our main customers are Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Tesco and they all recognise Angus’ reputation as a centre for excellence for quality fresh produce. Our new greenhouse, Lusa strawberries, were the only strawberries in the UK and abroad to achieve M&S’s prestigious "top tier" quality category. We work hard to provide our customers with the highest quality and our base in Arbroath, with its good climate and excellent work force helps us achieve this.

The Angus Council business team have been very encouraging and a pleasure to work with. They have demonstrated their desire to support local business and job creation in Angus."

Peter Stirling, Abbey Fruit