Client Reviews

We pride ourselves on being as helpful as possible to all Tenants at Abbey Mill Business Centre.  We offer a variety of office or retail unit space, available to lease in Paisley, Renfrewshire. We listen to what you need and then show you the best options we can offer.  Incentives may be available if you wish to lease a Studio, Office or Retail Unit.

All reviews are genuine and give an insight into what you can expect if you are a Tenant of Abbey Mill.


The Anchor Mill, Abbeymill Business Centre was a welcoming home for our growing business for 2 years. It provided a great base for our team to work flexibly from in a uniquely beautiful listed building with ample parking and great accessibility.

John Hillis, Blackhall & Powis

March 2022

In the 4yrs I rented a small office within Abbey Mill business centre, I can say that not only did the office suit my needs perfectly but the service received was faultless, the very few issues I encountered were addressed swiftly and professionally at all times.

Great service and staff, thank you.

Shaun Voller, Paisley Counselling Service

June 2020

We have been Abbey Mill tenants for the past 16 years.  We have occupied 2 offices in the Embroidery Mill over the past 16 years and now looking to move again to bigger premises within the Mile End.  

The facilities on offer throughout the Abbey Mill Business Centre are of a high standard, the office staff are welcoming and helpful and we are very happy being based in the Abbey Mill Business Centre and see no reason to be anywhere else. To top it off  there are also excellent commuter links with close proximity to the M8 motorway, Glasgow Airport, the train link to Hawkhead railway station is a 10 minute walk and the main station at Paisley Gilmour street is also within easy walking distance as well as the large amount of parking on site.

Samantha Gallagher – Leegal Contracts Ltd & Leegal Plant Hire Ltd

February 2020

We have been Abbey Mill tennants since 2012.  We happliy occupied office space in the Embroidery Mill, but a change in direction for our business led us to look for bigger premises and found a fantastic new home in Sir James Clark building. Ground floor with our own entrance means we can move our demonstration printers in and out easily and have plenty space to show them off! The staff are always friendly and make themselves available to help whenever we need them – we wouldn’t think of being anywhere else now.

Isabell Miller
Papergraphics Ltd

February 2020

Last year Chess moved a short distance to our new home within the inspirational Abbey Mill Business Centre. When we first met with the Landlord, and looked at the office space, it was a shell, but with dedication of the maintenance team we now have 2 large open planned offices. We also liked that we could help design our offices to suit our needs and business. We also decided on bright colours to motivate our team and the views from the 5th floor are magical. It is great that they have preserved the mills, and we love being part of it.

Graham Denholm, Chess

July 2019

I have been a tenant at the embroidery mill for 3 years now, I absolutely love it, the history, the building and the friendly tenants.

Recently I got offered to do pop up massage in the main reception area and it has been great for allowing me to grow my business and meet tenants I wouldn’t usually meet. The reception area is bright and airy, it has a great cafe and the receptionist is always helpful and friendly.

Helen McDonald, OM holistic therapies.

March 2019

I have been at the Sir James Clark Building for over 2 years. I feel the free parking with plenty of spaces available is a big bonus of being in the building.

The building itself is well maintained with both the management/marketing department and security team always available for help when needed. They are extremely helpful with any queries and again a huge advantage that we have 2 maintenance people in the building.

It’s very close to the motorway which is ideal for me and my clients since I work as a financial advisor and I do have clients coming into our office as well travelling to their homes.

Kiran Sagar, Whitebridge Financial Services / Willtrust

October 2018

Stepping Stones for Families’ head office relocated from Glasgow city centre to Mile End Mill about 15 year ago.  This is the longest our head office has stayed in the same location during our 30 years in existence. This says a lot for Abbey Mill Business Centre and the facilities on offer.

Headquartered in Paisley our organisation operates across the 3 Ayrshire authorities, Glasgow and Renfrewshire. The location is excellent for travel to access all sites. For outlying staff coming to head office for meetings/training there is the choice of meeting rooms in Mile End Mill and the James Clark building.

The facilities on offer are of a high standard, the office staff are welcoming and helpful and we are happy being based in Mile End Mill and see no reason to be anywhere else.  I don’t know any other business centre that has such a positive approach to dogs in the workplace. Well done Abbey Mill Business Centre.

Isobel Lawson, Stepping Stones for Families 

May 2018

We have been tenants of Abbey Mill Business Centre for six years.  The main attractions include the excellent commuter links with close proximity to the airport, the train link at Paisley Gilmour street and the large amount of parking on site.  In addition the overall facilities and ambiance which gives a positive impression to our employees and customers.

Richard Abrams, Consilium UK Ltd

March 2018

We decided to base the practice at Old Embroidery Mill for a number of reasons. We are both passionate about being based in Paisley as part of our committment to help the town grow.  The building itself is so impressive, there are still many visible features of the mill’s past, and it has the wonderful `old’ smell – we love coming to work here.  In addition to this, the car parking is an added bonus and the rent for the office is reasonable.  The maintenance service offered is also great.

Michelle Allan, C Allan & Son Accountancy Services

March 2018

We saw the brochure for Abbey Mill Business Centre and we were really taken with the facilities (ample parking, site security etc), the grandeur of the overall business centre, as well as the office proportions.  I feel, it really suits SME sized organisations.

Natasha Robertson, Telacad Ltd

March 2018

We have been Abbey Mill tenants for going on two years now. We occupied one office space on the second floor in the St James Building at Abbey-Mill.

The facilities on offer throughout the Abbey Mill Business Centre are of a very high standard, and they staff are very helpful, caring and we are delighted with the service provided by reception and facilities staff, being based in the Abbey Mill Business Centre and see no reason to be anywhere else.

Being a charity organisation, this Location is excellent location for our clients to get to, by bus, train, or car. Parking facilities are also available and plenty of spaces, the cafeteria in the main Abbey-Mill building has excellent service at very low prices for our clients.

Paddy Mclellan Facilities Office the Wise Group.

March 2022

Muirmedia moved into the Mile End Mill August 2018, Since that time the historic Mile End building and her sister buildings on the Abbey Mill Site have barely stayed still – much like the Forth Road Bridge they are forever being maintained and upgraded, the team at Abbeymill never rest on their laurels, they always put the tenants first and would bend over backwards to meet your needs.

I chose the Mile End building initially as I’ve always admired the buildings and had an interest in their history and involvement of the development of Paisley as a Town. Stepping inside you are not disappointed as the mix of grandness and modernity of the reception area sets the tone for the rest of the building – a great fusion of new and old.

Whenever I have new clients arrive I give them the same tour I received from Louise when I first came to view the development, 99% are as impressed as I was with the building and especially the hub on the 4th floor. There’s been quite a few mentions of how they ‘would love to move their businesses here’.

This year I decided Muirmedia had outgrown the starter office I had on the 5th Floor and have now taken up residence on the 1st floor of the Old Embroidery Mill where I have a smashing, bright and open space which is perfect for my graphic design studio. I didn’t want to necessarily move from the Mile End building but happy I found a space that seems to be just right.

Here’s to at least another couple of happy and prosperous 2 years at Abbey Mill.

Dave Muir

Muir Media

June 2020

Our staff and board searched throughout Paisley for premises to suit the needs of our very busy Carers Centre.  We needed large and small meeting rooms, a catering space/staff kitchen and suitable office space for staff.  The property owner was incredibly kind to fit out the offices to our spec for our Charity.  We had an official opening at the Embroidery Mill by HRH Princess Anne and have now been here for almost 10 years.  The location is good for the supermarket at Loanend and visitors always remark on the history of the Old Mill and share memories.

We would highly recommend the business centre for your needs and happy to have a chat with you.

Tracy Wallace – Renfrewshire Carers

February 2020

We first moved into the Sir James Clark Building in 2012 to a unit that we were able to fully customise to our needs and transform into our bespoke dance studio. The accessibility, location and the amenities on offer here are fantastic and work perfectly for our business needs.

Being a part of the Abbey Mill Business Centre ‘family’ however, means much more than that. From the very approachable and supportive staff to the friendly neighbouring tenants there is an amazing sense of community which I cannot rate high enough. Throughout our years here we have met some very inspiring people and also formed some lovely friendships with fellow tenants. Launching and running a business is a wonderful journey that can bring some pretty unique challenges at times. This is where this family excels and will bring you, if your open to it, all the positivity, support and appreciation you would ever need to succeed.

Lee-Anne Gilmour – Floor4orce Dance Academy

February 2020

My time here at Abbey Mill was a really pleasant one, having one of the studios on the second floor gave me such a beautiful view from my tall windows.
I was fortunate to have the room I had, especially during the Summer at dusk where radiant light that would give the room a comfy relaxing glow. The staff have been nothing short of professional and have been very pleasant to me during my time here.
Working from a listed building such as it is, was a delight for me and knowing that where I worked was a place seeped in history.  Thank You

The Highland Loch

February 2020

Having established ourselves in Paisley and our previous tenancy coming to an end, we had an urgent need to find new premises.

As soon as we discussed our needs with Louise at Abbey Mill, she showed us around ground floor units within the Sir James Clarke Building, which would suit our requirements for space but also provide the correct environment to work and display our products.

We loved the bright, high ceiling, open space unit with double door access for collections and deliveries. A tenancy agreement was signed within a week! The staff couldn’t have been more helpful.

Stuart Wilson, Print Studio Scotland

July 2019

The fact that Abbey Mill built our office to suit our needs was a huge bonus and reason to move here.  We are delighted”.

Kate Wilcox, Project Support

Sponge Learning

July 2019

At Outspoken Arts we had a vision for a bigger, more open plan space.  Abbeymill were able to realise this vision and created a wonderful archway into the adjacent unit. The work was completed in a few weeks and we were truly delighted with it. And we love the great views!

Steven Thomson, Outspoken Arts 

July 2019




I’d recommend using Abbey mill business centre, they have ideal spaces available to suit every need.  I looked at many different spaces and for me Embroidery mill ticked all the boxes.  Before I looked at Embroidery Mill I thought it would be way out of my budget as I have a small business in such a beautiful building they found me the perfect size of room with the rent at a reasonable price.  Staff are helpful and friendly. Being close to town centre is great too.

Janice Harvey, Janice’s Tartan Tots

September 2018

We have been tenants in Abbey Mill Business Centre since December 2016, and can’t imagine moving anywhere else.  The premises are bright and fresh, there’s a fabulous on-site café, and we can even bring our dog to work.  Oh, and parking is never a problem.  Five stars from us.

Laura Hardy, Acorn Carpet Cleaning

June 2018

I looked at the various business centres in Paisley and decided on Abbey Mill for several reasons; the reception area is very impressive, my clients expect a professional environment, the security is a big bonus and the car parking is perfect for myself and my clients. When you walk into Mile End Mill you always get a friendly welcome from reception and as a tenant I feel we are kept updated on what is happening within the building.

Lesley Brackenridge – Counsellor and Supervisor – Threads Counselling 

June 2018

We moved to the Sir James Clark Building in 2006, having previously worked in offices nearby.  The location was ideal, being within walking distance of Paisley town centre and train stations (Gilmour Street and Hawkhead) and at reasonable rates. In addition, car parking was good making the location readily commutable. Much of our business is international so that the 10 minute drive to Glasgow airport is particularly useful, as are the nearby hotels.

We enjoy good security and the building is well placed for lunch with a Morrison’s supermarket opposite. The buildings within the Abbey Mill business centre represent a significant part of Paisley’s history and a good talking point with visiting clients from afar.

David M Westmore, Clark & Standfield Limited

May 2018

I brought my business here almost ten years ago and have experienced great support from the centre. It’s not just somewhere to trade, it’s a great benefit to my business image being in such a historical building. The location is perfect with it being just outside the heart of the town and more than ample parking for my clients.

Stephen Brown – Abbey Mill Fitness Club & Personal Training Studio

May 2018

We love that we get to start our business in a building that is such an integral part of Paisley’s history and heritage.  We’ve tried to uncover as many of the original features as we can and we’re so delighted with the space that we have in The Gatehouse at Abbey Mill Business Centre.

Becky and Nate Strawser, The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters

March 2018

Epitome Soft Furnishings has moved into Sir James Clark building in January 2018 after spending 6 months in The Old Embroidery Mill where we quickly outgrew our Studio space.  Abbey Mill Business Centre is a perfect fit for our business identity.

David Sloan, Epitome Soft Furnishings

March 2018

Abbey mill ticks all the boxes for me as a business owner. The building itself has so much character, which is a great talking point with all my clients. It is very well managed and the staff are always quick to help with any questions and problems you may have.

My studio is beautiful, the big windows and stunning original flooring was the perfect blank canvas to turn my vision into a reality. Choosing Abbey Mill as my first premises was the best business decision I have made so far.

Kellyann Fitzpatrick, Kellyann Fitzpatrick Photography

April 2018

We worked in Mile End Mill a few years ago and really enjoyed the vibrant working environment.  There are ample car parking spaces for staff and visitors and easy access to the main road/rail infrastructure – which is great being so close to Glasgow.  The gym and on site cafeteria are great facilities and are both used on a regular basis by our staff and our visitors.

Eddie Johnstone, Scottish Water Horizons

April 2018

I looked at many studio spaces in Paisley and Glasgow, and I couldn’t find any that ticked all the boxes like Abbey Mill does.

In general, the great office and studios spaces were the attraction, but it’s also the whole surrounding infrastructure that was a big sell for me. Clients can easily get here from all over and park easily. I also feel secure in this complex.

Also, the fact that I’m next door to a Morrisons store was an attractive draw. Which has Amazon Delivery boxes. The final selling point for me was the history surrounding Abbey Mill. My parents and many of my relatives all worked at the Abbey Mill when it was operational as a thread mill. I hope to be based here for many years.

David Baker, David Wilde Studios

May 2018