South of England
South of England
Expanding your business
The South of England is the top region for overseas businesses expanding to the UK. Businesses benefit from top graduate talent and Enterprize Zones offering tax discounts.
Strong economic growth in southern cities like Bristol, Reading, Oxford and Cambridge increases the need for office, residential, energy and infrastructure services.
Buying goods and services
The South of England’s Enterprize Zones create hubs that specialise in a given industry. This helps importers target UK exporters more effectively to find exactly what they need.
Strategic markets: aerospace, finance and technology
Space, aerospace and defence play a big role in the South of England economy. The region plays host to globally recognised players like Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and Marshalls Aerospace.
London and the South East are important centres of finance, not just in the UK but around the world. The South East alone employs 280,000 in the financial sector and contributes 20 billion GBP to the economy.
Technology in the South of England is an established and growing sector, featuring the likes of Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei, and Intel. In Cambridge, 1,500 tech firms generate annual revenues of 13 billion GBP.
Success snapshot: arts and media
The National Film and Television School in the South of England is the leading centre of excellence for education in film and television. Alumni include Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and David Yates, director of the last four Harry Potter films.
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