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World Class for Offices

From financial and professional services firms to global headquarters, Worcestershire offers the ideal solution for businesses looking for a cost-effective location without compromising on quality.

Connections… to give you greater reach.

Worcestershire offers businesses more efficient connectivity thanks to ease of motorway access via both M5 and M42 between the Midlands and the South and beyond, making it a perfect base for firms looking to serve regional or national customers. There are direct trains to London Paddington from Worcester; while from the north of the county, fast trains to London Euston take just 75 minutes from Birmingham International. For international business, Worcestershire offers doorstep connectivity to Birmingham Airport with flights to more than 100 locations.

Companies… from HQs to back-offices.

The benefits of locating a headquarters or major office in Worcestershire are many, but the most compelling evidence comes from the companies that have chosen to base themselves in the area and are managing international businesses from here. These include GKN (global HQ); Open GI (UK head office); Halfords (HQ and customer support teams); Sanctuary Group (HQ); and AFH Wealth Management (HQ).

People… a smarter workforce.

The typical ‘Journey To Work Area’ for Worcester, based on peak commuting periods, includes a rich talent pool of people from Birmingham in the north, Warwick in the east and south to Gloucester. More than 911,000 people live in Worcester’s recruitment catchment of which 62% are of working age but it’s the quality of the workforce which stands out. More than 67,000 people are employed in financial and business services within the Worcestershire catchment, which is higher than the regional average.

Worcestershire offers expanding companies a pool of existing skills together with a pipeline of high-achieving young people. School attainment results in the catchment consistently outperform both the region and national picture; and 172,350 students that attend ten universities within an hour’s drive.

Lifestyle… to help you recruit and retain.

Worcestershire is a place where people want to live. With beautiful countryside that includes the Malvern Hills, Vale of Evesham and Cotswolds villages like Broadway, as well as the attractions of the historic cathedral city of Worcester, the county attracts millions of tourists. So just imagine how easy it is to attract people to live and work here. And for the price of a very modest apartment in London; you can buy a 4-bedroomed family house close to the Malvern Hills.

Sites… to match your ambitions.

Growing businesses need space to expand and Worcestershire has identified a number of ‘gamechanger’ sites that are the focus of investment and development activity – these are Malvern Hills Science Park; Redditch Eastern Gateway; South Kidderminster Enterprise Park; and Worcester Technology Park (Worcester Six). The Worcestershire Property Search database provides a single gateway to more than 1,100 properties and around 250 acres of land.

Support… to help you succeed.

Across Worcestershire, a partnership of local agencies is committed to supporting business growth. A range of tailored business support can help you to grow or locate your business. This includes grants, for example, to assist with supply-chain development, low carbon initiatives and redundant buildings; as well as national schemes like Regional Growth Fund and Growing Places Fund. Worcestershire.Business.Central is the growth hub which can help growing firms.

  • “Worcestershire came out as our top choice because of the skilled workforce available in the region and its central location to the UK’s motorway network. The endless support from the local partners solidified our decision to move to Worcestershire.”

    Mike Harris
    Company Accountant
    NTM-GB

  • “What’s important to us is that we’re close to an established automotive industry. This means supply chains are extremely efficient and we can find staff with the right skills and experience.”

    Roger Graham
    Finance Director
    UK-NSI

  • “We chose Worcestershire for our European HQ and UK manufacturing facility because of its great location – it is close to motorways, airports and shipping ports.”

    Glenn Johnson
    CEO
    Endurance Wind Power

  • “Worcestershire is a second home to me. There is always a spring in my step as I cross the bridge over the River Severn at Worcester to arrive at New Road, the most beautiful cricket ground in the world. As Patron of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, I am impressed by the new hotel and stadium development which will be a huge asset for the club, city and county for many years to come.”

    Mervyn King
    Former Governor of the Bank of England

  • “The most important part of our business is our people. We wanted to retain their experience, expertise and intellectual capacity and that’s why we chose to stay here in Malvern. Besides which, we have a good quality of life here. Worcestershire is a great place to live and consequently our staff retention levels are high.”

    Paul Walker
    Managing Director
    Malvern Instruments

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