Is there a place for your business
at the heart of our technology cluster?

World Class Technologies

Worcestershire is home to an internationally recognised technology cluster, with World Class software, internet and cyber security, electronics and agri-tech companies pioneering new products and services.

Connections… to boost your 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. Better road and motorway connections mean faster access to more customers and easier commutes for your workforce. The county is ideally placed between the major cities of Birmingham and Bristol, and for international business, Worcestershire offers doorstep connectivity to Birmingham Airport with flights to more than 100 locations.

Companies… a high-tech community.

The benefits of locating a technology company 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. There are some major opportunities for technology companies whether software and internet firms like Namesco and Postcode Anywhere; or in niche specialisations such as cyber-security and agri-tech. Known as ‘Cyber Valley’, the area around Malvern has around 50 cyber- security companies ranging from QinetiQ and Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Deep-Secure.

People… a smarter workforce.

High-value technology employment is particularly strong in the area with proportionately more employees in Worcestershire than in the West Midlands or England. Many of these positions are highly skilled engineering roles, high-tech manufacturing, electronics and aerospace activities.

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. The National Cyber Skills Centre is based in Malvern and the County has a centre of excellence in agri-tech. In addition there are 172,350 students that attend ten universities within an hour’s drive, which includes the University of Worcester.

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

  • “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

  • “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
    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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