Thinking of Moving your Businesses to Bucks?
As the saying goes location, location, location and Bucks could not be better situated for businesses – large or small. Links into London (commuting times of just 20 minutes from Gerrards Cross),
the M4 corridor and proximity to the M25 and Heathrow make Bucks the ideal location for domestic and international companies keen to avoid London congestion…and London prices. Buckinghamshire is the 4th most productive county in the UK and growing fast and its reputation as a preferred location for overseas investors has led to over 700 foreign companies choosing to locate their European Head Offices here.
So which sectors move to the County.
The county appeals to a wide range of businesses but is particularly well known for being a hub for Food and Drink, ICT including creative and media, Life Sciences and Advanced Engineering. The food and drink industry have a number of big names based in Bucks such as Arla Foods UK (one the UK’s leading dairy companies) whose £150 million mega diary is based in Aylesbury. Premier Foods, McCormick and United Biscuits are also based in the region.
Show stoppers Pinewood Studios
Morethan 200 creative companies are based at the impressive site in Fulmer. Pinewood is home to James Bond – say no more!
GE Healthcare have their global headquarters in Chalfont St Giles and other organisations in this sector located in Bucks include De Soutter Medical Ltd, Allergan and the National Spinal Injuries Centre at the world renown Stoke Mandeville hospital – the birthplace of the Paralympic movement.
Aerospace and Defence
Magellan are located in Chalfont St Peter where they manufacture parts for Airbus and Boeing in addition to specialist parts for the defence industry. Other companies based in Bucks in this sector include Martin-Baker aircraft and COMDEV Europe.
An enviable talent pool
For companies on the lookout for a highly qualified work force, Buckinghamshire has been ranked first in schools performance (as monitored by government). Graduates are drawn to the area from nearby Oxford University as well as the London School of Economics and Imperial College London. Bucks also stands third in the country for its share of the working population with the equivalent of degree level qualifications or above.
Green space to enjoy
Over a third of the county is green belt and the Chilterns is a designated site of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) making the county a huge draw for a workforce who enjoy an excellent work/life
balance. With a vast network of footpaths, cycle routes and bridle paths in addition to enviable sports facilities, workers and their families really can make the most of a short commute to work and access to green space.
For businesses wishing to move to the area who require further advice look no further than Bucks Business First. The enterprise work to create a dynamic environment that drives the growth of businesses in the county, recognised as “The Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain”. www.bbf.uk.com. If you are thinking of moving your business to Bucks and need assistance relocating employees please do contact Chiltern Relocation at or call 01494 672086.
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