Choosing a business base in the UK

GrowthBusiness and SmallBusiness have produced a series of reports on doing business in different regions of the UK.

The reports look at financial incentives on offer for establishing a base in various UK regions, as well as practical considerations such as the availability of qualified staff, office costs and transport links.

Links to all eight features are below.

The gutsy get-up-and-go spirit of Yorkshire and the Humber is helping to see the region through recessionary gloom. Read more

Wales has received well over £1 billion in funds from the European Union (EU) for sustainable economic development since 2001. Read more

The Thames Valley
The butt of jokes since John Betjeman willed ‘friendly bombs’ to fall on Slough, this high-tech region seems to be having the last laugh. Read more

The Midlands
With leading universities, good transport links and affordable office space, the Midlands is a popular destination for entrepreneurial ventures. Read more

The UK’s capital has a £162 billion economy and makes up 17 per cent of the UK’s GDP, but it can be easy to lose your way in the urban sprawl. Read more

The North East
Investors in the North East are on the hunt for entrepreneurs with great ideas and a whole load of ambition. Read more

Despite dwindling North Sea reserves and national GDP contracting faster than the UK’s, Scotland’s entrepreneurs are showing no sign of giving up. Read more

Devon and Cornwall
England’s southwestern counties are attracting entrepreneurs with the promise of a better quality of life as well as big investments in infrastructure. Read more

Read the stories of foreign companies which have expanded into the UK.

Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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