Look no further than Exeter! Our team will do everything we can to help you to relocate.
The Exeter economy benefits by the presence of:
* The most prominent of these is the University of Exeter. This is the UK's 25th fastest growing organisation and is in the top 1% of leading world universities. View their Exeter promotional video
Evidence of success
Exeter is the principal economy west of Bristol. Over the last decade Exeter has outperformed most locations across the UK for job creation. It features in the top 2% for employment growth. Exeter provides investors and businesses with the confidence of a strong local economy. The UK Competitiveness Index confirmed that Exeter has seen the greatest improvement in competitiveness against all other UK locations.
The city's wider area includes much of the district council areas of East Devon, Teignbridge, and Mid Devon and has a population of over 455,000 people. 280,000 are of working age. The number in employment is 238,000 and well over half the workforce is well qualified, substantially above the national average. Our economy continues to attract investment, create new businesses, support and grow existing businesses and draw in high calibre employees.
Significant employers include Centrax Ltd, EDF Energy, Euro Tech Group, Flybe, Goodridge, Graphic Plc, Heathcoat, Hepco Motion, Met Office, The Pennon Group, Peninsula Bioventures, Sitel, Supercat, Thomson Reuters, and the University of Exeter.
Potential for growth
With significant planned economic and retail developments and increased availability of employment land, the Exeter economy is in a strong market position to grow further.
Plans in place
The multi-million pound public and private sector investment partnership which works well together within the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, a 20 year major economic development programme, aims to create an additional 26,000 jobs, and is indicative of the city's strength and the confidence in the area.
The development of Exeter Science Park and the Exeter City of Science initiative illustrate Exeter's aspirations to have more knowledge-based businesses in the area. In terms of high value employment, Exeter has the second highest concentration of knowledge-based services within the South West, slightly behind and second only to Bristol.
John Lewis opened a large new store in Exeter in autumn 2012. It is hoped that this will position Exeter as the second largest retail catchment centre in the South West, after Bristol.
We have proven ability and experience in successfully supporting the most complex of relocations. The biggest example in the past 10 years has been the Met Office relocation. A city-wide effort ensured a smooth relocation for this important global organisation. The city has the capacity and determination to go that extra mile and there is a welcoming and friendly networking environment in the local economy.
In short, our support can be intensive but will be appropriate to your needs. We can, for instance, organise early site visits, provide data for board reports, help with any familiarisation visits, and make introductions to the business community. We will work closely with you on staff consultation, communication, or relocation.
To discuss your ideas or your plans in confidence, please contact us using the details on the upper right of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.
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