Why Worcestershire is a world class place to work, invest and do business
The County has the development opportunities, the skilled staff and the desire to support others to become part of World Class Worcestershire as well as the ideal environment for businesses to flourish.
Here – businesses that have chosen the County as their business base share exactly why Worcestershire is the ideal location for their business.
“I’d have no hesitation in recommending other businesses to follow our path and invest in their future in Worcestershire. An important aspect of the region is that it’s a terrific place to live. Worcestershire gives you great quality of life.” – Marcus Burton, MD of European Group, Mazak in Worcester
“Worcestershire is close to motorway networks, making distribution throughout the UK easy and efficient. We also have access to good quality labour resources. Our new premises will further strengthen the brand’s presence in the area, whilst retaining jobs in the local community.” – Carl Arntzen, Managing Director of Worcester Bosch
“We’re located right in the middle of the country. Nearby motorway and road networks mean we can get an order in the morning from someone up in Scotland and the goods can be with them by the evening. Worcestershire is a great location for our business.” – Andrew Billé, Director of Evesham Vale Growers
“Worcestershire is a world class place to live and do business because of its natural beauty and many great tourist attractions including the Severn Valley Railway, West Midland Safari Park, Avoncroft Museum, Malvern Hills and the Worcester Cathedral. “Worcestershire is a wonderful retreat with its unique natural Droitwich Spa, excellent festivals and great food producers, while also being conveniently located close to Birmingham”. – Aidan Stevens, Director of St Andrews Hotel in Droitwich Spa
Worcestershire is a World Class place to do business as it is a great place to live and work with a fantastic availability of skills and great access to the rest of the UK.” – Paul Hutchens, Managing Director of Eco2Solar Ltd, a renewable energy installations company in Kidderminster
“Worcestershire is a World Class place to do business because of the wide and varied range of opportunities it offers to local businesses, whether your business is tourism-based, cyber security, manufacturing, agricultural or retail.” – Ray Hickinbottom, Regional Vice Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
“The great thing about Worcestershire for an SME like ours is that it is both affordable and at the heart of the UK mainland. You can get anywhere that you need to without having to pay the kinds of London prices for housing, wages, or business rents that would make our services unaffordable for our SME customers. At the same time we have affordable, easy, access to London by direct trains enabling us to live in one of the UK’s most beautiful counties. It is frankly hard to beat…” – Staffan Engström of Staffan Engström Limited, a strategy and business consultancy based in Abberley, Worcestershire
“There is no question that Worcestershire offers World Class business opportunities. The region is teeming with access to skilled employees and opportunities for businesses wanting to maximise its growing economy. Add to that its superb road and rail links, and it’s not hard to see why the county is a hub for those wanting to do business, whether in Worcestershire or the UK as a whole.
“Harris Lamb’s strong knowledge of Worcestershire and of the property sector in general makes us a tried and trusted port of call for those seeking appropriate and robust advice to clients, be they local or not, on investing in the region. We are huge believers in the county and its strengths, and strong advocates for developing the region.” – Jacqui Bayliss, Director of Harris Lamb Property Consultancy in Worcester
Tell us why you think what makes Worcestershire the best place for your business:
Share your experiences and tell us why Worcestershire is a world class place for your business. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a quote alongside your name and job title, where your business based and a logo to see it featured here and in other publicity materials.
You can also be more involved in the World Class Worcestershire campaign in raising the profile of the County as well as that of your business. Contact the office on the above email address to find out more.