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South Gloucestershire: Open for Innovation

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Relocating or expanding to South Gloucestershire?

Located between Bristol and Bath in the United Kingdom, South Gloucestershire is the ideal place to grow your business. We are home to the National Composites Centre and Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems, both located at Bristol and Bath Science Park. Their members include large aerospace primes such as Airbus in the UK, GKN Aerospace and Rolls Royce – all leading in global aerospace R&D and manufacturing in composites as well as automotive manufacturers such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford.

Future Space is a facility dedicated to helping technology and science businesses grow. New investment in South Gloucestershire at regional distribution centres at Severnside will create over 10,000 jobs. Superfast broadband is being rolled out, giving access to increased economic prosperity across the region. We also collaborate with Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol councils as part of Invest Bristol Bath to support investment into the region. Click here to download our InSouthGlos Brochure and investment guide.

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New business start-up or new to the area?

Welcome to the South Gloucestershire inward investment and business support portal. We are part of the West of England Combined Authority and located between Bristol and Bath. We have ambitious plans to create over 25,000 and 30,000 new homes jobs by 2030. To find out how, click on the following link to download the regional Strategic Economic Plan. as well as the Local Industrial Strategy. We can to support your business to grow and encourage new national and international investment.

Department of International Trade

Every year, the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses get set up in the UK. We are the world’s fifth largest economy. Take advantage of the UK’s low corporation tax, leadership in innovation and talent from the world’s top universities. Benefit from low business costs, pay the lowest corporation tax in the G20 and get tax relief of up to 230% on research and development costs. Access a highly skilled workforce and engage talent from 4 of the world’s top 10 universities, with a special focus on research and development. Build on our innovation – reap the rewards of a country ranked top 5 on the Global Innovation Index by the United Nations. For more information on how to get started in the UK, visit the DIT website, here.

How can we help your business grow?

The West of England region is home to four prestigious universities meaning 17,000 students graduate annually providing you with a word class talent pool. Visit University of the West of England for more information. Whether you are a potential investor or local business, the Invest in South Gloucestershire web portal contains all the information to help your business locate here, flourish and grow successfully. We can help you with finding office accommodation, industrial units or serviced workspace.


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