Why choose Greater Norwich?
Greater Norwich is the place to live, to work, to visit and most importantly, a fantastic place to do business. Home to innovation hubs for life sciences, agritech, manufacturing and technology and industry leaders such as Group Lotus, Aviva and Multimatic, all thriving businesses already competing at a global level.
Discover a wealth of talented people, and the right conditions to start your business, with space to grow and develop in high quality business properties, and ideally located development sites. You will have access to an experienced workforce including leaders in science, technology and manufacturing at the world-renowned Norwich Research Park which benefits from Enterprise Zone status, as well as innovation hubs including Hethel Engineering Centre and two prestigious universities.
Greater Norwich offers competitive land rates and business lets, and is 45% cheaper than operating in London or Cambridge.
Greater Norwich is Well Connected
From Norwich to London in 90 minutes and Cambridge within an hour by rail or road. International links from Norwich Airport with daily flights to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport with onward travel to over 1000 international destinations. Domestic flights to Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh within one hour.
Major transport routes all serve to make the area ideally placed to network with other regions and major centres such as Cambridge, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Lowestoft. With major eastern ports being the gateway to exports of goods worth £2.9bn every year.
Recent investment in digital connectivity will make superfast (>24 Mbps) broadband available to over 91% of our business premises by 2020. A complementary wireless broadband service means that 100% of businesses already have access to at least 10 Mbps download speeds.
Employment, Education and Skills
Greater Norwich has the highest rate of employment in Norfolk and significantly above the county, regional and national average. It is well served by a range of educational establishments with most schools performing to a good standard. Over 38% of the population is educated to NVQ level 4 (degree level) and above.
Living in Greater Norwich
Enjoy Norfolk’s fantastic coastlines and a host of outdoor activities in our beautiful countryside. Norwich itself is a contemporary, liveable city that has retained its impressive medieval heritage. Its rich cultural and architectural heritage has shaped an urban fabric like no other and the tradition of innovation continues today with the city at the leading edge of new technology and development. Added to this, our historic market towns have a wide range of independent shops, arts and culture venues for you to enjoy.
This beautiful part of the world offers an outstanding quality of life with access to historical sites, theatres, cinemas, leisure facilities, sports, shopping and the great open spaces of Norfolk. There is plenty to do and plenty of opportunities to relax.