Bristol is one of the leading investment, business, finance and cultural hotspots in the United Kingdom. Planned and on going investment in Bristol includes the expansion of Bristol Airport and seaport, development of the waterfront in the City Centre and major industrial development at Avonmouth.
Bristol’s thriving economy is driven by financial services, aerospace, defense industries, IT, engineering and electronics along with media and tourism. Although the city of Bristol no longer relies on trade from the Port of Bristol, historically the city’s economy was built on trading and commerce due to Bristol’s large seaports and strategic seafront location.
Over the next few years 3 billion pounds is due to be invested in development and infrastructure projects in the city of Bristol, which will benefit the local business community. Bristol is also an officially designated Science City, with world class research and scientific development facilities. Environmental industries are also well represented along with the creative sector.
The city is home to the internationally renowned University of Bristol, one of the most popular universities in the UK. The University of Bristol is one of the oldest universities in the UK and the first to accept both men and women.
The city of Bristol is well placed for transportation links, home to two major railway stations, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, with direct trains to London Paddington, Cardiff, Birmingham and the North. The M4 Motorway network connects Bristol to London and Wales and the M5 Motorway connects Bristol to Birmingham and Exeter. Bristol also benefits from its own international airport, which is situated in North Somerset, offering all of the standard facilities including meet and greet, chauffeur driven transfers, on and off site airport parking and hotels.
Businesses opening a new office in Bristol will find the city to be an excellent location.