Locating Your Business in Bournemouth

A high quality, cost effective location for your business in an environment which fosters innovation and creativity.

There are established clusters of activity in key business sectors including well developed support networks. Bournemouth also attracts the people, skills and physical assets which support the development of many high growth businesses.

Sector strengths

Bournemouth is home to many successful businesses, with clear strengths in two key areas:

  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial Services

Combined with the neighbouring areas of Poole, Christchurch and Dorset, the area also boasts strengths in

  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Environmental Technologies

People and skills

With two Universities, an innovative and business focused college, Bournemouth is producing and retaining talent our businesses need.

Key partners

Location and infrastructure

Bournemouth’s extremely well connected. Flights from the global hubs of Amsterdam Schiphol and Manchester come directly to Bournemouth International Airport. Heathrow is easily reached by road in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Bournemouth is under 2 hours from London by train. It is connected to Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle via the fast Cross Country rail network. There is access to 2 international freight and cruise ports (Poole and Southampton) within 45 minutes.

UK Business Environment

Discover why the UK is the number one destination in Europe for foreign investment.

You may be a foreign owned business looking at investing in Bournemouth for the first time. You are making a business case to expand here. Take a look at what UK Trade and Investment say about why the UK is an attractive location

Trading nation

The UK has a long history as a trading nation. Today it embraces the modern international trading principles of fair and open trade on a level and equal basis.

As a result, overseas business investing in the UK can register their company, set up banking facilities and start trading very quickly. They receive the same support from the UK government as any native business.

UK labour market

The UK’s labour market is one of the worlds’ most flexible. This factor combined with its strong skills base in the UK is reflected in its excellent record of attracting major foreign investors from all over the world.

Internationally minded

The UK has long term historical links with all corners of the globe extending to strong cultural bonds that are deeply rooted in UK culture.

As a result the UK is an ideal location to set up and build a business dependent on international links. Whether you need a network of connections, language skills or a familiar community for staff on expat assignments, the UK can provide the solution.

Easy to set up, easy to operate, competitive cost base

You can register your company in just 24 hours in the UK. All high street banks can offer business banking services with online comparison tools available to compare costs. Financial transitions and government services are easy to manage on-line. 

About Bournemouth

  • Key economic data to help support the business case for relocation to Bournemouth
  • Browse information about the investment opportunities in the region around Bournemouth.

    This includes the key development sites and major employers. Also a search for commercial property at your leisure with a free property search tool