Essex presents a unique location opportunity to companies expanding in the UK and European markets.

Benefiting from the UK’s highly advantageous business environment, Essex offers direct access to the business and technology hubs of London and Cambridge, a high-quality workforce, unrivalled global connectivity and the UK’s multimodal logistics gateway: four international deep sea ports, six rail freight terminals and the UK’s third largest cargo airport (London Stansted) in Essex.

Stansted Airport aerial

Essex combines these value-adding advantages with potentially massive cost savings – enabling your company to save money without compromise…

Major property cost savings:
• 74% versus the City of London
• 54% versus London
• 26% versus England’s major cities

Major labour cost savings:
• 48% versus the City of London
• 21% versus London
• 5% versus England’s major provincial (‘core’) cities

Superb transport connectivity:
• City of London: 28 minutes by train (Liverpool St station from Chelmsford, Essex)
• London Stansted Airport: 30 minutes (Drive time from Chelmsford, Essex)
• London Heathrow Airport: 1 hr 12 mins (Crossrail, from Shenfield, Essex)
• All London Airports: within 1 hour 15 mins (Drive time from Chelmsford, Essex)

A large-scale, specialist workforce:
• 103,000 financial and business services workers in Essex
• 142,000 Essex-based London commuters
• 688,000 accessible London finance cluster workers

Ventrica office workers

Located at the heart of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Innovation Corridor, Essex is home to world-class technology companies, research parks, knowledge workers and university research capabilities.

Key high-growth markets served include:
• Aerospace and space
• Defence and security
• Medical technology
• Advanced automotive

Essex offers direct access to Europe’s best research universities and knowledge: the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London are both ranked in Europe’s top 3 for Engineering and Technology, and Life Sciences. The University of Essex ranks amongst the world top 2% of universities and the UK’s top 20 universities for research excellence (Times Higher Education rankings; REF 2014)

Leading technology businesses, including e2V, Raytheon, Ipeco, Leonardo and BAE Systems.

Chesterford Research Park

For more information contact one of the Invest ESSEX team.

To read about the quality of life in Essex see here.