We are a country with a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship, a world centre for trade and one of the top manufacturers in the world. It will come as no surprise then that the UK has consistently attracted more foreign investments with more EMEA headquarter business operations than any other location in Europe. We have the largest industries in Europe for life sciences, automotives, aerospace, ICT and the creative industries. And the universities are some of the most distinguished academic institutions in the world.
This is a country fuelled by inspirational dynamism and energy, as channelled by pioneers across the spectrum of industries – and centuries – including Sir Isaac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking and Rosalind Franklin.
Destinations across England can cater for key specialist industries with specific venues and facilities.

Key sectors

Advanced Materials

Advanced materials

Leading the way in advanced materials development, inventing stainless steel and championing composites research.

Energy

Energy

There are big plans for energy, putting renewable sources on the map and spearheading marine and nuclear research.

Aerospace and space technology

Aerospace and space technology

England has all areas of the aerospace sector covered, from aircraft software to engine design and ground-breaking space centres.

Automotive

Automotive

World-beating car exporters and booming manufacturers, the automotive industry is in top gear.

Financial and business services

Financial and business services

A growing financial services sector nurtures a huge talent pool, encourages investment and keeps check with a fair set of regulations.

Food & drink

Food and drink

England tops the tables with food and drink and is overflowing with locally sourced produce, Michelin-star restaurants and world-class breweries.

Electronics, IT & communications

Look out for the big players in gaming design, mobile technology and see how we’ve come 'full circuit' in sensor and power electronics.

Creative & media

Creative & media

From iconic fashion designers to world-changing painters and architects, we’ve got plentys of talent when it comes to the creative industries.

Life sciences

Life sciences

The life sciences sector gets right to the heart of the matter with highly skilled research and life-changing discoveries.

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