In 2017, Exeter’s international airport was officially rated the happiest airport in the world. With free VIP lounge access for business travellers, it’s easy to see why.
More climate-change research is undertaken in Exeter than anywhere else in the world. The Met Office’s high-performance computer complex houses a £97 million supercomputer – one of the most powerful computers in the world.
The Royal Devon & Exeter hospital is also at the forefront of clinical research at national and international level. The Exeter Hip Replacement, one of the most widely used and successful hip replacements in the world was developed by an Exeter-based surgeon.
Sport and activity
In December 2017, Sport England confirmed Exeter, together with the east Devon town of Cranbrook as one of twelve places selected to work on a ground-breaking new approach to tackle inactivity.
Exeter aims to become the most active city in England by 2021. It is currently home to a Premiership rugby union team and was a proud host city for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Science and technology
Exeter Science Park was created as one of the south west of England’s leading knowledge-based economic centres. It is home to a high concentration of businesses specialising in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector.
This student city is well-known for the University of Exeter, a leader in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and has a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences.
Exeter has a great choice of accommodation, with 3,422 bedrooms to suit all needs and budgets.
|4* hotels||580 bedrooms|
|3* and under properties||1,522 bedrooms|
|Other (student accommodation / home sharing)||1,320 bedrooms|
Home to one of the top universities in the country, large purpose-built facilities and premiership sporting stadia, Exeter has it all.
Exeter’s location, bordering Dartmoor National Park, means there is plenty of opportunity for indulgence, relaxation or adventure. Whether you are rewarding employees, or treating top clients, Exeter is a brilliant choice.