Why Bath for Business?
Creative and Innovative
Bath is a world-renowned city which offers people a great place to live, work, visit and critically, an inspiring and creative environment for business. With a 2,000 year old international reputation based on its unmatched heritage, enviable quality of life, incredible talent pool of people, its hot springs and arts and cultural life, Bath is the perfect location.
Over 40% of residents possess NVQ level4 or above qualifications compared with the UK average of 30%. In addition, Bath’s two universities offer a supply of highly qualified graduates as well as contributing to entrepreneurialism and local economic growth. SetSquared, an innovation centre collaboration between Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey Universities, has been named as Europe’s top university Business Incubator in 2013 and 2014.
Talent-hungry companies choose to invest in Bath because of the people who choose to live, work and study here
Bath is part of the Bristol and Bath digital hotspot for creative and tech companies. In the recent Tech Nation report Powering the Digital Economy, Bristol and Bath was recognised as the no 2 location in the UK for digital business development and a 'globally significant tech cluster'.
Connected and Collaborative
Bath is known as a city of ideas – artists, scientists and engineers with many famous names in its history. Future Bath will be based on our traditional creative, engineering and knowledge intensive entrepreneurs working digitally across the globe.
Connectivity is crucial to the future of our local businesses and the delivery of a wireless network t enable Wi-FI and 4G coverage is a priority for Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Working with partners from the West of England LEP we are looking to build on the super connected cities government initiative.
Our business community is close knit, a small but perfectly formed city makes it easy to find the perfect collaborators for your next project.
Bath has a heritage of large creative and tech busineses like Future Publishing and Amdocs which have given rise to a flourishing eco-system of spin offs and innovative start ups. For us, Bath is an inspiring place to live and work, with access to a successful network of complementary businesses.'
Richard Godfrey, Co-founder and Chair of Rocketmakers
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