Business in Vale of White Horse

Are you thinking of setting up your business in the Vale of White Horse?

The Vale is one of the most attractive areas in the country offering not only a range of business premises, excellent communication, transport links and skilled staff but also an environment that is home to a buoyant economy.

The Vale of White Horse has a number of attributes that make it an ideal place for businesses to invest and grow.

The area is a major hub in the UK’s knowledge economy, boasting a number of state of the art research facilities that house some of the country’s fastest growing businesses in the advanced engineering, life sciences, energy and IT industries. These well supported innovation clusters are generating wealth and opportunity for the local area and beyond. The Vale also benefits from a wide choice of business sites and an impressive range of meeting and conference facilities.

The district also enjoys an ideal central location, excellent rail and air links, beautiful countryside and a strong heritage. Such attributes are a real asset when it comes to attracting and retaining the best talent.

The Vale of White Horse also has a highly skilled workforce and buoyant jobs market. 41.5 per cent of the resident population in the Vale are degree educated (NVQ level 4 and above) compared to a national average of 34.4 per cent. The area is also has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, with numbers forecast to increase by 17.8 per cent to 2026.

The remit of Vale4Business includes securing inward investment and promoting the Vale as a world leading location for business.

The Let’s do business guide – Southern Oxfordshire details more about the area’s key business strengths.

If you are a new business download our ‘Thinking of starting a new business‘ brochure for more information and advice.