Why invest in the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone?

Based at the heart of the UK’s technology clusters, Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone offers a wide variety of site and building options for businesses looking to take advantage of this key strategic location

Business benefits

Silverstone Park, Westcott Venture Park and Arla/Woodlands are three major employment locations with great potential to add value to key sectors including high-performance technology/ motorsport; space propulsion/ satellite communications; creative industries and environmental engineering: agri-food/ human health.

These sites bring together representatives of Buckinghamshire Council, businesses, and other public sector agencies with an interest in the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone.

Businesses establishing themselves in the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone will have a range of government and local incentives, including the following:

  • Benefit from being part of expanding specialised business clusters, for example the Silverstone Technology Cluster and the Space Propulsion and Satellite Communications Cluster at Westcott, which are bringing together specialist expertise and knowledge, and developing indigenous industrial/research strengths.

  • A wealth of support from partner organisations to help businesses to develop and grow across the Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zone sites. These include:

  • A greater opportunity to expand business premises in line with the growth of a business than could be the case in more established locations.

  • A wide range of Technical and Research & Development facilities available.

  • Significant business critical infrastructure investment from retained business rates income to support working and growing at the Enterprise Zone sites.

  • To find out how some of the businesses on Buckinghamshire Enterprise Zones have progressed and expanded, please click here.

Available Enterprise Zone premises:

Buckinghamshire is a superb location for business

Buckinghamshire offers a perfect location for globally focused businesses wishing to join GE Healthcare, Instron, McAfee, Pinewood, Bosch, ESRI, Silverson, Cisco and many more. It will come as no surprise that we display one of the highest employment growth rates of any LEP area. No surprise that Buckinghamshire is the home and birthplace of the Peter Jones National Enterprise Academy. No surprise that Arla, Europe’s largest dairy plant, was attracted to the county.

With one third of the land designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Grammar Schools leading the best performing schools system in the country, Buckinghamshire is a magnet for talent, with the evidence showing we have the best educated workforce in the land.

The strength lies in the resilient balance between our enviable environment and an over-representation in all the Plan for Growth sectors e.g. Construction, Space, Creative Industries, and High-Tech Manufacturing.

All of this and just 45 minutes from London, skirted by the M25, M1 and M40; just 40 minutes from Heathrow airport, with property prices up to 50% cheaper than London.