A Workforce that Delivers
The region's highly skilled, experienced and educated workforce provides the foundation for a unique and innovative platform to achieve business goals. Its enterprising spirit began centuries ago in the region's traditional manufacturing and ship building trades and continues to this day in areas such as advanced engineering and the creative industries. High quality labour and the co-operation of universities in developing skills in the region have brought companies like Rolls Royce and Nestle here.
A Region with a Focus on Innovation and Growth
Coast to Capital is home to pioneering academic research and development facilities. A wide range of graduates live and work here, and four universities are located in the region. These have provided employers with over 41,000 graduates between 2007 and 2012, along with access to research facilities and academic specialists. Coast to Capital is home to both the internationally renowned Roffey Park, a leading management and leadership institute, as well as the Gatwick Diamond, a bustling hub of commerce which includes Gatwick Airport, making it a perfect place to establish and grow an internationally-focused business.
Perfectly-Positioned for Globally-Minded Businesses
The Coast to Capital region enjoys connectivity with UK and international business destinations via air, rail, road and sea. All urban centres in the region are within one hour of international airports and ports, and their proximity to both London and Gatwick - the UK's second international airport - keeps businesses directly in the heart of profitable markets.
High-Quality Sites in High-Demand Areas
The region offers investors a diverse range of development sites with excellent transport and communication infrastructure. Thales UK, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Varian have all chosen premier business park locations within the area, such as Manor Royal Business District in Crawley. Other business parks include the impressive Broadlands Business Campus, superbly located within 23 acres of landscaped parkland, and Shoreham Port on the English Channel. Supply of property has generally kept pace with demand, driving steady development at strategic sites and commercial centres. Meanwhile, substantial investment in the region's transport and communications infrastructure, particularly broadband, has proven very attractive to investors looking for high quality properties at strategic sites.