For businesses wanting a vibrant regional base, East Anglia as a relocation destination offers many compelling factors that are sure to appeal. The business community in East Anglia is rich and diverse ranging from sectors such as farming to high performance engineering.
Relocating to Cambridge has been seen as an attractive option for many companies for a number of years, who are drawn to the science park or start up and hi-tech business community.
Norwich relocation has been driven in recent years by an ever increasing number of financial services and insurance based firms all gravitating to the city making it the largest financial services centre outside of London.
For the relocating employee, the east of England hosts beautiful countryside and fabulous wide open spaces in counties such as Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The quality of life in the east is known to be one of the best in the country, with Cambridge and Ely both topping the table for the standards of living in UK regions.
The attractive beach retreat on the unspoilt east coastline, whether in Burnham Market, Hunstanton or Southwold, poses great opportunities for a holiday residence, investment prospect or a full-time property.
Business areas and industries in the east of England have shown much resilience to the economic climate in the past couple of years, being underpinned by extensive technology research and academic lead industries such as ARM, Lotus, Microsoft and Addenbrookes. The east currently has the second highest employment figures in the UK at 74.6%, proposing great opportunities to the region and highlighting its strength in the business world.
The area enjoys excellent transport and communication links to London and The Midlands whilst also entertaining the thriving city life and business centres. International airports, including London Stansted and Norwich International Airport are easily accessible and with recently upgraded rail services, many locations can now enjoy access to London in less than an hour.Back to UK Relocation Area Guides