Why Invest

Introducing Nottingham

Innovative, forward thinking and fast growing, Nottingham is a great place to live and has something to offer everyone – from a culturally rich city centre to picturesque villages in the countryside.

Nottingham is ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK, it is also the top city for small business growth and with the fastest growing fintech and life science sectors. Nottingham City is the biggest business centre in the East Midlands with many retail giants choosing Nottingham for their Head Office operations. Over 50 national and regional companies have chosen Nottingham as their headquarters including global giants like Boots, eon, Speedo, Experian, Capital One and Paul Smith. Nottingham leads the way in a number of industries including financial and business services, creative and digital, life sciences and advanced manufacturing, meaning that over 60% of the jobs in Nottingham are in knowledge intensive industries, well above the UK average.

Nottingham also boasts two universities in the heart of the city offering world-class education to over 60,000 students. A young and growing talent stream is retained post-graduation boosting local business and the City each year.

Key Stats

Why Choose Nottingham

Construction

£1bn has already been invested in Nottingham’s infrastructure.

Population Growth

328,000 people live in Nottingham.

Rental Market

Ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK

Highest Rental Yields

Yields in Nottingham city centre can reach up to 11%

House Prices

Property prices have increased by more than 10% in the last year.

Airport Access

Easy access to East Midland's Airport and excellect connections to London.

History

Nottingham is a city steeped in rich history that transcends all the way back to the 6th century when it was occupied by the Anglo-Saxons. During the Middle Ages, Nottingham excelled as a working class city. A weekly market began to took place as did the annual fair, and the town was mainly recognised for making woven wool. The nearby Sherwood Forest is believed to have been the home of the legendary heroic outlaw Robin Hood.

By the 20th century, Nottingham had continued to grow rapidly. A dual carriageway was built around the city and the local council commenced construction of several housing estates. Nottingham University was founded in 1948, while the Queens Medical Centre, Broad Marsh Shopping Centre and National Water Sports Centre were all opened in the 1970s. Now, Nottingham is ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. The city is viewed as a historical hotspot for tourists, is home to over 60,000 students, and is the headquarters of several large businesses.

Highlights

A Cultural City With Promising Growth

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    Over 60% of the jobs in Nottingham are in knowledge intensive industries, well above the UK average

  • 2.

    Nottingham has embarked on an intense period of economic regeneration, with a £250m redevelopment of the ‘Southern Gateway’ into the city centre underway

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    Nottingham is a great place to live and has something to offer everyone – from a culturally rich city centre to picturesque villages in the countryside

  • 4.

    Nottingham City is the biggest business centre in the East Midlands with many retail giants chosing Nottingham for their Head Office operations

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    Nottingham boasts two universities in the heart of the city offering world-class education to over 60,000 students

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    Ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK, the top city for small business growth

City Location

The proximity of major road links, including the M1, A1, A52, A46 and A42, means the city is easily accessible. Expansion of the award-winning tram network means visitors can get around easily. Over 70 trains a day run direct to London St. Pancras International, the capital is easy to reach with the fastest train taking 1hr 40mins.

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