Located in the west of Suffolk, St Edmundsbury covers a mainly rural area supported by the two thriving market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill. Close to Cambridge, and on the A14, the area is well placed for both Stansted and Norwich airports as well as East Coast ports.
As an area of marked economic growth, the largest employment sectors in the area are currently public services, manufacturing and retail/ wholesome, with a growing tourist industry.
Bury St Edmunds is an attractive, unspoilt historic market town, with a diverse range of businesses and employers spread throughout the town, as well as 12 business parks and industrial estates. The town’s future business growth will primarily be focussed at Suffolk Business Park which is 68 hectares of allocated employment land on the eastern side of Bury St Edmunds. The town has maintained a relatively steady position throughout the downturn and benefitted from £100m of inward investment in the form of the arc, a stunning extension to the retail core of Bury St Edmunds that opened 3 years ago and moved the town into the top 150 retail rankings.
Haverhill was originally a Victorian manufacturing town and is the fifth largest town in Suffolk. It is a town which has attracted interest from high-tec and pharmaceutical businesses in recent years, sitting just 18 miles from Cambridge and 21 miles from Stansted Airport. It boasts the UK bulk manufacturing base of Genzyme Ltd as well as Sigma Aldrich and Indian based Intas/Accord Pharmaceuticals. Haverhill has a number of business parks and industrial estates, with future business growth focussed at Haverhill Business Park and Haverhill Research Park.
Find out more here: www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/business
Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council have launched the West Suffolk business fact pack; promoting growth, relocation and start-ups”, which includes invaluable information on lifestyle, education, housing, infrastructure, together with town profiles and business case studies – all to show potential investors that choosing West Suffolk is a sound business decision.
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