Welcome to Yorkshire and Humber, the European hotspot for business

Welcome to YorkshireWith a regional economy worth over £80bn, one of the largest concentrations of universities in Europe attracting over £340m of research investment, extensive domestic and international transport links, and multi-million pound investment in high-speed next generation broadband, it’s not hard to see why Yorkshire & Humber is the best place for business in the UK. (OMIS Research 2006)

Leeds, one of the region’s top cities, is officially the most important centre for financial and professional services outside London, with one of the highest economic growth rates of any UK city.

And with a GDP large enough to rank the region alongside the top 20% of the world’s national economies, you may be surprised to find that we remain one of the most competitive locations in terms of doing business. With operating costs up to 20% lower than the UK average.

Welcome to YorkshireWith a population of over 5 million, the region is larger than Ireland or Norway, and provides over 10% of the UK’s total graduates.

The region’s academic excellence and industry expertise has established Yorkshire & Humber as the leading European centre for innovation, in some of the world’s fastest growing industry sectors.

From healthcare technologies to advanced engineering and materials, cutting edge clean energy solutions to electronics, food processing to e-learning, Yorkshire & Humber is the UK’s best location for business to exploit new technologies and market opportunities.

So now we’ve told you just a few of the reasons why business comes naturally to Yorkshire and Humber.

How we can help you…

This website is your guide to doing business in the Yorkshire and Humber region and a gateway to a wide range of free services and support, covering everything from guidance on how to access world class R&D expertise to information on financial incentives, recruitment and training. Find out how you can succeed in one of the UK’s most profitable areas.

Welcome to Yorkshire.

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