Investment Space, Investment Opportunity
As the south-east is overheating, with staggering costs, and a shortage of land to develop, more and more businesses are moving north. Traditionally Lincolnshire has always been a popular location, with a strong heritage in many sectors. Over the past few years this region has really begun to shine as an exceptionally attractive destination to live, work and invest.
Greater Lincolnshire is currently going through an unprecedented era of growth. We are undoubtedly one of the investment hot spots of the UK, with more and more businesses discovering how refreshingly undemanding and profitable it is to run a business from here.
The area is unique. From the Humber to the wash, covering 2,700 miles with a population of 1.1 million, an historic city, vibrant market towns and the UK’s largest port by tonnage, it offers real, tangible space to invest and grow with easy access to markets across all sectors. These include:
- Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing specifically power engineering)
We offer an unrivalled life style for the cost of living, excellent career opportunities within innovative companies, and the kind of infrastructure that supports global operations.
Lincolnshire currently has:
- 14 sites earmarked for housing development
- Three food enterprise zones available for food companies and their supply chain
- Ten hotel sites ready for development
- A wide range of employment sites, business centres and commercial space
Our thriving universities are some of the fastest growing in the UK; giving access to a growing talent pool, fuelling academia and providing a skilled workforce. Open space and fresh air regulate and invigorate innovation. High quality academic institutions and an excellent standard of living make it easy for businesses to sustain growth.
We are home to some of the most pioneering educational institutions in the UK including the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, The School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln, CATCH training – a unique training facility supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewables sectors, Modal – providers of logistics training for maritime, ports, wind energy, offshore, road and rail, the Lincoln University Technical College (UTC) and the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.
Developing our skills sector is of paramount importance to the GLLEP. We understand that it is crucial to support employers to upskill and re-train their staff. By working with the private sector to address challenges means that we are prepared for future growth. Feedback from our businesses that are already operating here consistently tells us that the great thing about Lincolnshire is there is a real appetite for ‘getting things done’! Whether working with small businesses or a large commercial organisation there is a belief and vision driving growth. There is a positive and dynamic feel that runs through the business community that is unmatched by other destinations. Businesses, academic institutions and the public sector working together to ensure the region flourishes!
Some of the companies who have already invested in Lincolnshire include:
- Northrop Grumman (Park Air Systems Ltd)
- Able UK
- Moy Park
On a practical level we have access to an impressive business toolkit to support your investment journey, and we embrace all those who are looking to invest in Lincolnshire and its communities.
We will guide you through every step of relocating or growing your business in Greater Lincolnshire by ensuring your requirements are addressed and fast tracked where possible to accelerate your re-location or growth. From funding and recruitment, to raising the profile of your company, we can offer practical help and advice on a diverse range of subjects.
'The great thing about Lincolnshire is that there is a real appetite for getting things done! Whether we’re working with a small business or a large commercial organisation there’s a belief and vision that’s driving growth. Everyone we meet is positive, and the quality of life is a great plus point when we are recruiting talent to meet our ambitious growth plans'.