Victoria Street, Windsor, SL4
Windsor is home to some of the largest global companies such as Centrica, British Gas, Golfbreaks, Nintendo and Konami. What attracts them to this region?
Windsor is situated in the heart of the Thames Valley, an economically strong region which has the highest labour productivity in the UK outside of London at 23% above the national average.
The Thames Valley accommodates over 45,400 enterprise businesses, including 260 large corporations and has a particularly high concentration of companies operating in the digital technologies, life sciences, energy and environment sectors. The key industries providing employment include information and communication, which provides almost 13% of jobs, and professional, scientific and technical activities, which provides around 11.5% of jobs.
Windsor is at the centre of the UK’s transport network, 12 miles west of Heathrow Airport, which operates about 475,000 flights a year serving 80.1 million passengers flying to 203 destinations in 84 countries, making it the busiest airport in Europe.
The region is set to benefit from the opening of Crossrail, which will allow passengers from the Thames Valley to catch one train all the way through central London, providing a direct link to a range of destinations, including the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.
Excellent transport links, beautiful countryside and the proximity to Heathrow Airport, make Berkshire and especially Windsor with its iconic, historical beauty and country parks, a very desirable place to set up business, relocate or find employment.