Access to the UK economy

Watford businesses can reach over half the UK economy within one hour – Greater London, the South East and the East of England are the powerhouse regions of the UK economy.

  • London is the world leader in financial services with the City of London just 15 to 20 minutes from Watford
  • For Creative Digital companies, London is a 15-minute train ride
  • Cambridge and Hertfordshire are home to one of the world’s foremost concentrations of life sciences and pharmaceuticals
  • The concentration of advanced engineering and innovation in Birmingham and the West Midlands are all within easy reach by road and rail

Access to international markets

With six international airports within one hour, Watford based businesses can quickly access markets across Europe and beyond.  Each of the six airports have extensive connections across Europe.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham International offer long haul direct flights to the USA, India, China and other key global markets.

Watford’s proximity to the M25 provides quick access to the UK’s main cargo ports – Felixstowe, Dover, London Thamesport and others on the south coast of England.

The Future Fund provides government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.

Applications close on Sunday 31 January https://t.co/berqGSeVXJ

The 2021 Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs is open.

These awards support young entrepreneurs in the UK who are looking to enter the creative industries and who have a desire to create and sustain social value through their enterprise. https://t.co/fUV9cUz2Sa

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