Financial and Professional Business Services
“Bristol & Bath is one of the UK’s most productive financial & professional services city regions outside London, employing over 33,500 people” (CityUK, July 2018).
The Bristol & Bath region is now a primary alternative to London with many major national and international companies locating head office functions here. Banks in the region are harnessing the deep pool of technology and digital skills – many businesses located here have successfully developed innovative financial services models.
Big players such as Lloyds, AXA, Royal Sun Alliance and NatWest have based themselves in the region and Hargreaves Lansdown and Cheltenham & Gloucester have become major international players from here, employing nearly 20,000 people between them, alongside over 250 other financial and professional organisations. Lloyds, having been established here since 1988, is one of the five largest employers in the region with 3,500 employees based here.
- Burges Salmon
- Hargreaves Lansdown
- Simmons & Simmons
- Royal Sun Alliance