University graduands walking past fountain
Courtesy: Weston College

Talent and skills

The region has a highly skilled workforce, with 10,000 graduates from our four top universities joining the talent pool each year.  Locally, we are investing in apprenticeships and skills development to ensure that our home-grown talent have the expertise to contribute to our vibrant business economy.

Bristol & Bath are home to the most skilled workforce of any English core city region with a higher employment rate than any other major English city.

GWR Train at Temple Meads station platform with glass fronted university building in the background

Connections

The Bristol & Bath region is well connected to the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond.  Situated close to key motorway and rail routes, with easy access to London, Cardiff, the Midlands and other UK regions.  Bristol Airport offers over 100 flights per day to a growing list of national and international destinations. 

Our smart city region is home to a 5G testbed and the UK’s most productive tech cluster, providing world class digital connectivity.

Business and innovation

Our thriving economy is fuelled by businesses in high-value growth sectors including aerospace, technology, creative industries and energy. 

We are home to SETsquared, the world’s best university incubator and have a strong track record of commercial success in bringing research and innovation to market.

The region is a great place to live and work, rich in culture and heritage, from vibrant, diverse cities to spectacular countryside and coast.

The unique combination of talent, opportunity and culture in the region makes locating in Bristol & Bath a positive strategic decision.