With a higher-than-average employment rate, the region is one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. We continue to attract talent from London, with 80 people per week re-locating to Bristol and Bath (Office of National Statistics).
Home to 1.1 million, with over 91 languages spoken, Bristol & Bath boasts over 46,000 businesses.
We have a global-first approach and a reputation for innovation, and our region contributes £40 billion to the UK economy. Businesses can maximise their potential, grow and develop by investing in Bristol & Bath.
From established to emerging sectors, our business ecosystem can help your business thrive. Our range of sectors include aerospace and advanced engineering to Fintech, creative and digital.
Our region has a highly-skilled workforce, with 28,000 under graduates and post graduates from our four top universities joining the talent pool each year. UWE Bristol ranked joint second in England for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020). The University of Bristol is developing a new £300 million innovation and enterprise campus. A further 14,000 students graduate each year from the six universities within a one-hour journey of Bristol & Bath.
As part of Invest Bristol & Bath’s bespoke offering, we support businesses in accessing the right talent. Through trusted partnerships with our local universities, colleges, schools and training providers, businesses can develop a future talent pipeline in order to thrive.
Our team will support businesses with salary benchmarking and jobs boards to attract the right talent.