Best place to raise a family
PWC named the South West as the best place to live in the UK and raise a family according to its latest ‘Future of Government’ report, which surveyed over 4,000 across the UK.
The West of England is one of the most economically successful regions outside London, with a highly skilled workforce and thriving tech, professional services and aerospace industries.
Education and health provision are ranked as being amongst the best and are freely available at the point of use for UK residents.
A connected place
Our world-class transport links mean businesses can be in London in less than two hours using our fast direct rail links, or in one of hundreds of international locations using our regional airports.
Fast, major motorways link the region in all directions providing access to the majority of the UK population, and a deep water port in Bristol provides excellent connectivity to the US and the rest of the world.
Working with Bristol Port and partners in the West of England, we are leading the development of 5G in the UK with government. Our 5G Logistics project programme will develop products and services to support operations at Bristol Port and Gravity as developments move forward.
Bristol Airport is committed to positive action to tackle climate change and is a key partner in the Future of Flight project. The airport provides bespoke corporate services as well as business and leisure routes, with plans for expansion and new services to meet international business requirements.
A place to enjoy
The South West has globally celebrated culture and opportunities to experience the best of the UK’s landscapes and attractions.
From its globally recognised street artwork by Banksy, to popular museums across its cities and towns the region caters for all interests and tastes.
It some of the UK’s most attractive countryside, hundreds of miles of coastline and a famous cultural drawcard in its World Heritage site at Stonehenge.
There is an abundance of other historic landscapes within easy reach of the area. These include Exmoor National Park and designated Areas of National Beauty in the Quantocks, Mendip and Blackdown Hills.
People from across the UK come to the region to enjoy the theatre, music, food and drink in cities like Bristol and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. And Glastonbury festival has placed our region on an international stage for decades.
And there are great places to shop, in Bristol, Bath, Clarks Village and smaller towns like Frome which has thriving independent shops.