The digital technology industry is powering the growth of local economies across the UK. However, it is not the sole preserve of larger metropolitan cities. Areas such as Guildford, Aldershot, Slough and Heathrow have significantly higher digital tech density and the highest levels of employment and tech turnover, suggesting that the UK has emerging digital suburbs. This finding challenges the conventional view that UK tech activity is based in large cities.
Aldershot offers excellent rail and road links to the capital and is a unique opportunity for business. Gatwick and Heathrow airports are a short drive, and the UK’s premier business airport – TAG Farnborough, home of the famous Farnborough Airshow – is on the doorstep.
More than 2750 business are based in the borough of Rushmoor, including national and multi-national companies IBM, CSC, Marks & Spencer, QinetiQ and BAE Systems. Aldershot’s strong military and aviation roots have helped shape the area’s thriving technology industry.