The Basildon district area is one of the largest economies in the UK and home to the R&D and manufacturing units of many global businesses including the Ford Motor Company, Selex Communications, Gardner Aerospace and Case New Holland, which produces the world’s fastest-selling tractors.
More than £200 million has been invested in Basildon’s R&D sector over recent years. Basildon is also attractively placed to benefit from growth at Shell Haven in Thurrock, which is the largest container port in Europe. Basildon also ranks among the top 35 most competitive business sites in the UK.
Basildon is the largest economy in Essex and a significant driver of regional and national growth. Basildon’s business base has increased rapidly in recent years and the borough is now home to 7,725 thriving businesses. A significant number of these have particular strengths in the Digital, Creative and ICT sector and the Advanced Manufacturing sector.