Ranked highly for driving economic growth, Guildford is competing with Cambridge as the area with the strongest and most robust economy, offering businesses and investors opportunity for development, expansion and growth.
Guildford is a productive hub that is a bubbling base for a huge number of state-of-the-art technology companies and a leading hub for gaming companies in Europe. It’s also home to the internationally important 5G Innovation Centre located on the University of Surrey Campus, which is driving future mobile technologies and Internet of Things applications.
Guildford’s economy is one of the most vibrant outside London, featuring regularly in the top five in various economic league tables. Given its presence just 30 miles from London and good connectivity to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the Borough attracts a strong network of entrepreneurs and investors. The economy has grown from one with a relatively high public sector and manufacturing element to one with a much higher proportion of high growth sectors such as gaming, cyber security, life sciences and telecoms.