Milton Keynes benefits from a fruitful coexistence of government and private sector activity, focused mainly on research, technology and IT services. This is in part due to its ideal position between the university towns of Cambridge and Oxford. It is also close to the UK’s two biggest cities, London and Birmingham.
Benefitting from above-average economic growth, Milton Keynes has consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top five cities. It is ranked fifth in the UK for business startups.
Milton Keynes is truly unique by design. It’s the only UK city has been specifically designed for business growth from its very inception. One of the UK’s fastest growing cities that offers people a great place to live, work and visit, and is home to over 14,000 businesses. Located in a strong growth region, and described as being in the arc of cities of the UK’s Silicon Valley, an area of national and international importance with exceptional growth potential.
Milton Keynes is home to several national and international companies, notably Argos, Domino’s Pizza, Marshall Amplification, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen Group, Red Bull Racing and Yamaha Music Europe. Santander UK and the Open University are major employers locally.