Worcestershire is focused on the future tech market. Its key sectors include: Cyber security, advanced manufacturing, agri-tech and life sciences. 25% of all of the county’s professionals work within science, research, technology or engineering.
The Worcester area is home to some of the fastest growing businesses in the UK and world. They are part of the Midlands Engine, a thriving economy in the heart of the country. At the cutting edge of technology, a 5G industry 4.0 test bed, and home to an innovative tech accelerator.
Worcestershire is at the heart of UK manufacturing and home to many global engineering firms, such as Worcester Bosch, Yamazaki Mazak, Morgan Motor Company, Joy Global, Vax, Malvern Panalytical, GKN and QinetiQ.
Additionally, Worcestershire is also part of the West Midlands automotive cluster that includes Jaguar Land Rover, SAIC, BMW and Aston Martin and at the heart of an aerospace region where you’ll find Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, Moog and UTC.
The county is also at the centre of a regional network widely known as ‘cyber valley’. This is due to its proximity to important cyber security institutions such as QinetiQ, GCHQ and the SAS (the UK’s Special Armed Services) and to the density and range of cyber security firms clustered in the area.