Norwich is packed with a mix of businesses from a wide range of sectors, including creative and digital industries, professional services, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental organisations. With a diverse high street and buzzing culture, retail and leisure is booming. While the Norwich Research Park and Cambridge–Norwich Tech Corridor draw talent from across Europe. Not to mention, the city is a hub for finance and insurance too.
There is still plenty of potential in the city to be unlocked, and it’s yours for the taking.
Norwich – and Norfolk – is a hub for advanced engineering, with over 95ha of development land available at established and very successful locations such as Hethel Engineering Centre and Norwich Airport. Both have ambitious development plans, and are offering attractive investment opportunities for advanced engineering, ancillary and aviation companies.Learn more
Financial, professional, and business service companies are thriving in Norwich, a long-standing centre of excellence. From large-scale, global corporates including Aviva, to family-run businesses specialising in niche areas, more companies in this sector are making Norwich their home.Learn more
Norwich is home to the Norfolk and Norwich (N&N) Hospital; one of the biggest trusts in the country, employing more than 10,000 staff. The N&N, along with University of East Anglia (UEA), Earlham Institute, Quadram Institute, John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory make up Norwich Research Park; one of the largest single-site concentrations of research in food, genomics and health in Europe, with world-leading credentials.Learn more
Norwich’s creative, digital and tech industry is booming, with digital tech businesses at the heart of our region’s growing economy. The University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts play a big role in the success of this industry, as well as the dynamic, innovative and supportive tech community in the area – which hosts regular meet-up events.Learn more
The East of England Energy Zone is unrivalled in the UK, with its unique mix of wind power, gas and nuclear energy production, with recognised Enterprise Zone status. The Norfolk coast is at the centre of the world’s largest market for offshore wind. Norfolk has the world’s largest windfarm in development, and the proposed development of Sizewell C nuclear power station will create 25,000 jobs.Learn more
The Maritime and Logistics sector within Norfolk and Suffolk has a workforce of 48,700 and 4,100 enterprises. Norwich is close to several key maritime and logistic locations, including Lowestoft (the most Easterly town in England!) which offers a wide range of extensive marine leisure facilities. Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn are also close by. Great Yarmouth is Britain’s principal port for the Southern North Sea Oil & Gas and renewable energy industries. It boasts a modern multipurpose facility consisting of a river port, and a deep water outer harbour. King’s Lynn is a regional hub for agricultural products, which offers extensive handling and storage facilities.Learn more
Opportunities for construction and property businesses in Norwich and Norfolk are ample, with North Norfolk recently listed as a top 10 property growth hotspot. We have a large and diverse property development sector, specialising in Passivhaus and sustainable design. Our strong economy and location for housing has driven economic success in the sector, with significant levels of employment across all related industries – employing approximately 70,000 people and supporting over 10,000 companies.Learn more