The people to power your business

Our area boasts excellent demographics. More than half a million people work in and around Leicestershire and a working population of over 1 million lives within 45 minutes drive time. Leicester is famously ethnically diverse: the working population speaks 35 languages, helping the city to forge very strong global business connections. Home to companies like NEXT, Dunelm, Centrica and Samworth Brothers, Leicester and the wider region also has a reputation for advanced manufacturing and a particular expertise in the following sectors:

  • space and aerospace
  • automotive
  • environmental & renewable technologies
  • high performance engineering
  • motor sports
  • rail and logistics
  • food production

Three world class universities

Leicestershire boasts three distinguished universities. Between them De Montfort University, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester create nearly 15,000 graduates a year, providing local businesses with some of the UK’s brightest talent in fields including space exploration, biomedical science, engineering and the creative industries.