North of England
The North of England’s diverse regional economy is worth over 320 billion GBP - more than Austria, Belgium, Norway and Sweden.
Scotland Northern Ireland North of England Wales Midlands South of England
54 billion GBP
of goods exported in 2016
of the UK economy
of university students are from overseas
universities ranked in the world's top 100
foreign-owned businesses in 2015
of UK's 10 largest cities Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield
new homes needed each year to 2035
Strategic markets: science, manufacturing, property and finance
World-leading design and a heritage of manufacturing know-how and a growing skilled population delivers global innovative products and an abundance of R&D. These are some of the reasons that the region attracts a range of sectors.
Science and manufacturing
There is a pioneering engineering base supporting major aerospace and automotive companies. As a major health and life sciences hub, the region conducts 30% of all the UK’s clinical studies.
You’ll get a higher yield rate on property investment than in London. There is an established Grade A office market across the key northern cities. Residential property prices and demand are both set to rise.
Finance and business
It is one of the largest concentrations of financial and business services in Europe. The region employs 11 times more people than Frankfurt.
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