Get to know Surrey

Why Invest in Surrey?

Hear from the Invest In Surrey team and key business leaders from across the region on why Surrey is the UK’s best location to do business.

With innovation at the centre of its economic growth strategy, more than 100,000 businesses already call Surrey home.

Easy International Access

Surrey and the South-East has the highest number of foreign owned businesses operating anywhere in the UK.

Neighbouring London, Surrey benefits from a wide range of international owners due to it’s easy access to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports and close proximity to Southampton and Portsmouth docks.

Surrey’s access to international travel and it’s enviable amount of green space makes Surrey first choice for internationally minded businesses locating and relocating in the UK.


With Unrivalled quality of life

Surrey is able to offer business owners and their staff an enriched location through it’s unrivalled quality of life.

Surrey is the most tree covered area in the UK and recently named top of the UK’s ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live’ award and the UK’s Vitality Index/

Surrey has comprehensive net-zero objectives for the region and can reward businesses who prioritise sustainability with a ready workforce with high quality living standards.

Living in Surrey

and talented People

If you are looking for a highly skilled workforce, there’s no better location than Surrey. The region has the highest population of 16-64 NVQ Level 4 or higher, in the UK, and are in the top 3 for highest number of people employed in professional occupations.

Surrey’s connectivity, quality of life and international business make-up enables the region to easily draw in talent from around the world.

In Surrey you’ll find 4 world class universities, a prestigious research park and the global number one university incubator producing the skills and expertise of the future workforce.

Innovation & Skills

Surrey at a glance

Surrey Values Business

In Surrey, we value your business. The Invest in Surrey team is on hand to provide location support and guidance to businesses considering investing, setting up, or growing in the region. We'll provide you with a single point of contact to support you through your journey in Surrey.

For businesses of scale, we are able to work on land assembly and bespoke development on the basis of a pre-let and long-term lease. Surrey is a desirable place to do business and we'll do all we can to help you choose Surrey.

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More than 100,000 businesses already call Surrey home. Find out how we can help you today.