Norwich is the regional capital of East Anglia and the main administrative, commercial and cultural centre with a regional catchment area of over 1,000,000 residents. Approximately 8,000 businesses and almost 127,000 jobs are based in the city. According to Cities Outlook 2012, Norwich is one of the UK's fastest-growing cities.
Norwich is home to thriving scientific and business communities so there's an impressive pool of talented people to draw on. Norwich has one of the highest graduate retention rates in the country with over 40% of UEA graduates living and working locally.
Norwich is home to 26 national and regional business headquarters with major sectors including financial services, food and agriculture, advanced engineering and manufacturing, tourism and creative industries. Rental costs of premises and offices in Norfolk are around 45-55% less expensive than Cambridge and industrial rents are 60-70% less.
14% of companies in Norwich (1 in 7) report annual turnover in excess of £1 million, which is significantly higher than the national average of 10.2%.
Norwich International Airport is only 15 minutes from the city centre with worldwide links through Amsterdam's Schipol Airport (3 flights daily with a journey time of under 50 minutes) and many scheduled flights to destinations across the UK. The airport is just 20 mins from the Park by taxi. Trains run half hourly to nearby Cambridge and London.