When you consider where you want to work or where you want to set up a new business, the economy is not the only factor you have to consider. Of course you need a profitable place to do business, but quality of life is also a deciding factor for you and your employees. Swindon delivers what you need in terms of lifestyle – from affordable housing to efficient office space, leisure facilities to shopping and events. Here are six ways you can enjoy living, working, and developing a business in Swindon and the surrounding area.
1. Swindon Offers the Best of Both Worlds
A good work-life balance requires access to the amenities and facilities of a large modern town, but also the chance to escape the hectic urban environment and relax in the countryside. Swindon has its urban advantages but it is also close to areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Marlborough Downs, Savernake Forest, and the Cotswolds.
2. Versatile and Cost Effective Office Space
Swindon and the surrounding area have advantages over other places in the South West such as Bristol because it offers office space at more affordable rates. The mixture of different types of office space is also appealing to businesses. Greenfield sites such as thedorcancomplex.com attract companies looking for high quality and versatile accommodation, while the town centre also has a range of different offices for rent in varying configurations, with full modern amenities.
3. A Mix of Cultures and People
Swindon is a vibrant and fast-developing place and as such it attracts a wide range of people. The mixture of races, cultures, ideologies and ages makes it a good place to live and a good place to run a business, due to the diverse pool of talent from which to draw employees.
4. Swindon has History and Modernity
The modern redevelopment of the town is attractive to companies and also to individuals looking for a vibrant place to live. Regeneration is turning the town into a better place to live and work. But the town also has a strong history and is surrounded by places like Avebury and the Ridgeway, which attract tourists from all over the world.
5. Enjoy Culture and Entertainment
Businesses don’t thrive unless employees (and owners) can access good forms of entertainment and culture during their time off. Swindon is home to a range of musical, artistic, cultural and literary endeavours and organisations including theatres, dance studios, museums and art galleries.
6. Diversity of Business and Industry
Swindon is one of the fastest-growing towns in Europe for business and much of its success is due to a healthy mix of different types of business and industry. Swindon is home to both light industry and heavy industry, manufacturing and communications, pharmaceuticals and financial services, and much more. If you are looking for business links with companies in your field, you are sure to find them in Swindon.