Discover a city of entrepreneurs and innovation. Nottingham has a long history of blazing a trail, from the discovery of Ibuprofen, the MRI scanner and the Speedo RZR swimsuit to HP Sauce.

Nottingham is home to top-class companies from blue-chip HQs like Boots, Experian and Capital One, to waves of upcoming innovative creative and technology firms at BioCity and in the Creative Quarter that offer real opportunities for career progression.

Our tram network serves 30 of the largest Nottingham employers and we have a multi-award winning bus network.  Nottingham’s travel to work times are among the shortest in the UK.


There’s a vast array of opportunities for tech start-ups in Nottingham due to the presence of major corporates, new firms with great ideas, its Creative Quarter and two world-class universities.

Talent is easy to source, the city’s faculties and cultural vibe matches their outlook on life, and the availability of locations at comparatively low cost.

Co-working office space Accelerate Nottingham specialises in creating working environments suitable for growing tech companies. It combines attractive facilities with great connectivity and support services, tailored to disruptive businesses seeking to transform their markets.

Hundreds of business events and meet-ups take place in the city. Notable tech meet-ups include Nott Tuesday, Tech Nottingham and Women in Tech.

Who’s here: TDX group, Experian, Capital One, Ikano Bank, Bizfitech


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Nottingham has a history of breakthrough discoveries and continues to be a focus for new scientific thought. It is this heritage that has created one of the fastest growing life science clusters in the UK.

The city employs over 38,000 people across 14,000 life science and healthcare related companies.

Medilink East Midlands is the Nottingham-based life sciences and healthcare association with a network of more than 3,400 contacts in over 600 organisations, from multinationals to start-ups, as well as the NHS and universities around the world.

We’re home to the country’s first Enterprise Zone for the sector, as well as one of Europe’s largest life science business incubators, BioCity.

Who’s here: Boots, Sygnature Discovery, Novozymes


A city with creativity and innovation at its core, Nottingham has become a centre for digital media and creative industries.

Establishment of the city’s Creative Quarter has seen new wave of design and development talent in the city, playing host to the UK’s only national videogame arcade, one of the few Dolby Digital studios outside London, and the city’s own television channel, alongside design agencies, apps developers and digital production houses.

Over 3,400 companies trail blaze in digital, publishing, film, programming and games development.  The creative and digital sector employs close to 34,000 people in the city.

The average digital salary in Nottingham is just over £44,000.

Nottingham is home to two centres to foster emerging businesses – Antenna, a dedicated digital media centre, and the Broadway Media Centre, a hub for creative talents. The city’s culture of networking and collaboration can support your business, combined with production, exhibition and training spaces for film and digital media specialists.

Who’s here: Notts TV, Deep Silver Dambuster, Sumo Digital


Nottingham is the financial centre of the East Midlands. The finance and business services sector employs over 75,000 people in the city, and contributes £4 billion to the local economy.

Nottingham is home to a fast-growing niche financial technology sector of businesses using data analytics to drive new insight for business and win new clients across the world.

With a highly-skilled workforce, lower than average office costs (£19.5sq/ft compared to London’s £87.5sq/ft) and salary costs, an established business community and excellent connectivity to national and international markets, it is clear why big-name businesses have chosen Nottingham as a base for their operations.

Who’s here: Capital One, Experian, Ikano Bank, TDX, Geldards LLP, Eversheds LLP,KPMG, Browne Jacobson


A base in Nottingham puts you at the centre of regional and national supply-chains across the UK’s most important industries.

14% of Nottingham’s workforce in manufacturing, in industries as diverse as automotive development, aerospace, food and drink and healthcare.

State-of-the-art research facilities at our two world-class universities have drawn large scale companies to the area. We’re also the perfect home for niche advanced manufacturing businesses, who can benefit from a network of business innovation centres and sectoral incubation hubs, such as Nottingham Cleantech Centre and The University of Nottingham Innovation Park.

Who’s here: Boots, Rolls Royce, Romax Technology, Reckitt Benckiser