Sector Strengths

The combination of modern facilities and infrastructure coupled with the legacy of accumulated knowledge and skills has enabled Telford to sustain and develop its role as a critical economic cluster within the national economy.

'Enterprise Telford', our inward investment support programme assists large-scale relocation projects for international and UK companies alike and our 'can-do' business attitude has facilitated a great number of investment wins, most notably landing the UK’s largest inward investment in a decade in 2018, Magna Cosma onto our flagship T54 advanced engineering business park.

Our team supports a diverse business profile raising our status as an attractive business destination. The Department for International Trade have created an international campaign highlighting Telford as the key UK location to attract companies wishing to enter and innovate within the fast moving agri-tech sector.

Telford is a town that offers strength through sector diversity, specialism, and supply chain opportunities with access to multiple Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers.

A town rich in heritage and innovation, with strengths in manufacturing, advanced engineering, automotive, agri-tech, food & drink and digital. Telford offers a world class offer for any investor, which is why 1500 companies have chosen to relocate to Telford over the last 20 years, with over 150+ from overseas countries.

The economic performance, as measured by GVA per capita, has tended to outperform that achieved nationally. Telford hosts the largest manufacturing sector as a proportion of the local economy in the region, equivalent to over a fifth of the locally produced GVA (compared to 10% UK national average). The relative concentration has provided the basis for the development of a cluster of high technology manufacturing enterprises.