Situated in the centre of England, Northampton has always had a proud tradition of manufacturing and commerce. Since its designation as a “new city” in 1968, Northampton has enjoyed a relatively stable period of growth, even as industries have come and gone. Once the UK’s leading manufacturer of leather shoes, Northampton is now home to several major employers including Avon, Barclaycard and Coca Cola.
Located just off the M1, Northampton is within easy driving distance of both Birmingham and London. The city is also well-served by mainline train services, connecting to the North of England and Scotland. This high level of connectivity is just one reason that Northampton was named the “best place in the UK to start and run a business” in 2014.
Already home to Barclaycard, Pavilion Drive is Northampton’s premier business park and a prestigious address for serviced offices. When connectivity is paramount, serviced offices at the Watford Gap Services on the M1 are just 67 miles from London.
For smaller businesses looking to take advantage of Northampton’s growth culture, co-working spaces offer a cost-effective way to establish a foothold in the city. The central location of Northampton also makes it a perfect place to host conferences and presentations, using one of the many meeting rooms Regus has available in the city.