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Invest Plymouth

The Invest Plymouth service provides a dedicated single point of contact for inward investors and existing businesses to access information, advice, and guidance about setting up and growing a business in the city.

The team can aid businesses in navigating the support ecosystem, identify suitable commercial premises, provide networking and engagement opportunities, and provide ongoing support through the Business Relationship Programme.

For further information and advice on relocating or growing your business in Plymouth, visit the Invest Plymouth website.

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Key Sectors

Advanced Manufacturing

Plymouth benefits from a thriving and varied advanced engineering sector, which includes medical, defence, transport, pipeline, composite and marine technologies. The city has a long history of innovation and engineering excellence, with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies based in Plymouth.

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Business Services

Plymouth boasts a thriving Business Services sector, offering a wide array of financial and professional services. This sector is home to leading commercial law firms, accountants, management consultants, and recruitment companies.

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Creative Industries

Plymouth has a diverse and dynamic ecosystem spanning design, advertising, marketing, crafts, TV, video, radio, photography, publishing, fashion, software services, museums, galleries, libraries, music and performing and visual arts.

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Home to the largest naval base in Western Europe, Plymouth is due to welcome one of the most expensive items on the UK balance sheet, Dreadnought. In preparation, investments of over £1 billion will secure submarine and nuclear work for the next 70 years.

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A dynamic and diverse sector of digital innovation thrives in Plymouth, encompassing advertising, design, digital and ICT music publishing radio and television software, computer games, electronic publishing, video, film photography, visual and performing arts.

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Floating Offshore Wind

Plymouth is strategically located on the South Coast of England with clear steaming routes to the Western Approaches. It is the largest and best-connected city in the Great South West area with robust rail, road and sea connections.

Floating Offshore Wind on Invest Plymouth


Plymouth is a global centre of excellence for marine science and technology, with one of the largest clusters of expertise in Europe.

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Medical, Health and life Science

Plymouth’s growing cluster of innovative life sciences companies utilises the area’s technology infrastructure, resulting in a healthy mix of established and emerging companies across medical device and diagnostics, biologics and biotech, contract research organisations and pharmaceuticals.

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Tourism and Leisure

Known as Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth is internationally renowned as a leading UK tourist destination. Visitors from around the world are welcomed to a city that provides a diverse cultural experience and a perfect base for enjoying the city’s surroundings, land and marine.

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