Wales’ capital city is already a leading tourism and retail destination, and an established high quality business location with first class transport links and easy access to London.
Cardiff’s big advantage is having a highly supportive devolved pro-business Government behind it and a proactive Cardiff City Council.
We are used to realising big ambitions for the city, for instance:
- World class venues such as the Millennium Stadium and Millennium Centre.
- Ultra-modern shopping centres such as St David’s, anchored by John Lewis’ biggest store outside of London
- St David's Shopping Centre, Cardiff - UK top ten retail location (Source: Going Shopping 2013: the definitive guide to shopping centres, PDF, 840KB, by Trevor Wood Assoc.)
- Major regeneration projects such as Cardiff Bay, widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the UK.
The latest big ambition is the development of Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone, a 140 acre (56.656 hectare) new business district to be developed in the heart of the city centre, right beside a major city centre station hub with first class transport links to London.
Assigning Enterprise Zone status to such an accessible location within the city centre, emphasises the Welsh Government’s commitment to seeing Cardiff grow as an international business location and will enable the business infrastructure investment required to complement the city centre’s impressive leisure and retail assets.
One of the main reasons Cardiff is the chosen location for large office based functions of major employers is the quality of the people. This is why the following companies chose to locate and grow here:
- Admiral Insurance (headquartered in Cardiff)
- Automobile Association
- Cunningham Lindsey
- Hugh James
- Legal & General (largest UK office in Cardiff)
- Lloyds TSB
- Peter Evans
- Target Group
Also see 'Who's already here'.
Capital business city...
Cardiff offers the high quality business location you would expect from a city but with competitive operating costs. This is another reason why Cardiff has such a strong reputation for business investment and re-investment.
And there’s plenty of capacity as Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone grows as a premier location for business. With the imminent electrification of the city region’s urban rail network (as part of the electrification of the Great Western Mainline), employers will soon have even easier access to the city region’s skilled labour force of 1.4m people.