About Wycombe district
Wycombe district is located in the Chiltern Hills, 30 miles from central London. It is a mainly rural area with most people living in or around the towns of High Wycombe, the riverside town of Marlow and historic market town of Princes Risborough. The area is known for its furniture-making tradition which continues to this day.
Wycombe has a broad-based economy and forms part of the globally significant Thames-Valley economic sub-region. The district has become a hub for the creative industries, media and green business sectors. Wycombe District Council and its partners are committed to ensuring that regeneration takes place across the district. Examples include the opening of the Eden regional shopping centre and the redevelopment of the Bucks New University campus in central High Wycombe.
What makes the Wycombe district good for business?
- Excellent transport links. Good access to the M25/M40/M4 corridor with access to London Marylebone in under 25 minutes by train. Heathrow airport is just 20 miles away, with an express bus service available from High Wycombe.
- Excellent education infrastructure underpinning a highly skilled workforce. High Wycombe is home to Bucks New University. Buckinghamshire is renowned for the quality of its schools. It is home to a number of grammar schools as well as Wycombe Abbey girls’ school which regularly tops league tables.
- Set within the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) providing a high quality of life. Over 70 per cent of the district is within the Chilterns AONB offering walking, cycling and other leisure opportunities.
- Outstanding leisure and cultural opportunities for all. London Wasps Premiership rugby team play in High Wycombe, with the ground also hosting the Wycombe Wanderers football club. There is an Olympic sized swimming pool in High Wycombe. The district is also home to Wycombe Air Park - one of the busiest general aviation airfields in the UK.
- A strong and proud tradition in creative industries which is still thriving today. Wycombe is well known for its furniture making tradition. This heritage has been complemented by new creative industries. Wycombe is in the top 25 local authority areas in terms of the percentage of the total workforce employed in the creative sector.
Moving to Wycombe
A variety of sites are available in Wycombe district that will satisfy all types of business, from multinationals looking for new headquarters, to small businesses looking to expand or relocate.
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