Brighton’s workforce ranks 5th in the country for qualifications behind Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and London. The number of people with degree level qualifications is growing fast and is already 30% higher than the national figure.
Brighton is home to some of the world’s most successful and innovative brands including American Express, Legal & General, BUPA International, EDF Energy and Mott McDonald.
Superb access to national and international markets with excellent connectivity. City of London within 50 minutes, London Gatwick Airport within 30 minutes, 70 miles from London Heathrow Airport and 100 miles from the Channel Tunnel.
A sizeable and evident entrepreneurial spirit across a range of business and commercial sectors with a burgeoning TMT sector, evident from employers such as Unity Technologies, Jellyfish, Brandwatch, Riot Games and iCrossing among others.
Brighton is a key driver of the wider regional economy, with an unemployment rate of just 0.9% (Dec-17). It is an important employment hub and provider of skilled labour, where half of Brighton’s residents are between 20-49 driving a young, dynamic workforce.
2 Internationally renowned Universities, Sussex and Brighton, providing 36,000 students, 8,000 postgraduates and over 5,000 international students.
BA state of the art 5G testbed has been set up in Brighton to help businesses across the UK develop new products and services. Situating the testbed in Brighton further enhances its growing international reputation for creativity and innovation, particularly in the digital sector which contributes over £1bn per annum to the city’s economy.
It’s no surprise that Brighton was voted “Happiest City in the UK” in June 2017 by OnePoll with over 400 independent shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues along North Laine, complimented by quality housing stock, excellent cultural and leisure facilities with the added benefit of the natural environment to the south and north.