Welcome to Cardiff | capital city of Wales and the world’s closest capital to London
In the current economic climate there is little margin for error when considering locating, relocating or expanding your business. Affordability and location is crucial in determining the success or failure of your business. In this respect, Cardiff presents the capital opportunity.
Cardiff is a city transformed, and a city primed for investment.
On a number of measures we are the fastest growing city in the UK. We have one of the most skilled workforces in the country, and we regularly top the quality of life league tables. On top of this we have over 20 million annual visitors attracted to a city that has hosted some of the biggest events in the world – including Champions League Final, when the city put on a mesmerizing show for a global audience of over 1 billion. Our capital city is also home to world-class universities, cultural institutions and creative start-ups, major companies, entrepreneurs and innovators who are up there with the best in the world.
The city’s recent development has seen internationally competitive clusters emerge in the financial, creative, life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors, with some of the UK’s leading businesses in these sectors calling Cardiff home. And as a Capital City, business also has the Welsh Government on their doorstep as well as a host of national organisations and HQs to support their activities.
Cardiff has also benefitted from continued investment in our infrastructure, including the new South Wales Metro that will see more frequent, more reliable and faster trains accessing almost 100 Stations across the network. The regeneration of Central Square and surrounding area has the potential to support up to 30,000 jobs and will provide a whole new home for business in the heart of the city. This critical infrastructure puts Cardiff at the forefront of UK cities as an investment location.
In short, Cardiff is a great place to work, a great place to visit and a great place to invest.
Our success has been built on the Team Cardiff approach, where the public and private sector come together to support the city’s development. We have a reputation for delivering big projects on time, and on budget, and we will continue to work in partnership to deliver our aspirations for our city’s economy.
We will continue to grow as Cardiff’s vision becomes smarter, more sophisticated and more enterprising and to convert this potential we also need to promote our city to the world stage. We will deliver this by a series of commitments: