Cardiff is in every sense a capital city. Young, fast growing and transformational, the capital of Wales has an enviable reputation for its connected businesses community, international sports venues, cutting-edge media and a lifestyle that ranks among the best in Europe.

Less than two hours from London, with excellent transport and super-fast broadband, Cardiff is one of Europe’s best-connected and most competitive destinations.

Cardiff is a high-growth city which already benefits from the qualities that define competitive locations – from commerciality, connectivity and environment, to culture, character and quality of life and opportunity.

  • Capital city of Wales
  • Closest European capital to London
  • City-region population of 1.5 million
  • 75,000 students across 3 universities
  • Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group which represents 20 of the UK’s leading universities
  • 40% of the workforce qualified to degree level
  • Cardiff came top in a study by website MoneySuperMarket (Sept 2014). The study ranked the UK’s 12 largest cities by measuring a range of key economic indicators such as house price growth and rental costs, salaries and disposable income growth, living costs and “life satisfaction”.