Cardiff is in every sense a capital city. Young, diverse, fast growing and vibrant, the capital of Wales has an enviable reputation for its connected business community, world-class sports venues, rich cultural heritage and a lifestyle that ranks among the best in Europe.

With excellent transport links, super-fast broadband, attractive operating costs and talented workforce, Cardiff has established itself as one of Europe’s best-connected and most competitive business locations.

  • Capital city of Wales
  • Closest European capital to London
  • Capital Region population of 1.5 million
  • Projected to be the fastest growing UK Core City over the next two decades
  • 57% of the workforce in Cardiff is qualified to degree level (NVQ4+)
  • 69% of the population of working age
  • 70,000 students across 3 city universities
  • Cardiff’s GVA is growing at a faster rate (5.7%) than the other UK Core Cities
  • One of the UK’s fastest growing creative sectors outside of London
  • One of the UK’s largest financial and professional services sectors outside of London
  • One of the most connected UK cities with 98.43% of homes and businesses having access to superfast broadband