Why Central Bedfordshire?

Why Central Bedfordshire?

Locate your business here

Central Bedfordshire is at the very heart of the UK, with outstanding transport links and a skilled workforce. We have a high performing economy with many well known brands, aerospace, automotive and high tech industries and innovative small and medium sized enterprises.

We can also offer beautiful countryside and room for growth, together with a positive approach to development.

It’s a combination that makes us an ideal choice for your business.

Well connected

We are at the heart of the UK’s motorway, rail and air networks (link opens in new window), with 4 motorway junctions, the A1, A5 and A6 corridors, and less than 15 miles from the M25.

We are the perfect location for easy access to Britain’s major cities and ports. London Luton airport is on our doorstep, and Stansted and Heathrow Airports are in easy reach.

We’re just 30 minutes from London with commercial rents less than half that of the capital.


People with the skills your business needs (link opens in new window) are in Central Bedfordshire. Our colleges and universities provide a wide range of courses, with specialisms in engineering and design and land-based industries. There are 2.5 million skilled people within 30 minutes commute.


Central Bedfordshire is a centre for technology and innovation. Here is where you will find the expertise of Cranfield University, Millbrook Proving Ground and the continued expansion of world-leading companies Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Lockheed Martin, BE Aerospace and the National Aerospace Technology Institute.

Quality of life

Locating in Central Bedfordshire means quality of life (link opens in new window). House prices are also competitive, particularly given the close proximity to London. There are good schools, parks, green spaces and vibrant country towns offering top restaurants, theatres, galleries, retail and sports facilities.

Find out more (link opens in new window) about relocating your business to Central Bedfordshire. We’ll help to make your relocation quick, easy and profitable, from your very first commercial property search (link opens in new window), until you are open for business. 

Be in Central Bedfordshire… supporting you every step of the way

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