Many companies are at the cutting edge of their sectors, shaping the future and creating emerging technology solutions. Surrey offers world-class specialisms in a set of niche, knowledge-driven industries, with strengths in R&D, innovation and connectivity.
Surrey is home to a cluster of internationally renowned technology-led automotive companies including McLaren, Toyota, Frazer Nash Research, Alexander Dennis and Gordon Murray Design.
McLaren has a reputation as a company at the forefront of British engineering and technology. The McLaren Technology Centre in Woking is the corporate and production headquarters of the group.
The creative media industry is booming in Surrey, with established high-tech niche sectors in Guildford and its surrounding areas. Guildford is home to a cluster of gaming companies, including Electronic Arts, Epic, Criterion and Media Molecule and has been named 'the Hollywood of video games'.
Surrey has two Government-certified centres of excellence in cyber security research – the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London and the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Surrey. The county has a concentration of cyber security related companies, including BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Thales.
The Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey is a world-renowned centre of excellence in space engineering. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (spun-out from the Surrey Space Centre) has been innovating and delivering satellite missions for over 25 years, earning the reputation as the world’s premier provider for operational and commercial satellite programmes.
Agri-tech is the use of technology in agriculture. Surrey's high-tech, innovative economy is home to internationally renowned centres of excellence including Campden BRI, Leatherhead Food Research, The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and The Pirbright Institute.
Surrey is home to a cluster of international businesses in the oil and gas sector including BP, ExxonMobil, Centrica, Wood Group and Petrofac.
BP’s International Centre for Business and Technology is home to some 3,500 people from across the globe, working in more than 55 different international business teams.
Surrey is key part of a wider life sciences cluster with strengths in a number of niche sectors including medical veterinary. Major companies in this sector in Surrey include Fitzpatrick Referrals, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Aventis Pharma and Siemens (Healthcare Diagnostics).
The profound influence of digital technologies on the development of health and social care, medical data, devices and pharmaceuticals plays to Surrey’s strengths in 5G, big data analytics, cyber security and advanced engineering.
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