• £39 billion economy – bigger than Birmingham, Liverpool or Leeds.
  • Next to London and the UK’s two largest global gateways – London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
  • Location of choice for some of the UK’s largest corporations – including BP, McLaren, Novartis, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens and Samsung. 


Surrey's strengths in research and development make it the smart choice for companies focused on innovation. Surrey is home to a range of niche sectors and knowledge-driven industries, that are going from strength to strength, including:

  • 5G and communications
  • Advanced automotive
  • Creative media technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Space and satellite technology.


ConnectivityA map of Surrey's proximity to London, motorways and airports.

Surrey is the only county to border London and the UK’s two largest airports – London Gatwick and London Heathrow. London Gatwick serves over 200 destinations in 90 countries, and 47 out of the top 50 business destinations in Europe. London Heathrow serves 185 destinations in 84 countries.

Surrey offers access to major arterial roads, including the M25, M3, M23, A3 and A25. The county is well connected by road and rail to Central London and the key ports of Portsmouth and Southampton on the south coast.

High speed internet

Superfast broadband makes Surrey one of the best connected places in the UK. Offering connection speeds of up to 8 times the UK average, it is the natural home for high-tech companies.


Surrey has a long-standing heritage of innovation and research, led by its four universities. Our businesses are doing things that have not been done elsewhere, creating new and exclusive opportunities across industries.

Surrey’s position at the forefront of leading-edge technologies means the county is prepared for emerging opportunities in: 5G, agri-tech, creative industries, and electric and autonomous vehicles, amongst others.

Quality of life

Surrey is the most wooded county in Great Britain, offering an excellent quality of life in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to a number of renowned international schools, including the International School of London in Woking, ACS Cobham International School, ACS Egham International School and TASIS The American School in England.

Surrey has over 52 independent secondary schools, and good state education provision, with students achieving above the national average 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths at GCSE level.

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