Success Stories

Britain’s most successful business city

There can be no greater advertisement for Milton Keynes than the thousands of businesses that have chosen to locate here.

Milton Keynes has attracted more than 500 inward investors and we’re home to some of the largest concentrations of International firms in the UK. Between 2012 and 2017, our business base grew by an amazing 38%.

Situated in the heart of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc Milton Keynes is perfectly positioned to become the hub of a globally competitive knowledge cluster.

The city is consistently ranked at the top of economic benchmarking surveys. In 2015, Centre for Cities ranked Milton Keynes as number one for job growth in the last decade, the number one location for start-ups outside of London and within the top ten for new patents registered. In 2015 Milton Keynes produced over £10.88 billon of GVA. Productivity in Milton Keynes is considerably above national levels, with Milton Keynes having the second highest productivity across the Oxford-Milton Keynes Arc (only behind Cambridge).

With thousands of growing local firms and one of the highest start-up rates in the country, it’s clear why we’re Britain’s most successful business city.

Continued reinvestment and further expansions ensure that the MK success story keeps growing. Global brands like Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Santander and Niftylift continue to thrive and expand here.

Let’s not forget that we are one of Britain’s fastest growing cities by population; our population has grown by more than 16% over the last ten years, and by 2050 the population of Milton Keynes is expected to be over 500,000 citizens, creating a city bigger than Edinburgh, Cardiff or Liverpool.

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