Swindon’s Economy

In the top five fastest growing towns and cities in the UK with exceptional transport links to London, Heathrow, the Midlands and South West.

Swindon is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, with population growth that is five times faster than the English average over the last 4 decades. One of the most innovative and knowledge intensive places in the UK, Swindon has the 7th most productive economy with a value of £6.6 billion per annum. Nationally recognised clusters in pharmaceuticals, banking and professional services, automotive and advanced engineering and the digital economy contribute to a thriving business base of 7,500 companies including: Nationwide HQ, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd, RWEN power, Research Councils UK, Zurich, BMW, National Trust, Intel, WHSmith HQ, Catalent, English Heritage. All of this has earned Swindon a reputation as the UK’s 7th most ‘investable’ city in the UK.