Invest in key industries in Yorkshire & Humber

If you’re based in the UK or overseas, find out what’s happening in our 7 major industries, and how you could benefit from investing here.

Yorkshire & Humber is a very attractive business proposition. We’ve got a hard-working workforce, wage costs at 7% below the UK average, and average business operating costs at 20% below the UK average. The standard of living is 40% higher than the UK average, and the cost of office space is 25% lower.

Invest in AEM in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in AEM in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire & Humber has a long history in metals engineering, and the tradition continues. Our region remains a world leader, and Yorkshire Forward is encouraging companies to invest in this industry in our region. More

Invest in digital and new media in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in digital and new media in Yorkshire & Humber

Ours is the fastest-growing region after London for digital & new-media industries. And there are plenty of reasons to invest here, thanks to low costs, an excellent infrastructure, a strong supply chain, and plenty of business support. More

Invest in environmental technologies in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in environmental technologies in Yorkshire & Humber

We’re encouraging investment in environmental technologies: dealing with waste, producing cleaner energy, recycling what we have, and more. This will help benefit the region’s environment and its economy More

Invest in food and drink in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in food and drink in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire & Humber is the UK’s food capital, with more food & drink businesses than anywhere else in the UK. We’re investing in this major sector: find out how you could benefit. More

Invest in financial services in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in financial services in Yorkshire & Humber

After London, our region is the UK’s second-largest financial & business services centre. The sector employs almost 350,000 people and contributes almost a quarter of the region’s GDP. More

Invest in healthcare technologies in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in healthcare technologies in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire & Humber is already one of Europe’s most important regions for the sector, and we want to see it grow and develop. We’re encouraging investment: find out about the size of the market opportunity, and how we can help. More

Invest in chemicals in Yorkshire & Humber

Invest in chemicals in Yorkshire & Humber

Chemicals are big in Yorkshire & Humber—contributing 10% of the entire UK sector. Superb supply chains, low costs and land availability make our region a great place to invest in chemicals. More

An economic overview
Find out how the economy is thriving in Yorkshire & Humber: our Chief Economist’s Unit has the inside track. GO!
Invest in Yorkshire & Humber
We welcome investment in our region by overseas-owned companies. GO!
Priority sectors
We’re investing in the region’s strongest sectors. Could your business benefit? GO!