Why come to Cheltenham? Our economy

coffee seller with his van on the Promenade in Cheltenham

Are you a new investor planning to relocate your business elsewhere in the UK? Or are you an existing business already here who is looking to upsize? Either way, Cheltenham makes sense as a great place to invest your company's future.

Cheltenham - a place to do good business in

Conveniently located off Junctions 10, 11 and 11a of the M5, and with rail links to London, Cheltenham offers the infrastructure advantages of a progressive and growing urban environment with proximity to some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. Already a base for international businesses including Spirax Sarco, GE Aviation, Vertex, Ultra Electronics, Kohler Mira (as well as the government GCHQ facility), Cheltenham offers a unique combination of culture, transport links, higher and further education and a diverse, skilled workforce.

Cheltenham is a thriving town with a population of around 116,080 (2012) and productivity levels above the national average. We have a vibrant town centre with very few empty shops and one that boasts some of the best footfalls in the UK. With good rail and road connections the town is located less than 100 miles from London and is at the heart of an area that includes Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff. 

Furthermore we have a strong economy - view our economy pages.

Want to find out more?

  • Visit the council's property pages for further information on potential locations to rent or buy from us, and check out Cheltenham's economic profile.

With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, its festivals of horse racing, music and literature, plus some of the best Regency town houses anywhere, Cheltenham is one of the most outstanding places in the UK to visit or come to live and work.

  • Want to see what will be on your doorstep and the festivals and other events that Cheltenham puts on? Visit our official tourism website.