Sandwell is diverse and innovative, with around 9,000 businesses collectively employing approximately 140,000 people. With our skilled workforce and £1.3bn pipeline of investment activity, we have significant opportunities for growth.
Five reasons to do business in Sandwell:
- Our strategic location with excellent transport links
Being located in the UK’s manufacturing heartland gives companies in Sandwell a significant advantage that is enhanced by excellent transport links. As well as our proximity to Birmingham (with its rail and tram networks, and airport), Sandwell lies at the heart of the national motorway network. Our five junctions feeding into the M5 and M6 mean an amazing 90 per cent of the population of England and Wales is less than two hours’ drive away.
- Our ability to produce and attract a skilled workforce
Sharing an eastern border with the nation’s second city allows Sandwell businesses to tap into the knowledge and skills of thousands of potential workers. Within five miles of Sandwell you’ll find more than 100,000 university students.
- Perfect, premium space thanks to new office developments
With a range of business accommodation options available at lower costs than elsewhere in the UK, Sandwell is an attractive destination to set up shop. Companies which have headquarters or significant bases in the borough include the AA, DPD, Eriks and Eastend Foods
- A pro-business council that supports your growth and development
Sandwell Council is committed to helping businesses reach their growth potential. We want you to thrive because it’s good for our local economy, our residents and their job and training prospects.
- An increasingly high standard of living
Across our six towns – Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich – Sandwell is a family-friendly place to live and work. Our borough is going through an exciting transformational period, with regeneration changing the face of the urban environment. Sandwell Council is committed to ensuring this growth benefits people and communities as well as businesses.