Why Plymouth is a Great Place to do Business

Why Plymouth is a Great Place to do Business


Plymouth is a vibrant and dynamic city located on the south coast of England. It has a rich history and culture and is home to a number of world-class universities, research institutions, and businesses. If you’re considering setting up a business in the UK, here are some reasons why Plymouth should be at the top of your list.


Pier - Photo by Frederica Diamanta on Unsplash

Pier – Photo by Frederica Diamanta on Unsplash


Plymouth has a strong and diverse local economy, with a range of businesses spanning a variety of industries. The city is home to major employers in sectors such as marine engineering, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. Plymouth’s strategic location and excellent transport links make it a great place to do business, with easy access to major cities such as Bristol and London.


Supportive Business Environment


Office Space - Photo by Campaign Creators on Unsplash

Office Space – Photo by Campaign Creators on Unsplash


Plymouth is committed to supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. The city has several business support organisations, such as the Heart of the South West Plymouth Growth Hub and the Devon Chamber of Commerce, that provide advice, training, and funding opportunities to help businesses grow and thrive. The city also offers a range of incentives to attract new businesses, such as business rate relief and grants for capital investment.


Skilled Workforce



Plymouth_Hoe_from_Staddon_Heights – This file is licensed under the Creative Commons


Plymouth has a highly skilled workforce, thanks in part to its world-class universities and research institutions. The University of Plymouth is a leading research university with a strong focus on science and technology, while Plymouth College of Art is one of the UK’s top art and design schools. The city also has a diverse number of specialist training providers, such as the City College Plymouth and the Marine Business Technology Centre, that offer training and apprenticeships in industries such as engineering and marine technology.


Quality of Life


Smeatons Tower lighthouse - Photo by Xu Haiwei on Unsplash

Smeatons Tower lighthouse – Photo by Xu Haiwei on Unsplash


Plymouth offers a high quality of life for both residents and workers, thanks to its range of amenities and attractions. The city is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including the Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities like surfing, sailing, and hiking.

In addition, Plymouth has a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous museums and art galleries such as The Box Gallery. Performing arts enthusiasts can choose from a range of venues like The Plymouth Pavilions, The Barbican Theatre, and The Theatre Royal Plymouth, while jazz lovers can enjoy regular performances at The Plymouth Jazz Club. Additionally, there is lively nightlife at both The Barbican and The Royal William Yard.

Finally, Plymouth is home to The National Marine Aquarium (NMA), which is the UK’s largest aquarium. The NMA is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the ocean.



Access to Funding


Plymouth is home to a number of funding opportunities for businesses. The Plymouth Investment Fund, for example, provides loans and equity funding for businesses in the city, while the Devon Community Fund offers grants and support for community projects. The city also has a number of investor networks and venture capital firms, providing access to funding for businesses at all stages of development.



Great Office Space


Office with people working - Photo by Israel Andrade on Unsplash

Office with people working – Photo by Israel Andrade on Unsplash


Plymouth has a range of office space options for businesses of all sizes, which include our Airport Business Centre and Devonshire Meadows, and which offer high-quality office space with excellent facilities and services. There are also several coworking spaces and shared offices available, providing flexible and affordable options for start-ups and small businesses. Plymouth’s excellent transport links make it easy for employees to commute to and from work, while its beautiful surroundings offer a pleasant and inspiring working environment.   In conclusion, Plymouth is a great place to do business, with a strong local economy, supportive business environment, skilled workforce, quality of life, and access to funding. Additionally, with a range of office space options available, it’s a great place to set up an office and grow your business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a new business or an established company looking to expand, Plymouth offers a wealth of opportunities and resources to help you succeed.


About The Una Group


The Una Group is a company committed to delivering a flexible, supportive, cooperative, and professional service – helping people achieve their business ambitions. Formed by a group of like-minded individuals who initially joined forces for a single business project, we quickly realised that our collaborative approach meant that when other opportunities arose, the group was better positioned and equipped to tackle it than any individual working alone. We believe in working together as one and have a collaborative approach to all projects and opportunities. In Latin, Una means ‘all together as one’, which sums up the way we approach all projects and opportunities. Our business is based on building lasting relationships within our community. Whether that’s through helping businesses to source commercial property to rent in Plymouth, investing in businesses to help them grow and flourish, or through our involvement in a variety of diverse environmental activities. The Una Group provides a commercial property portfolio consisting of various business spaces across five different business parks in Plymouth, including offices, warehouses, and industrial units across five different business parks in Plymouth. Simply put we have 3 drivers – have fun, make some money, and do some good!


Contact us


Would you like to learn more about our investments or discuss an investment opportunity with us? Please get in touch with The Una Group! You can reach us by phone at 01752 697000 or email us via the contact form. Don’t forget to check out our range of commercial properties in Plymouth – your perfect office space may be just a click away!