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31/05/2013 - Enterprising university student wins £18,000 of investment

A young Yorkshire entrepreneur has taken on a team of six and won the contract to be the online camping partner of V Festival.


Big city benefits - low costs

Huddersfield is widely recognised as being a place to achieve an affordable but affluent lifestyle. And thanks to the region's strategic position, close to major northern cities with excellent transport links, distribution costs can be minimised by locating in Huddersfield.

Quality premises at affordable rates

From incubator units in purpose built office parks to refurbished mills with stylish and rural locations, new and established businesses have a variety of choice when choosing to locate in Huddersfield. The average rental price for Grade A office space is £14 per square foot which, combined with operating costs of less than 20% of the national average, makes it an attractive place to base a business.

Keen to know more? Use our Premises search to find available industrial, retail and office space in Huddersfield and beyond. You can also use the search to look at available land.

Competitive labour costs

We understand that labour costs are one of the most important factors to consider when relocating or starting a business, so it's helpful to know that Huddersfield's well educated and highly skilled workforce come at a lower than average cost. And with 55,000 potential workers living within a 30 minute commute - you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to recruiting. Britannia Rescue has been based in Huddersfield since 1983 and it's the excellent labour supply that has kept them here and also attracted their parent company LV= to open offices. Read their story: Britannia Rescue.