Leicester and Leicestershire boast a young, diverse, multicultural City; thriving market towns and popular villages set in an attractive landscape; three strong universities; and a central location with good connectivity. Also, there are genuine opportunities for economic growth in the area, including those in sectors such as design, manufacturing, export-based businesses, innovation and technology, research and enterprise.
Just one hour from London by rail and with access to mainland Europe within 4 hours, Leicester city’s central UK location allows your business immediate access to 22 million consumers.
You can access a truly international network of culture, customs, personalities and perspectives in our ‘world in one city’ where businesses rub shoulders with local people who collectively speak more than 100 languages.
In January 2015, following several meetings and visits to Leicester, IBM announced it was setting up a new base in the city. The decision came after it had considered many locations across the UK.
The Leicester Client Innovation Centre is IBM’s first in the UK, and enables the hi-tech giant to extend its technology services to UK-based clients – the operation provides a range of IT services including software development and support services to clients across all industry sectors, including utilities, financial organisations, industrial companies and public sector organisations. It employs graduates and experienced professionals who have technical backgrounds or who show an aptitude for IT and want to pursue a career in the industry. The Centre harnesses the best talent from the city and region.