East of England
EY is proud to be part of the East’s thriving business community, which includes some of the world’s leading companies who have established their European base in the region.
With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.
Rebalancing the economy
EY’s Economics for Business programme supports the region’s changing economic landscape
Two decades of working alongside UK’s fastest growing companies means we can help businesses accelerate growth
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Rebalancing the economy
EY is committed to the East region’s economic success, and is keen to play an active role in the local business community. This is reflected in our Economics for Business programme that provides insight into the region’s changing economic landscape.
2016 was an outstanding year for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the East of England. Projects rose 39%, resulting in the highest recorded number of projects for eight years. Investment was led by Peterborough, which attracted four FDI projects, and Cambridge, following closely with three. 3,220 jobs were created from FDI in the East – its highest tally in the decade, and a 190% increase on 2015 (1,112). The US was the area’s largest investor (in keeping with all other regions), with the number of projects it invested in up 22%. The area also recorded projects from France, Japan and South Africa – none of which provided projects in 2015. Food projects led investments, followed by energy (utility supply) projects.
Our annual Attractiveness Survey programme focuses on insights derived from understanding growth from a foreign direct investment (FDI) perspective into countries and regions across the globe.
Our 2019 survey finds the UK remained the number one FDI destination in Europe in 2018, but saw a 13% drop in projects and a decline in investor sentiment.
Trends in foreign direct investment in the UK’s towns
Our October 2019 special report shows the UK's largest cities attracting an ever-greater share of inward investment with little sign of spillover benefit for their surrounding areas.
With its vibrant, thriving entrepreneurial culture, the middle market is having a particularly significant impact on growth across the East of England.
EY in the East has been actively supporting middle market businesses for a long time, and we have a long-standing presence as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurial and fast-growth businesses through our Entrepreneur Of The Year awards programme.
In 2018 the programme celebrates its 20th anniversary, giving us two decades of experience working alongside the UK’s fastest growing companies, and understanding how to help high-growth entrepreneurship leaders accelerate growth.
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