Relocation Information for Employers

  • Find out all about Loughborough and Charnwood as a location for your business online at Locations4Business
  • For information about the wider area of Leicester and Leicestershire, lease visit the Prospect Leicestershire web site


Charnwood and its main town Loughborough is situated at the centre of the three cities triangle of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, all of which are within easy reach (30-45 mins). There are nearly 1.25 million people who are economically active (16-74) within 45 minutes driving time of Loughborough. Whilst Loughborough is a market town, it also has one of the country's top ten universities, giving it a vibrancy not usually found outside the cities. It has excellent transport links by road, rail and air to all parts of the country. Businesses or organisations that are looking for a central base should consider not only Loughborough but also South Charnwood, which borders Leicester City but can also offer good road access and easy parking. Similarly nearly 850,000 economically people aged 16-74 can drive to a job in South Charnwood in 45 minutes.

Another bonus for the area is the strength of the local business networks and business support. For employees, it offers an excellent quality of life, affordable accommodation and good quality services.

Both Invest Leicestershire and Charnwood Borough Council are keen to help any company or organisation interested in relocating to this area.

Charnwood, where time goes further

Contact Details

All inward investment enquiries will be dealt with in confidence.

Prospect Leicestershire (Inward Investment)
Two Colton Square
Leicester, LE1 1QH
T 0116 222 3322

Charnwood Borough Council (Economic Development)

Southfields Road
Leics. LE11 2TR
T 01509 634727

Business Property Market Information

Loughborough and Charnwood has a long and proud industrial and technological history. It has some hi-tech employers in 21st century accommodation. There are also substantial new sites coming on stream over the next few years and sites for new starters / incubation companies (e.g. University Innovation Centre and planned extension to the Science Park). However, because of the decline of some older industries like textiles, there are some substantial older buildings coming on to the market that could be converted to modern office accommodation or other uses.

For an up to date inventory of accommodation available now, or details of planned developments, please see web links below.

Labour Market Information

Loughborough and Charnwood have an almost unique advantage as a business location due to the situation right at the heart of the three cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. Because of its excellent communications by road and rail, it is also commutable from other major towns and cities. Consequently the potential labour market within a 45 minute travel time is huge (1.25 million economically active people (16-74) for Loughborough and 850,000 for South Charnwood). It has direct fast rail services from each of the three cities (as well as London, Birmingham, etc.) and the M1, M69 and A50M links give a wide range of driveable locations.

Its strong tradition of education at both FE and HE level means that expertise and training are readily available. Its residents have higher than average skills at all levels.

Infrastructure and Travel Connections

This section gives information about what places are within a 45 minute commuting time to Loughborough and other Charnwood workplace destinations ( Charnwood Commuting Balance (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)). It also tells you the number of potential employees with certain skill levels live within this range.