Luton has a number of British and multi-national high technology firms which have chosen the town for key facilities, including UK and European headquarters.
Luton is nestled at the heart of Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor Central Area, which is already one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK. Its enormous growth potential is recognised by the Government as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to be a knowledge intensive cluster, competing globally. The Growth Corridor is already a world-renowned centre for science, technology and innovation; rapidly becoming the UK’s ‘Silicon Valley’, and helping to drive the country’s investment and growth.
High tech companies in Luton design, assemble and sell advanced technology products, electronic components, software, web design, defence and aerospace systems, precision control and autosport systems. The success of these businesses, which supply into British and overseas markets, is based on the availability of skilled employees from the high value business clusters across Luton, London and the South East Midlands.
Key businesses in sector
Luton is home to the UK and European headquarters of many multi-national companies, while other UK and Luton-based firms operate internationally from here.