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Business Services

Plymouth boasts a thriving Business Services sector, offering a wide array of financial and professional services. This sector is home to leading commercial law firms, accountants, management consultants, and recruitment companies.

The Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is the largest network of businesses in the South West and plays a pivotal role in fostering business growth and development in the city.

The city also hosts several contact centres that cater to local companies with national and international reputations. These centres have carved out a niche for themselves, particularly within the marine sector. Companies across the sector maintain a regional and national presence, operating from their Plymouth offices.


Full Time Employees (FTE), making up over 15% of all jobs in Plymouth


Gross Value Added (GVA)



Plymouth is one of the best ‘value for money’ cities in the UK with salary costs 26% lower than London and office costs 35% lower than the South East.

The service sector assists in the growth of Plymouth using local people and by successfully attracting professionals from London and other cities who see the ability to provide quality services to a diverse regional, national and international client base while achieving a lifestyle other cities cannot match.

Find out more about the Business Services sector in Plymouth.

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