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Key Sectors

Plymouth's unique location, low workspace costs and attractive relocation package has allowed a variety of sectors to flourish. From the international marine businesses to the innovative medical professionals, Plymouth has become a backdrop of success.

Advanced Manufacturing

Plymouth has the highest concentration of manufacturing employment on the south coast of Britain, providing opportunities in management, process engineering and advanced manufacturing.

Business Services

Plymouth benefits from a vibrant mix of innovative, globally leading businesses across a multitude of sectors. The service sector within the city is thriving and offers a wealth of opportunities to work with businesses that provide services to local companies with national and international reputations.

Creative Industries

Plymouth is home to an eclectic, diverse, cultural and creative industries sector, which includes creative and digital media, audio-visual, design TV and film production, visual arts, music technology and games development.


Plymouth has been a centre for defence for centuries. Home to the largest naval base in Western Europe, the city is due to welcome one of the most expensive items on the UK balance sheet – Dreadnought.


Plymouth's digital economy is one of the key pillars of the Local Economic Strategy. The city has a clear edge in digital connectivity and has faster and wider broadband coverage than the UK average.

Floating Offshore Wind

Floating Offshore Wind

With a variety of wharfs, docks and marina facilities all sheltered by the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound and two breakwaters, the city is home to the most comprehensive shore side marine offering in the South West


Plymouth has a strong industry base and research facilities and a broad range of capabilities and infrastructure covering marine operations and engineering, marine and environmental sciences, advanced manufacturing, composites, aerospace and defence.

Medical, Health and Life Sciences

Plymouth is a global leader in marine science and technology, with one of the largest clusters of expertise in Europe.

Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Hoe

Tourism and Leisure

Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing opportunities.