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If you are looking for a business location then the Basildon district can offer you a world of opportunities.

Second largest economy in the Thames Gateway

Part of the Thames Gateway, Government's largest Regeneration initiative, and a priority area for development, Basildon has the second largest economy in the Thames Gateway outside of Canary Wharf.

Basildon is the commercial centre of South Essex with a broad, thriving industrial base. Over 5,000 VAT registered businesses, including more than 2,000 manufacturing, construction and service companies and hundreds of stores and shops, successfully operate in the Basildon district.

Major employers call Basildon home

Major employers in Basildon include the Ford Motor Company, First Data, Case New Holland, SELEX Galileo, SELEX Communications, International Financial Data Services, PMS International, Gardner Aerospace, MK Electric, and Konica Minolta UK to name but a few.

Private sector investment in Basildon's R & D sector is estimated at over ?200 million per annum.

Read our Basildon business case studies here >>

Excellent access to London, its airports, and DP World's London Gateway

The district is an attractive location for the office market. It has a superb communications network, and the heart of London is only 30 miles away with easy access to the M25 from which all London airports can be reached.

The district also has good rail access to and from London from both the Fenchurch Street line which feeds into Laindon, Basildon and Pitsea, and the Liverpool Street line which goes to Billericay and Wickford. Travel time from Fenchurch Street to Basildon is approximately 30 minutes and from Liverpool Street to Billericay is approximately 35 minutes.

Basildon is also only 4 miles from DP World's London Gateway.