STRONG GROWING ECONOMY

£65bn
Makes West London’s economy the second largest in the UK
24%
Of the capital’s total population lives in West London
67%
Of West London’s population is within the working age of 16-64
940k
Jobs in West London

FINANCIAL POWERHOUSE

Home to a population of more than two million people and a host of world-renowned companies, the region would be a significant European city on its own. In total, West London has well over 100,000 businesses ranging from SMEs to huge global brands.

The seven West London boroughs have a combined population of over 2 million, with a size equivalent of the UK’s fourth largest city.

Growing bigger

  • West London has a higher proportion of start-ups and micro businesses (employing fewer than 10 people) than the rest of the capital – evidencing the strong entrepreneurial nature of the region.
  • Twenty-three per cent of the businesses in the area are less than two years old, higher than both the London and UK averages. The Capital West London programme will help these local companies grow and reach their full potential.
West London is home to Park Royal – the UK’s largest industrial estate covering 650 acres and home to 1,700 businesses.

WORLD-LEADING
BRANDS

West London is home to some of the biggest companies in the world. Diageo, Sky, Disney, Cisco, SEGRO, Coca-Cola and British Airways all have headquarters in the region. A wide range of sectors have a dynamic presence in the area, including creative, biopharma and food & drink.

HIGHLY-SKILLED WORKFORCE

Over 49 per cent of those employed in the area are educated to degree level or equivalent – well above the national average. The region also has more 16-year-olds continuing in full-time education than the rest of the capital. There is a strong trend towards professional, scientific and managerial occupations in the knowledge sectors.

+ BOASTING 6 UNIVERSITIES
The Bucks New University campus in Uxbridge, that opened in 2009, is home to their award-winning nursing and healthcare courses.
Based in Uxbridge, Brunel is a highly-regarded London university. Founded in 1966, it is now organised into three colleges and three major research institutes, with over 12,900 students and 2,500 staff.
Imperial College London is a world-class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. The College has a new innovation campus at White City.
Over 140 nationalities are represented at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus. The progressive London university prides itself on providing expert teaching that is informed by inspiring research and practice.
With campuses in Ealing and Brentford, the University of West London offer high-quality education focusing on students’ future careers. Ninety-six per cent of the universities graduates are in employment within six months of graduating.
Westminster University’s Harrow campus, that houses the School of Media, Arts and Design, provides state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by green open spaces.
The Bucks New University campus in Uxbridge, that opened in 2009, is home to their award-winning nursing and healthcare courses.
Based in Uxbridge, Brunel is a highly-regarded London university. Founded in 1966, it is now organised into three colleges and three major research institutes, with over 12,900 students and 2,500 staff.
Imperial College London is a world-class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. The College has a new innovation campus at White City.
Over 140 nationalities are represented at Middlesex University’s Hendon campus. The progressive London university prides itself on providing expert teaching that is informed by inspiring research and practice.
With campuses in Ealing and Brentford, the University of West London offer high-quality education focusing on students’ future careers. Ninety-six per cent of the universities graduates are in employment within six months of graduating.
Westminster University’s Harrow campus, that houses the School of Media, Arts and Design, provides state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by green open spaces.