Of West London’s population were born outside the UK
£106 bn
Worth of goods were handled at Heathrow in 2016 – making the airport the UK’s largest port by value
Of the top 29 world cities ranked by GDP can be accessed directly by Heathrow
Out of the seven West London boroughs have a majority non-white ethnic population, indicating the area’s diversity


West London plays a crucial role. The area has a strong export tradition, with diverse communities, and Heathrow on the doorstep, West London is ideally situated to tap into expanding markets in China, India and the rest of the world.

Our Capital West London programme will help local businesses expand internationally and show foreign companies, looking to move into the UK, why the area is the ideal place to locate their business. By uniting under one banner, we will use West London’s international visibility to drive more traffic and investment to our door.


A whole host of huge international brands already call West London their home. American giants Coca-Cola and Starbucks serve the food and beverage industry. In the creative sector Disney, Fox, Discovery and The Pokémon Company all have headquarters in West London. While Japanese tech giants Canon and US multinational Cisco are also based in the area, to name but a few.

The soft drinks giant hosts its Coca-Cola European Partners company in Hillingdon’s thriving town centre, Uxbridge.
The coffee-chain multinational has called West London its home since moving their European regional headquarters from Amsterdam to Chiswick at the end of 2014.
The American multinational media and entertainment giants have their UK head office in Queen Caroline Street, in Hammersmith.
Canon has a base at Stockley Park in Uxbridge – one of the Japanese camera giant’s huge regional offices.
Spreading their wings
Durbin is a perfect example of a local West London business which has grown into a global company. Now one of the world’s leading medical suppliers, Durbin distributes pharmaceuticals and equipment to healthcare workers in over 180 countries. Established in Harrow, over 50 years ago, the company has offices in the UK and America. It was the winner of the export / international business of the year at the West London Business Awards in 2017.