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Welcome to Dudley

Dudley borough is a thriving economic centre in the heart of the West Midlands region.  We have high ambitions for fast growth and a determination to build on our proud heritage and history for an even stronger future.

Our existing business base is diverse and impressive and we have major new investment opportunities with a varied and broad portfolio from individual land and housing sites, to high profile commercial and leisure space offering further development potential.

Located in the centre of the country with fantastic transport links and a skilled workforce Dudley truly does have it all.

If you want to locate, invest and succeed you’ve come to the right place and we are here to help you.

“Dudley is at the heart of the country and its centralised location and tremendous transport links has enabled our business to go from strength to strength.”

Laura Loveys, operations director, Eurocraft Enclosures.  

Dudley borough boasts: 

  • Easy access by rail and road to Birmingham, Manchester and London 
  • Good proximity to the motorway network
  • Less than 30-minute drive of Birmingham International Airport 
  • Less than 40-minute drive to reach four million people 
  • Less than a one hour drive to reach five million people 
  • One of the highest superfast broadband availabilities in the UK at 95.6%

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Dudley Borough location

“Dudley has provided Higgs and Sons with the people, premises and opportunities to be successful. We are proud to be part of Dudley borough, which is at the very core of what we are.”

Ian Shovlin, senior partner, Higgs & Sons.

Dudley borough is special with: 

  • 70% of businesses telling us it’s a good place to do business
  • A diverse business base
  • Strong manufacturing and service sectors
  • 40% of borough workforce employed in knowledge intensive roles 

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Ian Shovlin

“Our highly skilled workforce blends cutting edge technology with traditional fibreglass craftsmanship to set new standards in quality, performance and reliability.”

Mark Wooldridge, managing director, Quantum Mouldings Ltd.

Key information: 

  • Over 70% of the Dudley borough workforce lives here
  • Almost 40% of Dudley borough’s workforce is in a professional occupation
  • Five universities are within easy reach of the borough
  • £7m centre for advanced manufacturing and engineering due to open in 2014 

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Dudley Sixth College

Dudley borough has a hive of exciting regeneration projects and investment programmes including:

  • Plans for additional million square feet of office space in Brierley Hill
  • Dudley Business Investment Zone 2014 
  • £m investment planned for the regeneration of Dudley town centre
  • An environmental technology park spanning 66 acres


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Plan for new zoo entrance

As well as being a great place to invest, Dudley is an attractive and desirable place to live and work.

Rich in cultural, geological and industrial heritage and with a fantastic selection of restaurants, pubs, green spaces and visitor attractions, it’s no wonder we welcome over four million visitors every year.

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