Bradford by 2016 is predicted to be the fifth fastest growing city outside of London, reaching a population of 550,000. With a relatively untapped market potential and access to a researched catchment of customers with a weighted annual spend of £623 million THEXHANGE in the centre of Bradford offers businesses huge potential.
Bradford benefits from its surrounding rolling countryside and the proximity of a national attraction on its doorstep – the Pennines – blending city and country lifestyles with effortless ease. Being home to Britain’s National Media Museum, the Peace Museum (besides a wide range of other museums, art galleries and theatres), the city has much to offer the eager “culture vulture” – whether interested in the historical perspective or a more contemporary theme.
Crowned the curry capital, Bradford offers not only some of the finest curry houses in the country but also a wide range of alternative restaurants and bars.
Bradford, the urban core, is the 11th largest settlement in the UK and the contiguous urban area to the north which includes the towns of Shipley and Bingley are heavily populated. The spa town of Ilkley lies further north, whilst the town of Keighley lies to the west.
Bradford’s economy is worth 8.3 Billion pounds and is set to grow to 9 Billion by 2016. Already home to some of the UK’s best known company’s, Bradford’s offering is about to get even better. The new 35 Million pound Growth Zone will help to further revitalise Bradford’s business and retail district.