Leicester and Leicestershire have many well-recognised advantages for professional and financial services – a central geographic location, excellent quality of life, good housing stock and education, and proximity and ease of access to other Professional & Financial Services centres. This includes international access through St. Pancras International railway station as well as East Midlands, Luton, Stansted and Birmingham airports.
Professional & Financial Services businesses in the area offer a good range of high quality services to diverse groups of client companies. Services cover financial, legal, technical, consulting, and some specialist expertise such as pensions and investment advice/monitoring. The area is also fortunate in having 3 internationally recognised universities and a number of colleges, all of which offer a range of courses on Professional and Financial Services related subjects. The universities are keen to develop links with businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire and consequently they offer various support measures to encourage the start-up, operation, management, innovation and technology adoption of businesses.