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In recent face to face interviews with established businesses in South London, 93% said that they found the sub-region a good place in which to do business. OK, so some companies had individual problems and issues but we’re working on these with our partners, particularly the local Boroughs and Chambers of Commerce.

The principal advantages of South London are:

  • Lower overhead costs than in Central London - for both offices and staff
  • Good road and rail links into Central London and access to key airports
  • Pleasant environment, including attractive Town Centres
  • Access to a large pool of labour

Don’t just take our word for it.


“We’ve been based in Bexley for almost 40 years. Quite simply, the area provides us with all the resources for a successful operation including a quality workforce and excellent transport links. To have all of these within one location is ideal.”

Grahame Norris, Community Liaison Manager
Coca-Cola & Schweppes


BDO Stoy Hayward chose Bromley to locate their Regional Business Centre south of the river, to cover South East London, North East Surrey, Kent and Sussex because of it’s easy accessibility from London and, through its motorways, to the geographical area that it serves. Furthermore, Bromley Town Centre provides excellent shopping, restaurant and other facilities for it’s staff. Richard Lane, Senior Partner of the Regional Business Centre said:

“The firm is strongly of the opinion that Bromley is a perfect base for it’s partners and staff, and is recognised as a fast-growing commercial centre from which to carry out it’s business.”


“There is already enough cable in Croydon to go around the world twice! BT’s continued investment in its infrastructure and technological innovations has ensured an advanced telecommunications network for London – placing Croydon at the hub of a communications revolutions that will profoundly change the way we live and work in the 21st Century.”

Dr. Joe Walsh,
British Telecom

In 2001, Utell which operates a hotel reservations call centre relocated 175 staff into Croydon. Utell expects its Croydon centre to become the busiest of the four in Europe. The others are in Madrid, Milan and Paris. Utell is part of Pegasus Solutions, based in Dallas, Texas, which has 35 offices in 22 countries.
“We chose Croydon for a number of reasons, but principally for the good public transport connections with central London and Gatwick Airport, and the ease with which we were able to recruit the high quality, multi-lingual staff we need for our operation”.

Mark Wells
Company President


“Kingston’s proximity to all the major transport networks and the demographic profile of the area made it an ideal location for SITEL corporation.”

“Lever Faberge, manufacturers of Persil, Jif and Domestos, have a key headquarters in Kingston and, with the town’s site inside the M25 ring and relatively close to Heathrow and Gatwick and its direct rail link to Waterloo (and therefore access to the Eurostar service), the company find it ideally situated for both essential City and Continental links, whilst its riverside location provides a pleasing staff background environment.”


The British Olympic Association relocated to Wandsworth Plain in 1982 from Oxford Street in central London. The BOA acquired the building at a suitable price and were happy with transport links from Wandsworth to arteries leading to and from the Capital City.

Simon Clegg, Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association, said:

"The BOA's offices are ideally situated so that we can continue to provide services to elite level athletes who hope to compete at Olympic Games while maintaining important links with opinion formers, administrators and Parliamentarians who are close by in the centre of
the capital."

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