Why Wales

Opinion

There are many reasons why doing business in Wales gives you a distinct advantage – from skills to strategic partnerships, and a tailored approach to financial support. We provide a personal response to business with clear lines of communication with Government. And the links between business and academic institutions grow stronger every year. Wales will continue to develop close relationships with international partners, in Europe and further afield. We have a great story to tell, of an agile and innovative nation with a truly global outlook.

This is Trade and Investment. This is Wales.

Find out more about why companies like Airbus describe themselves as 'the envy of their European partners' in terms of the infrastructure, support and skilled workforce they have access to here in Wales.

Inside Story

5 October, 2021
Wing being loaded onto an aircraft

Airbus UK

An Aerospace Powerhouse

Airbus is one of the great Welsh manufacturing success stories of the age, with the world-class facilities in North Wales setting the global standard in aerospace manufacturing.

Starling Bank

Starling Bank flying high

Since it took flight in 2014, Starling Bank has caused quite a murmuration in the banking community. Now the UK’s fastest-growing bank is tapping into the talent of Wales’s Fintech sector.

Fintech
Space Forge

Space Forge Making space work for humanity

‘Making space work for humanity’ – that’s the ethos of Cardiff-based Space Forge. They’re developing the world’s first returnable satellite, which will be used to produce materials that are impossible to manufacture on Earth.

High Value Manufacturing
OpTIC Technology Centre

OpTIC Technology Centre Precision Optical Systems

Wrexham Glyndŵr University isn’t just building a bridge between academia and industry - it’s laying down a superhighway. Its state-of-the-art OpTIC Technology Centre in St Asaph has created a hi-tech home for start-ups in North Wales.

Compound Semiconductors
Yoello

Yoello Going Global

Yoello is going global, but its heart remains in Cardiff. Sina Yamani, the company’s founder and CEO, looks forward to a bright future as the world opens up for business again.

Fintech
Arcanum

Arcanum Helping us to stay protected

The Welsh cyber ecosystem is helping companies like Arcanum Cyber Security to flourish. As the global threat of cybercrime continues to grow, Wales-based companies are helping us all to stay protected.

Cyber Security

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Andrew Gwatkin

Andrew Gwatkin

Director International Relations and Trade

Welsh Government Offices
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

+44 (0) 3000 6 03000

International Offices

Welsh Government has staff and offices in locations around the world and they're ready to talk to you about setting up operations in Wales. You'll find our worldwide office locations, along with contact details, on our contact page.

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