businesses based in dorset

Dorset is the UK's 10th largest urban area with 52,000 businesses based here ranging from well-known international corporations to fast-growing local enterprises. An innovation hotbed with a strong entrepreneurial culture, Dorset is the UK’s:

  • top area for high growth digital businesses

  • second fastest-growing area for start-ups

  • third largest financial sector

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This map showcases the depth and breadth of some of Dorset's key businesses and industry sectors.

Over 250 foreign-owned businesses have set up part or all of their UK operations in Dorset including:

Aim Altitude

Atlas Elektronik

BAE Systems

Barclays Bank

Cobham Aviation Services

Coutts Dorset

Curtiss Wright

Deutsche Bank

Dorset Cereals

Dupont

Farrow & Ball

Hitachi

Honeywell Aerospace

JP Morgan

Lush

LV=

Magellan Aerospace

Meggitt

Merlin Entertainment

Nationwide New Look

QinetiQ

RNLI

Sharp

Siemens

Sigma-Aldrich

Sunseeker International

Teachers Assurance

Ultra Electronics CEMS

Vitality