Financial Services

The financial services sector is the largest GVA earner for Dorset, employing almost 15,000 people.

Dorset is known as a thriving financial centre and the sector is well established with over 1,600 firms in the county, employing 14,000 people (4.2%) and contributing £1.7 billion (10%) to the economy – marking a 20% growth over the past 10 years. Companies have the opportunity to collaborate with leading Universities and Colleges.

Several global businesses head offices – dealing with everything from securities processing to fund trustee management – are now based on the Dorset coast. Bournemouth is at the core of ‘near-shoring’ trend amongst financial and professional services firms: the movement of jobs either out of London or from overseas back to the UK.

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