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Inward Investment opportunities

In partnership with Invest in Dorset and Invest in Great Britain & Northern Ireland we have produced a series of brochures promoting specific inward investment opportunities in Dorset. 

The brochures highlight Dorset’s strengths and inward investment opportunities in specific industry sectors: aerospace MRO, 5G, sustainable aquaculture, cyber security and visual effects.

They detail the business investment opportunity alongside Dorset's industry support, skills, training, track record, excellent connectivity and what makes the region such a desirable and dynamic place to live and work. 

5G Ecosystem:

Dorset is at the forefront of 5G wireless communications technology plans and is spearheading the development of a Smart Place ecosystem including:

  • Gigabit fibre connectivity, public Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, 5G (low, mid and high bands) and a platform with an open, agnostic architecture that hosts ‘place data’ – enabling application development.
5G Ecosystem Inward Investment Opportunity

Aerospace MRO:

  • Already home to a growing number of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies and associated supply chains, and with its own regional airport and Aviation Business Park, Dorset presents an excellent location for international aerospace MRO companies.
Aerospace MRO Inward Investment Opportunity


Cyber Security:

  • With significant cyber product and service-based companies already established in Dorset, our county continues to attract the cyber security sector. Dorset offers businesses the benefits of the Dorset Cyber Alliance coupled with access to highly sought-after university educated cyber professionals.


Cyber Security Inward Investment Opportunity


Sustainable Aquaculture:

  • Dorset boasts an aquaculture-friendly coastline, with harbours shallow and sheltered. Water quality is excellent. Warm sea temperatures and calm tidal flows make Dorset waters more attractive than competitor sites.


Sustainable Aquaculture Inward Investment Opportunity


Visual Effects (VFX):

  • Dorset is a growing centre of excellence for visual effects. Bournemouth and Poole are the UK’s top areas for high growth digital businesses. With a generous film tax relief system, supportive government and world-class VFX talent pool, the region is well-placed to take advantage of the on-going growth in VFX.


Visual Effects Inward Investment Opportunity

Part of our inward investment strategy focuses on highlighting our region’s sector specific strengths and the opportunities they present for potential inward investment. The information contained in these brochures are an important element in our marketing plan which will help to promote Dorset overseas and attract new businesses and employers to the region.”

John Sutcliffe, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Board Member for Inward Investment