The ‘jewel in the crown of Suffolk’ and the home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England, Bury St Edmunds is the largest town in West Suffolk (population 41,000 and growing) and part of the prosperous Cambridge sub-region which benefits greatly from being on the A14 corridor linking the UK’s biggest and busiest container Port at Felixstowe with the Midlands.
One of the main strengths of the town’s economy is the sheer diversity of businesses.
Bury St Edmunds is home to Greene King, Vitec, British Sugar, Treatt and Claas, to name but a few (the latter two have recently invested millions of pounds into their Bury St Edmunds headquarters).
Key sectors include food drink and agriculture; financial services; and advanced manufacturing and engineering. The town is also home to excellent education facilities including Abbeygate Sixth Form Centre; West Suffolk College and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centre.
The towns thriving advanced manufacturing and engineering sector is seeing significant investment from both the private sector, with Vitec also investing millions of pounds into its local Centre of Excellence, and the public sector keen to support it – Innovation and incubation units.