The South West is England’s largest and most rural region with rich, diverse natural resources, a strong and growing network of over 200 innovative agri-tech companies, working with industry leading academics and R&D institutions.
South West agri-tech small to medium sized companies generate over £371 million turnover. The area also attracts many major employers including Arla Foods UK, Danone, Mole Valley Farmers, Thatchers Cider, Velcourt, ABP Food Group, DuPont, Glencore Agriculture and Yeo Valley Farmers.
Complementary sector strengths include Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Nuclear, Space, ITech and Pharmaceuticals. With five of England’s fourteen Food Enterprise Zones offering simplified planning and incentives, a huge range of other site options from collaboration space labs, rural and urban offices, science and business parks and employment land; the South West is the ideal location to relocate for any growing company.
Definition of Agri-Tech:
Any technology on the farm, or that crosses the threshold of the farm, for use in agriculture, horticulture, or aquaculture.