Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire was the second garden city founded in England in 1920. It is unique to other London commuter towns as it was also designated in 1948 as a new town and exemplifies the planning ideals of both times.
Designed to be ‘The Perfect Town’, Welwyn Garden City offers a fantastic work/life balance and is home to many established businesses, including global brands, national companies and local businesses.
Take a look at these 5 reasons to launch a start-up business in Welwyn Garden City.
1. Welwyn Garden City is a convenient business location
Location is one of the most crucial factors to consider when launching a start-up business. Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire is conveniently located for local and national businesses as it is just 20 miles north of London. The town is also within easy reach of Luton, St Albans, Hatfield, Hertford and Stevenage.
If you choose Welwyn Garden City as the home of your start-up business, you could benefit from a wide customer base in both Hertfordshire and North London.
2. Welwyn Garden City has fantastic transport links & connectivity
As a commuter town, Welwyn Garden City boasts fantastic public transport links and connectivity to the City of London. Welwyn Garden City train station is located in the town centre and runs services to London King’s Cross and London Moorgate. Train services also run north to Stevenage, Hitchin and Cambridge from Welwyn Garden City.
The town also has reliable bus routes that connect Welwyn Garden City to the surrounding areas such as St Albans, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Barnet. Welwyn Garden City offers great connectivity with major road routes such as the A1, the A414 and The Great North Road for customers, employees, or suppliers who need to access your business by car.
3. Welwyn Garden City is home to established businesses
Since being developed as a garden city around 100 years ago, Welwyn Garden City has continued to attract a range of industries and was once home to the Shredded Wheat Factory.
Today, Welwyn Garden City is still home to established businesses such as Baxters, Cashbrokers, Ocado, PayPoint, Tesco Head Office and HSBC’s high-security global data centre.
4. Welwyn Garden City offers a great work-life balance
As well as being a great place to launch a start-up business, Welwyn Garden City is also a great place to live as the balance of green space, town centre amenities and connectivity offers an ideal work-life balance for residents.
Discover a range of things to do in Welwyn Garden City, including exploring Stanborough Park, watching local productions at The Barn Theatre and playing a wide range of sports at Gosling Sports Park.
5. The Self Storage Company in Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden city is an ideal place to launch a start-up or expand your current business. As well as a convenient location, fantastic transport links, a great work-life balance and a number of well-established, international businesses already calling the town home, Welwyn Garden City is also home to The Self Storage Company.
Discover secure and affordable business self-storage in Welwyn Garden City. Our storage units are available in a range of sizes, from 10sqft to 275sqft, and are perfect for storing business stock, excess products, tools and equipment.
Book business storage at The Self Storage Company in Welwyn Garden City today! Call 01707 861 150 for 50% off storage for the first 8 weeks, or use our online booking tool!
Find us at 13-15 Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3BQ.