One of GlaxoSmithKline?s major European pharmaceutical R&D centres is based in Stevenage

Business sectors in Stevenage

The strength of the business base in Stevenage lies in its diversity and history.

One of GlaxoSmithKline's European pharmaceutical R&D centre is based in Stevenage

While there are some significant business sectors represented in Stevenage such as aerospace, defence and pharmaceuticals other industries have also been attracted to the area over the years.

Stevenage's impressive business community now spans construction, advanced engineering and aerospace, information technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, environmental industries and creative and media.

Stevenage also has high levels of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and a start up rate for new businesses which is equivalent to the UK average and higher than the East of England average.