Business relocation to Leeds

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Location Leeds: open for business

Essential guide to the Leeds commercial property market, showcasing the city's premier business locations. Features out of town and city centre offices, retail and industrial premises. Published in association with Yorkshire Business Insider.

Leeds:The Facts
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Statistical overview of the economy of Leeds and the city region including information on key sectors, workforce, population and output.

Business in Leeds:
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Detailed information on the Leeds economy covering everything from financial services to the media, workforce and skills also providing an overview of the Leeds lifestyle including education, leisure and healthcare.

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A fast developing location for creative and digital media businesses close to the centre of Leeds. Includes case studies of companies based in the area.

Government departments and agencies

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Detailed report is available setting out the advantages of Leeds as a location for government departments and agencies. Includes case studies.

Shared Service Centres

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Detailed report on advantages of Leeds as a location for shared services centres. Includes studies of shared services operations based in Leeds.

Making it in Leeds

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Detailed report on the manufacturing sector in Leeds, including case studies on some of the city's leading manufacturers.

Conference Leeds

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Guide to 290 venues for conferences, seminars and training events in Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Pennine Yorkshire.

Business relocation

Our services

The Locate in Leeds team and Leeds City Council provide a range of free services to companies and organisations looking to relocate or expand their operations to the city, existing Leeds businesses and start up companies.

Services include: sites and premises searches; detailed information on the Leeds economy and labour market; presentations and tours; assistance with recruitment and training; and access to an extensive business and sector support network.

Finding premises

According to the European Cities Monitor, Leeds is one of the top cities in Europe in terms of value for money of office space. Research by DTZ also shows Leeds to be the most cost effective of all the UK’s major logistics centres: costs are up to 4.5% lower than in other regional centres.

The city offers a full range of business accommodation from large floor plate offices, ideal for regional and corporate headquarters, though to serviced office accommodation for fast growing new and small businesses.

We maintain an up to date database of available office, retail and industrial property to assist companies looking for new premises in Leeds. It draws together information from over 100 commercial property agents, together with the council’s own database of development land and small business premises.

Individually tailored searches can be carried out by members of the business and enterprise team. Companies can also carry out their own property searches online using the property search portal.


We can provide detailed information on the Leeds economy, labour and property markets in the form of tailored reports to assist companies with their feasibility studies for expansion or relocation.

A number of reports on key sectors, including manufacturing, shared services centres, government departments and agencies, can be downloaded from the resources section of this website.

The Leeds Economy Handbook features a wider range of statistical information on the economy of the city. The online version of the handbook is updated every six months.

Presentations and tours

Tours can be arranged at all stages of the business decision-making process. In addition to sites and premises, tours can be expanded to cover housing, leisure and the surrounding countryside.

We can provide information and presentations about living and working in Leeds to key staff considering whether to relocate with your company. Presentations and tours can be arranged for staff and their families, delivered direct or through the client’s relocation consultants.

We can arrange tours of Leeds and the surrounding region, taking in the city centre, cultural and leisure facilities, residential areas, and further afield, and arrange for them to meet with people who already live and work in Leeds.


Employment Leeds aims to create a single point of contact for companies recruiting staff. We can advise you about the local labour market in the city, and will work closely with you to understand your needs and help you fill your vacancies with the right people.

With our key partners we aim to support you throughout the recruitment and retention process, which can be adapted and designed to meet the specific needs of your business. Facilities to host interviews can be provided.

After care

Through our links with an extensive network of public and private sector organisations we can continue to support companies and help them become an integral part of the Leeds business community.

For more information contact Locate in Leeds on:

Tel: 0113 378 1555