Invest in Dorset

Dorset is home to a wealth of world competitive companies and many world-leaders have chosen to locate their International or UK Headquarters in Dorset, including companies such as AIM Aviation, Dorset Cereals, Sunseeker International, Phytality, Lush, Farrow & Ball, Merlin Entertainment and Cobham just to name a few.

Over 200 foreign-owned businesses have chosen Dorset to set up part or all of their UK operations, such as JP Morgan, Plankton for Health, Insurance Australia, EADS, Atlas Elektronik, Siemens, The Bank of New York Mellon, Sharp, Honeywell Analytics, Sigma-Aldrich, Nano Minerals, Hitachi, Manitou BF SA, Deutsche Bank, Dupont, and many others.

The unique benefit that the Inward Investment Team in Dorset can offer businesses and organisations who are looking to relocate to – or expand within – the area is the strength of our own network. 

If your company is looking to locate, partner, invest or expand in Dorset we can help you to identify and access new markets, investments, technologies and products.

We will provide all the information you need, offering advice on the economy, locations, recruitment and sector specific information.

We can also help you understand the training and financial support that will help your company thrive and will continue supporting your business after you have settled in the area.


Invest in Dorset is a team of economic development professionals across Dorset dedicated to helping companies and investors identify investment or expansion opportunities in Dorset. We will provide you with information tailored to your needs, make introductions, help you find suitable premises and advise on financial assistance available.

Whether you are thinking about starting a new business, expanding your UK operations, relocating, or seeking a UK base for your operations, Invest in Dorset can help you explore what Dorset has to offer, and ensure you get all the support you need to be successful here.