Where business matters

Industry leaders

An increasing number of regional, national and international companies are choosing to base their headquarters in Woking.

Businesses value Woking's proximity to London, global connectivity, access to appropriately skilled labour force and the UK market.

In sector terms, Woking has:

  • a long association with the oil, gas and petrochemical sector, hosting a number of major companies such as Petrofac, Wood GroupĀ Mustang and Q8 Petroleum.

  • a strong presence of financial and business services companies, including key corporate players such as Cap Gemini and Fidessa.

  • a dynamic advanced engineering cluster, driven by McLaren's world-class corporate production, racing and applied technology facilities.

  • strong support for environmentally-focused businesses, including the construction of WWF-UK's international headquarters - the Living Planet Centre - which uses state-of-the-art sustainable building technologies.

As well as being home to numerous large, multi-national companies such as McLaren, SAB Miller and Yum! foods, we also recognise the benefits of a diverse industrial structure. That is why Woking Borough Council and its public-private partners are actively packaging support, services and access to finance to create a hub for successful entrepreneurs wishing to locate their business in Woking.

Woking is where innovation and high-growth potential is nurtured, supported and encouraged.

To find out more about who has chosen to grow their business in Woking, business intelligence about companies, including directors, news and industry research, and the opportunity to create mailing lists from its data, can be found at Surrey Libraries.