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Hemel Hempstead has always been a prime business location and the focal point is Maylands Business Park, home to over 650 businesses employing over 20,000 people. Its strategic location near to London and major national and international connectivity has ensured it is a destination of choice for a variety of companies including global leaders in construction, logistics and technology. The intention is to build on this pedigree to ensure Hemel Hempstead is a beacon for business, attracting businesses looking to relocate but also encouraging entrepreneurs to establish themselves in the centre and area.

Hemel Hempstead hosts many leading businesses including Bourne Leisure, British Standards Institute, Amazon, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Britvic to name just a few. Herts Innovation Quarter is the Enterprise Zone (EZ) for the county focused on attracting a cluster of clean tech, smart construction and enviro-tech businesses to the area, harnessing the leading edge expertise of building sciences specialists BRE Group, agricultural pioneers Rothamsted Research and the University of Hertfordshire; the EZ has various sites on Maylands Business Park.

The town and area have a huge opportunity to grow their enterprise and commercial offer. Hemel Garden Communities will take the best of the existing new town and have a transformational impact on the place with over 11,000 homes and creating 10,000 jobs. The Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter will be at its heart. As the town centre is developed and repurposed, reflecting changes in shopping habits and the pandemic legacy, there is a wonderful chance to create shared work space, studios and offices bringing business into town. Given that people want more affordable, non-city dependent work options where accessibility to countryside, as well as London is possible must place Hemel Hempstead in a great position to be the place for business and commerce.

Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Herts Innovation Quarter

Hemel Garden Communities

Facts and Figures about Hemel Hempstead

Dacorum Planning Documents

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Dacorum Borough Council

Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District (BID)