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Design, creation, collaboration

From the traditional arts to software development to mechanical engineering, the Bath area has always been beautifully inventive. Since Roman times, thinkers, entrepreneurs and investors have been attracted to its outstanding built and natural environment.  You'll find that the coffee-house culture introduced to Bath in the 17th and 18th centuries is alive and well today.

Take a look at some of the inventors, thinkers and visionaries who have made Bath their home and place of work over the centuries here.

Our strengths

The area’s main strength lies in the co-location of creative content producers, technologists, publishers, and engineers, as well as our strong and continually growing professional and financial services sector.

Retail, tourism, leisure, and health and wellbeing businesses continue to perform well here, thanks to international recognition of the area's cultural heritage and restorative powers.

Use these pages to find out more about the range of local and subregional business networks helping to stimulating business growth.