Key sectors

Horsham District is home to a wide range of businesses, and every sector is welcome here. We know how important it is when choosing a base for your organisation that you know what other businesses are close by. Here's a guide to the key sectors in Horsham District.


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Creative and digital

A number of well-known gaming and software companies are based in Horsham District, and there's a thriving digital community supported by local networking groups.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses in Horsham District have access to spacious premises and good road links. The businesses we have here are fine examples of civil engineering and technological innovation.

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Health and life sciences

Businesses of all sizes in this sector are based in Horsham District - including multinational headquarters. Specialisms include medical technologies, clinical research and consultancy.


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Professional and technical services

Horsham District is home to several large-scale employers in this field. Businesses in this sector span financial services, consultancy and business management, and technical innovation.

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Food and drink

Brewers, vineyards, drinks producers and foodies are all supported in Horsham District by a fantastic network of farm shops and promotional partnerships.


Small businesses

Just over 87% of all Horsham District businesses employ less than 9 people. The District has a fantastic one-year small-business survival rate of 91.3%, the second highest in West Sussex.

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Who else is here?

As well as the key sectors above, the following large-scale employers have established their bases here:

And just north of Horsham, Thales and Nestle are based in Crawley with close proximity to Gatwick Airport.