Bill Agnew, deputy chief executive of GPIA, said: “We are in the
process of handling enquiries from companies based in America,
Holland, Ireland and Japan and have already helped a number of
international organisations move to Peterborough. The city is becoming
highly desirable for businesses wanting to take advantage of
affordable commercial property, excellent transport links and a highly
“The international relocation market has
been fairly quiet in recent years but the number of overseas enquiries
we are now handling is almost a record.”
GPIA organises individual visits for
companies interested in relocating and provides advice and assistance
to ensure the move runs smoothly. It also provides an after care
service, ensuring that all their needs have been met and providing any
further assistance required.
The Positively Peterborough campaign,
which promotes the city as an excellent location to live and work, has
helped to raise the profile of the city and has generated enquiries.
The campaign involves promoting Peterborough through its website –
www.positivelypeterborough.org – as well
as advertising and sponsorship of events.
“The Positively Peterborough campaign has
helped to spread the word that the city is a fantastic place to live
and work which is also committed to investing in the future,” added
Bill Agnew. “The recent enquiries and subsequent relocations will
further boost Peterborough’s reputation and profile which we hope will
encourage even more companies to relocate.