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Relocating to NPT

Relocating to Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot County Borough is located at the centre of the South Wales economy along the M4 corridor with direct access to London, the South East of England, other parts of the UK and Europe.

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The area has a strong mix of manufacturing and service sector industries and a share of well-known companies with specific expertise in steel, electronics, automotive components, general and precision engineering.

The Corus Group, taken over by India's Tata Steel in early 2007 created the world's fifth-largest steel group. It directly employs some 3000 people at its plant in Port Talbot and also provides numerous contracting opportunities for local people and businesses.

Although manufacturing is still key to the local economy, other sectors are emerging.

Wales' first biomass renewable energy plant has been constructed while GE Energy, one of the worlds largest companies invested £500m in a power station containing the latest gas turbine technology.

Multi million pound infrastructure and regeneration projects are also generating a significant increase in employment in the construction sector while the tourism industry now provides jobs to more than 1000 people, attracting over 1.3m visitors and contributing over £65m to the local economy (2005).

The Baglan Energy Park development which revived a former industrial area has won the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) for best practice in regeneration, one of only two projects in Wales to win an award. The project which revived a former industrial area is attracting world class companies and once completed is expected to create approximately 3000 jobs.

The success of the area is attributed to the excellent infrastructure, good communications and the quality of the labour force.

Businesses looking to relocate to the Neath Port Talbot area may find the NPT Property Register useful. This contains information on available office and industrial premises as well as potential development sites across the borough. The property register can be viewed through the following link: NPT Property Register