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10 August 2016

This series of maps visualises the trends of firms moving in to and out of the City of London between 2012 and 2014. They give unique insights into the locational patterns of City firms, showing where they cluster and illustrating the active and dynamic business environment in the City.

Five sectors are included: admin and support services; finance; insurance; professional services; and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). The maps break down these sectors into seven sizes of firm, by number of employees.

Commissioned by the City of London Corporation, this research was undertaken by Trends Business Research (TBR). To analyse firm migration patterns, TBR used its own longitudinal dataset named Trends Central Resource (TCR).

This is a particularly interesting time to study the City's firm migration patterns. Although certain clusters are well established in the City, such as the tightly clustered insurance sector in the east of the City's boundaries, in more recent years there has been a rise in the number of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) firms moving into the City. These maps show how TMT firms have altered the make-up of the City's business ecology.

This work complements our previous research paper on business movements, The Impact of Firm Migration on the City of London, published in 2014.

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09 August 2016
Last Modified:
03 August 2018