Luton’s culture is dynamic, its people welcoming, its society diverse and complex, its reach international and its economy robust. Luton is ambitious, forward looking, go-getting, itching to realise its aspirations, and eager to keep moving forward. Love Luton hopes to help civic pride among Lutonians; proving what we can achieve together, confounding our critics, and providing the impetus to move faster and reach higher into the future.
Luton as a town that is fast realising its true potential. More and more businesses are recognising that Luton is the place to build a brighter and better future. We are a town that welcomes new businesses, developers and investors, helping them to benefit from the experience of large and small organisations that are already enjoying the advantages of relocating to the town. Luton is now one of the leading towns in the country when it comes to business growth resulting in a thriving and buoyant economy.
Luton is home to Vauxhalls’ head office, the European customer care centre, the warehouse and GM Manufacturing Luton, the latter producing the Vivaro Van under the Vauxhall, Opel, Nissan (Primastar) and Renault (Traffic) brands.
Prestigious business parks such as Capability Green and the Butterfield Business Park, incorporating the award winning Innovation Centre and Business Base, offer state of the art, contemporary and sustainable buildings for a variety of end uses. These range from corporate headquarters and serviced offices through to bespoke buildings for research and development, manufacturing and technology.
Luton has a strong record of attracting inward investment with millions of pounds coming into various partnerships in recent years. There are some significant schemes coming to Luton that, along with the towns infrastructure, point to promising signs for the future.
Luton is one of the largest towns in south east England, with a population of 184,000 residents and about 71,000 households. Vocational analysis shows clear advantages for the town and wider conurbation in air transport, motor vehicles, medical and precision instruments, ICT, aerospace and food and drink.
Luton has a multi-lingual, highly skilled, local workforce.This is further enhanced by good transport links to a widespread catchment area, extending through Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties and down to north London. There is also a wide and active membership on the learning, skills and employment themes within the Local Strategic Partnership.
Excellent education opportunities are on hand for everyone who lives,works or studies here - not only during school years but throughout life from early years and childcare, through to college and university.
More than £4bn has already been invested in the town. Exciting regeneration works are underway and more development opportunities are available now and in the future.
The town has a diverse cultural population with strong links to the European and world markets including Albania, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Vietnam, Bosnia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, India and the Caribbean.