Businesses Based In Dorset


There are over 250 foreign-owned businesses which have chosen Dorset to set up part or all of their UK operations, boasting names such as JP Morgan, Caterpillar, Siemens, The Bank of New York Mellon, Sharp, Honeywell, Hitachi, Deutsche Bank, Dupont and many others.

Dorset's rich selection in advanced engineering and manufacturing is reflected with the presence of such companies as Sunseeker International, Cobham, Meggitt, Magellan Aerospace, GSI Westwind Airbearings, Norco GRP, Curtiss-Wright, Ultra Electronics, AGC AeroComposites and GA Telesis.

Dorset is at the forefront of R&D in defence with leading world-class companies such as Atlas Elektronik UK, QinetiQ, BAE Systems, Aish Technologies, AGI Aeronautics, AB Precision and IAP G3 Systems.



Dorset is part of The South Coast Centre of Excellence for Financial Services with the presence of  JPMorgan, Ageas Retail, Nationwide Building Society, Barclays International, Pru Health and LV= Liverpool Victoria.

Dorset’s food and drink industry contains companies with worldwide reputations such as Organix,  Jordans Ryvita, Dorset Cereals, Pork Farms, Hall & Woodhouse Badger Beers, Thomas J Fudge, Clipper Teas, Keith Spicer Teas, Olives et Al, Ford Farms, Chococo, Purbeck Ice Cream and Moores Biscuits and is the home of leading chefs Mark Hix and Lesley Waters.

Other major household and industry names that are based in Dorset include Lush and Merlin Entertainments.



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