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Scotland

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More than four million people live in Scotland, a region rich in both heritage and cultural diversity. And one that embraces change and challenge. The Scottish Regional Assembly will become the regionís foremost voice; creating a strategic partnership to boost the economic, social and environmental quality of life Ė for us all. Key Sectors; life sciences, biotechnology, healthcare, medical devices; electronics, microelectronics, optoelectronics, system-on-chip, telecommunications; software and e-business, digital media and creative industries; R&D, financial and business services, contact centres; forestry industries, food and drink, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, oil and gas, renewable energy.

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Northern Ireland

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More than four million people live in Northern Ireland, a region rich in both heritage and cultural diversity. And one that embraces change and challenge. The Northern Ireland Regional Assembly will become the regionís foremost voice; creating a strategic partnership to boost the economic, social and environmental quality of life Ė for us all. Key sectors; software, ICT, network and internet technologies, wireless technologies, telecommunications, electronics, chip design, multimedia design; customer contact and shared service centres, financial services, e-commerce; life, health and environmental sciences; aerospace, defence, light engineering, manufacturing.

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North West

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The counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire The metropolitan districts of Bolton, Bury, Knowsley, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, St. Helens, Salford, Sefton, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and Wirral The non-metropolitan districts of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Halton and Warrington. The North West is the largest region outside London and the South East with a population of over seven million, 11.5% of the UK, and a workforce of 3.2 million, 11.1% of the UK total. It has a larger economy than several European countries producing £97.6bn Gross Value Added and has more than 350,000 companies, over 2,800 of which are overseas-owned. Three-quarters of the UKís top 100 companies have operations in the region Key sectors represented in the North West include; life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemicals, R&D; aerospace, automotive, engineering, manufacturing, defence, energy, including renewables; ICT, software, digital industries; food processing; distribution; contact centres and shared service centres, financial and professional services.

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North East

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The counties of Durham and Northumberland The metropolitan districts of Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland The non-metropolitan districts of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. advanced materials and ceramics, automotive, biotechnology, call centres and shared service facilities, chemicals, digital media, electronics, food processing, healthcare, information technology, life sciences, mechanical and precision engineering, nanotechnology, offshore technology, pharmaceuticals, plastics, professional services, renewable energy, software.

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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The county of North Yorkshire The metropolitan districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield The non-metropolitan districts of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and York. Key sectors: advanced engineering and metals, automotive components, high-tech manufacturing for aerospace, automotive and household appliance industries; digital industries, electronics, software, multimedia, design, printing, creative, media and cultural activities; float glass, chemicals, pharmaceutical, bioscience, environmental, medical devices and healthcare technologies; food and drink; financial and professional services; distribution.

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Wales

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More than four million people live in Wales, a region rich in both heritage and cultural diversity. And one that embraces change and challenge. The Welsh Regional Assembly will become the regionís foremost voice; creating a strategic partnership to boost the economic, social and environmental quality of life. Key sectors: aerospace, automotive components, manufacturing, engineering; optoelectronics, semiconductors, telecoms, ICT, software, multimedia; life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical; petrochemical; food and drink; financial and business services, contact centres, distribution. The population of Wales is 2.9m, 4.9% if the UK total. The workforce numbers 1.3m, 4.5% of the whole UK. Gross Value Added for the Wales region is £37.1bn, 3.9% of the UK total.

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West Midlands

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The counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire The metropolitan districts of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton The non-metropolitan districts of Herefordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford and Wrekin. Key sectors: transport technologies, including manufacturing plants for automobiles, trucks, motorsports, off-road vehicles, parts suppliers, aerospace, rail, engineering; rubber, plastics, polymers; environmental and medical technologies; optoelectronics, electronics, telecommunications, software, ICT; healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food and drink; business and professional services, customer contact centres and logistics.

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East Midlands

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The counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire The non-metropolitan districts of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Rutland. Key sectors: transport technologies (encompassing automotive, motorsport, aerospace and rail); food and drink production and processing; technical textiles; healthcare technologies (particularly pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical instrument manufacturing). Other significant sectors are IT and creative industries; financial and business services; environmental technologies; space science; printing and packaging; distribution and logistics.

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The East

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The counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk The non-metropolitan districts of Luton, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. Key sectors: R&D, life sciences, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; ICT, software and advanced electronics; automotive, aerospace and energy; and food production and processing. The service sector includes financial and business services, film and media and distribution. The population of the East of England is 5.4m, 9.1% if the UK total. The workforce numbers 2.7m, 9.4% of the whole UK. Gross Value Added for the East of England region is £95.3bn, 10.0% of the UK total.

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South West

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The counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire The non-metropolitan districts of Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Torbay The Isles of Scilly. Key sectors: advanced engineering (aerospace, automotive, measuring instruments and medical devices), marine, defence and supporting industries, electronic and electrical engineering; semiconductor design, information and communication technology (ICT), telecommunications; food and drink, biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals; creative industries, multimedia; environmental technologies; R&D, finance, insurance and business services, call centres; printing and packaging, European headquarters, agriculture, fishing, forestry and tourism. The population of the South West is 5.0m, 8.4% if the UK total. The workforce numbers 2.5m, 8.7% of the whole UK. Gross Value Added for the Wales region is £75.2bn, 7.9% of the UK total.

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South East

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The population of the South East is 8.0m, 13.5% if the UK total. The workforce numbers 4.1m, 14.2% of the whole UK. Gross Value Added for the South East region is £148.8bn, The south east comprises the counties of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex The non-metropolitan districts of Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, the Medway Towns, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. Key sectors: financial and professional services; R&D, life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals; optoelectronics, semiconductor design, consumer and defence electronics, ICT, telecommunications, software, creative industries; aerospace, automotive and motorsport, marine technologies, hi-tech engineering, electrical engineering, environmental technologies; food and drink, clothing, furniture, paper, publishing and printing, distribution and logistics, UK and European corporate headquarters.

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London

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More than four million people live in Greater London, a region rich in both heritage and cultural diversity. And one that embraces change and challenge. The London and South East Regional Assembly will become the regionís foremost voice; creating a strategic partnership to boost the economic, social and environmental quality of life. Key sectors: international business services: finance, banking, insurance, legal, professional; creative sector: advertising, architecture, design, designer fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, TV and radio; pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences; electronics, ICT, telecoms and computer equipment; software, internet and e-commerce, contact centres; international business publishing, information and communications; distribution and construction. Key manufacturing sectors include food and drink, printing, telecommunications, advanced automotive, pharmaceuticals, precision engineering, environmental technologies and ICT. The population of London is 7.4m, 12.5% if the UK total. The workforce numbers 3.6m, 8% of the whole UK. Gross Value Added for the London region is £155.1bn, 16.3% of the UK total.

 
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