As Milton Keynes celebrates its 50th birthday this year, we’ve been reflecting on what we love about MK and there are many reasons why we love the city we call home....
1. MK ATTRACTS WORLD-CHANGING COMPANIES
We’re not alone in choosing MK as the home for our head office. MK has attracted some of today’s most exciting, world-changing companies. Take Transport Systems Catapult as an example: This company, based in MK, is the UK’s innovation hub responsible for harnessing emerging technologies to transform the future of transport as we know it – such as driverless cars.
2. MILTON KEYNES IS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AREAS IN THE UK
Ranked number 3 for innovation, beating London and Manchester, MK produces more ‘cutting edge services and products’, than almost all other towns and cities in the country. The city continues to encourage and support innovation where possible.
3. OFFICIALLY THE 2ND BEST PLACE TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY
A survey carried out in 2016 showed that MK is top for work satisfaction, overall being beaten only by Cambridge. With over three quarters of the working population in employment, combined with the high salaries and favourable work satisfaction ratings, there are many reasons why people aren’t feeling the need to commute to London.
4. BLETCHLEY PARK
No list would be complete without mentioning Bletchley Park, which not only helped us to win World War II but also played a key role in the design and construction of the world's first programmable, electronic, digital computer. It is difficult to think of a place that better symbolises all the trials and successes of the 20th century. What’s more, you can still see a reconstruction of the Colossus computer at the relatively quiet but fascinating National Museum of Computing.
5. INCREDIBLE BUSINESS SUPPORT
Beaten only by London, Milton Keynes has more business start-ups than any other place in the UK, which is testament to how much support the city gives to local businesses – ours included. MK is also ranked at No.2 for its percentage of high-tech and digital SMEs.
These annual reports and surveys demonstrate that Milton Keynes is a leader to be reckoned in the UK for business innovation and growth, and our own experience of a cleaning, security and facility management company in Milton Keynes certainly reflects that.
We can’t wait to see what happens over the next fifty years.
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