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Economic development - Christchurch

Christchurch Borough Council

Christchurch is not just a beautiful holiday destination. Christchurch already enjoys a diverse and prosperous local economy but also has many opportunities for existing businesses to grow and for relocating businesses to move into the area.

Bournemouth Airport

One of the key economic generators in the sub-region, Bournemouth Airport (opens in a new window) , is located in the borough of Christchurch. Bournemouth Airport is amongst the busiest and fastest growing airports in the country, providing an increasing range of passenger, charter and freight links to European destinations. An impressive number of high-quality companies have been attracted to the airport, including:

AIM Aviation (opens in a new window)
City Link (opens in a new window) Meggitt (opens in a new window)
Dolphin Packaging (opens in a new window) National Air Traffic Service (opens in a new window)
Drilling Systems (opens in a new window) NFF Precision (opens in a new window)
Hobbycraft (opens in a new window) Ocean Yachts (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)

VT Defence (opens in a new window)

Honeywell Aerospace (opens in a new window)

Aviation Park is the largest employment site in Dorset. The airport also has substantial capacity to accommodate more businesses which includes:

  • 200 acres (80 ha) of land
  • Serviced sites available, leasehold or virtual freehold
  • Buildings provided by joint venture or occupier own-build, leasehold or virtual freehold
  • Opportunities for a wide range of aviation-related and other non-aviation businesses

Business support

In order to provide Support for businesses (pdf, 544kb) (opens in a new window)  and the wider local economy, Christchurch Borough Council continues to develop a number of support initiatives.

Looking for financial support for your business?  At Christchurch we have teamed up with Bournemouth Borough Council to provide more help to businesses in securing external funding through a comprehensive database (opens in a new window)  of government, lottery and charitable trust funding. If you are successful we would be pleased to hear from you in order that we can pass on news of your success to others. Good luck.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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