Stratford-upon-Avon a great place to do business

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Andrew Smith

The town isn’t just about Shakespeare and swans, it’s got a thriving business community too, making it a jewel in the Midlands’ crown.

Millions of tourists flock to the town every year, keen to walk in the footsteps of the great bard and experience a slice of picture-perfect Britain. However, businesses are also recognising the appeal the town offers and are taking advantage of its great location, perfect transport links and active business community.

Shakespeare Martineau has long been flying the flag for Stratford and the team are all passionate about helping businesses in the local and surrounding areas to be as successful as possible. From agriculture to ambitious start-ups, the region has lots to offer and Shakespeare Martineau has all the right experts, in the right places.

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Tourism aside, Stratford-upon-Avon’s local economy has weathered particularly well in recent times, managing to avoid the downturn which has affected other parts of the country. Close links to the research and development powerhouses of Warwick and Coventry has boosted the area’s appeal and greater numbers of innovative businesses than ever before have started to call Stratford home.

Don’t forget, its small town status doesn’t mean that Stratford is lacking in the commercial clout of its bigger urban neighbours. The town has a well-established network of professional advisers, all with their finger on the pulse of the local market.

A gateway to the Cotswolds and beyond

Drive five minutes in any direction from Stratford town centre and you’ll find yourself in some of the country’s most beautiful countryside. Agriculture and farming communities have long been integral to this part of the country and they are still as important as they’ve ever been.

Farmers, just like any other business owner, have challenges to overcome. From putting succession plans in place, evaluating and restructuring partnership agreements and planning future diversification; to preparing for a land sale, farmers and their families often have to tackle varied and complex matters. Luckily, farming runs in Stratford’s veins and Shakespeare Martineau has agricultural specialists on hand to help with any issue which may crop up.

Stratford’s building

From new houses to commercial developments, there is a lot of building work ongoing in the town. People are recognising that Stratford and the surrounding area is a great place to both live and do business. Convenient transport links to London in the south, and Birmingham and the wider Midlands in the north, mean that for even for larger commercial enterprises, the town has strong appeal.

The real estate team in the Stratford office of Shakespeare Martineau covers the full spectrum of commercial and residential property matters. For private landlords, property investors, developers and more, those looking to tap into the Stratford property market have all the advice they need right on their doorstep.

So, what’s stopping you from doing business in Stratford?

Every member of Shakespeare Martineau’s Stratford office is passionate about the local area, as well as the businesses and individuals who live and work in the town and surrounding areas. It is the perfect place to do business, with expert advisers available to support you at each and every stage of your business journey.

If you’d like to know more about how the Stratford team at Shakespeare Martineau could help you, get in touch with us for a chat T:01789 416518 E:andrew.smith@shma.co.uk www.shma.co.uk