Clusters and Connectivity: The City as a Place for SMEs


Published March 17 2016.

This report was jointly commissioned by the City of London Corporation and the City Property Association to further understanding of the opportunities that a location in the City offers, and the challenges emerging from increasing pressure on SME workspace. It complements our 2015 research, Future Workstyles and Future Workplaces in the City of London, which looked at how the requirements of large firms were changing.

This research report analyses the opportunities that a location in the City offers and the challenges emerging from increasing pressure on SME (small and medium sized business) workspace. The City is a thriving place for 16,000 firms with fewer than 250 employees (SMEs). These businesses make up 98.6% of all businesses located in the Square Mile and employ around half the workforce.

To read the full research report please click here.