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Why Northamptonshire?

Northamptonshire: THE place to be for Logistics!

Northamptonshire benefits from a unique central strategic location at the hub of national infrastructure connections, communications and networks.

As a result, we are often referred to by industry as the 'Golden Triangle' for distribution and logistics.Five international airports are located within one hour's drive time include

  • London Heathrow,
  • London Luton,
  • Birmingham,
  • Nottingham East Midlands
  • London Stansted

As well as three major air freight hubs nearby, including East Midlands Airport – the UK's largest dedicated pure air freight terminal.

This unrivalled access to the UK, Europe and International markets has made Northamptonshire a hub for some of the world's biggest companies including XPO Logistics, Kuehne & Nagel, DHL, Wincanton and many more.

Northamptonshire is home to a number of companies who have joined us to support the Armed Forces Covenant through our Forces Logistics Northants activity.

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The logistics sector is a major employer in Northamptonshire and the wider SEMLEP area, and a key element of a successful and thriving economy.

Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas are at the heart of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes Growth Corridor – one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK, with a population of 3.3 million and an economy of more than £100 billion.  The Corridor already has some of the fastest-growing locations in the UK, with logistics at the heart.