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British Companies Growing in NC


British Firms Operating in North Carolina


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Marshall USA Invests $50M in New Maintenance Facility in Greensboro

Marshall USA LLC, a subsidiary of Marshall Aerospace, a British aerospace and defense contractor, has announced it will invest $50 million for a new planned maintenance inspection (PMI) facility at Piedmont Triad Airport.

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Abzena Will Invest $213 Million To Create a Manufacturing Plant in Sanford

Abzena Holdings (US) LLC, a life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), will locate a significant biopharmaceutical manufacturing site in Lee County, creating 325 jobs and investing $213 million in Sanford.

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British Investment by the Numbers

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New and Expanding Companies from the UK since 2014
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UK-Born Residents Live in North Carolina

Strategic Location

With half of the American population within a day’s drive, North Carolina is strategically positioned in the middle of the United States’ East Coast. Four international airports and two deep seaports put many customers and suppliers within reach.

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Speed to Market

You don’t have to navigate complicated tax structures or bureaucratic red tape to do business in North Carolina. We have a top business tax environment and are full of resources for all permitting, licensing, and other regulation questions.

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Hub for Innovation

You’ll find North America’s largest research park and life sciences hub, located in the Raleigh-Durham area, while Charlotte is the second largest financial center in the US. North Carolina is also known for its agriculture, food, and automotive manufacturing sectors.

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Leaders in Clean Energy

North Carolina and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Trade Relations to guide a clean energy economy transition. Goals include accelerating clean energy industry development and promoting environmental justice.

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UK Companies Prosper in North Carolina

Some prominent British companies that have already established themselves in this state include:



GlaxoSmith Kline

BAE Systems

Research Triangle Park is particularly alluring for launching our US operations as it has a unique blend of major academic medical centers, innovative biotech, information technology, biopharmaceutical, and contract research, plus a fantastic quality of life.

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Anders Victor

Anders Victor

Senior Business Development Manager,
Europe and India
Luigi Mercuri

Luigi Mercuri

Managing Director,
Europe Investment Office
Michael Ritschl

Michael Ritschl

Director, Europe Investment Office
Mattia Silvestrin

Mattia Silvestrin

International Expansion Executive,
Europe Investment Office