The M25 surrounds one of the biggest business and financial hubs in the world. The London M25 area is home to some of the world’s greatest companies and banks, from HSBC to Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline (formerly Glaxo and SmithKline Beecham) to Mindshare. Many global business headquarters are local to London as a business, transport and financial hub. Yet as one of the world’s largest cities, London is also home to many thousands of small businesses and local businesses.
Around the M25, there are former villages, suburbs and small towns thriving as local businesses work to service other local businesses and larger companies as well as people in the local communities.
The M25 passes through South-West Essex from Junction 24 (Hertfordshire) through to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and Dartford Tunnel, where Kent continues south of the River Thames. There is an M25 Business Centre based at Junction 26, providing office and consumer space for businesses focussing on the M25 area.
Small business has thrived in London and with many based in the less expensive property areas beyond the city centre, the M25 is a vital transport lifeline for product delivery, logistics and staff commutes. Many people based in Central London live close to the M25 in Outer London or the Home Counties including Essex, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.
Essex has become well known for boutique shops and white van man businesses such as home improvements and home delivery services. Many market their businesses to other Essex businesses and residents. A family business that specialises in loft conversion in Essex will often take on work in neighbouring counties because of the M25 making it easy to move construction workers and building materials.
With so many things to do in and around London, there are plenty of opportunities for online businesses and marketing companies to thrive by working with local London businesses. An SEO service in Essex and local web design agencies and website development services, or social media support. A good web design company for small businesses in Hertfordshire will also be able to work with companies in Essex and North London easily thanks to M25 travel. They might also offer some practical SEO tips for small business online marketing.
Many of the pages from this tab will focus on the great work of small businesses around the M25 in Essex and London as well as around M25 junctions all the way around London’s orbital motorway. On occasion, we’ll also feature some great local businesses outside of the M25 area that help local business to succeed.