Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is home to a new Unitary Council, with a thriving £10bn economy, 400,000 people, world class talent and a fantastic quality of life.  The 12th largest unitary council, we strive to be the dynamic heart of the south with wellbeing and the environment at the centre of what we do, where everyone plays an active role.  With 15 miles of sandy beaches and 19 areas of special scientific interest, the natural environment makes up nearly 1/5th of the area. Our towns provide a rich cultural offer, with five Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations and a depth of grassroots talent as well as a world class harbour, a range of sporting prowess and a premiership football club in AFC Bournemouth.  The three universities, college and international education establishments provide fantastic opportunities for life-long learning.  

Clustered around the Port of Poole and Bournemouth International Airport is a rich engineering and advanced manufacturing sector, and we have the largest financial sector outside London, represented by global financial services companies.  The Council actively encourages investment which has reached £1bn since 2013, and is leading the Smart Places agenda, investing in digital infrastructure and prioritising the expansion of sustainable transport infrastructure.