AEI's UK office is located in Leicester, one of the best networked cities in the United Kingdom. Centrally located in the East Midlands county of Leicestershire, we're connected to four national motorways, less than 30 minutes from an international airport, and just over an hour from London by train.
Leicestershire has earned its tremendous reputation for industriousness, diversity, and innovation in such areas as engineering, manufacturing, food and drink, and financial services. Here DNA genetic fingerprinting was discovered, the first jet engine was perfected, and the world's first hydrogen-powered motorcycle was developed. With an estimated economy of £17.6 billion, Leicestershire is home to over 350 foreign-owned businesses, including Next, Boden, 3M, Pepsi Co, Caterpillar, and Triumph. Leicestershire is similarly noted for higher education, with three distinguished universities - Leicester, De Montfort and Loughborough - featuring centers of research excellence in such sectors as space science, bio-medical science, engineering, and design industries.
This is a county where timeless country villages really do exist, where equivalent housing is £100,000 less than London ($166,000 in March 2014), and is continually ranked high among Britain's best areas for families. Stunning countryside is conveniently nearby for golf, horse riding, cycling, sailing, and hiking. Given our focus, motor enthusiasts have access to Mallory Park, Donington Park, and the Bruntingthorpe and Prestwold circuits. Live entertainment abounds at the Curve theatre, De Montfort Hall, O2 Academy Leicester, and Kilworth House Theatre - or perhaps Tigers rugby at Welford Road.