Wandsworth has been ranked 54 in the new Vibrant Economy Index  by respected accountants Grant Thornton.


The index analysed 324 local authorities and ranked them on six categories .All the categories were thought to be vital to promoting a good economic environment for local residents and businesses. Richmond came out top of the London boroughs it seems, scoring very well in areas such as health,wellbeing and happiness. It also scored well in community, trust and belonging.

Here are where some of the other local boroughs came in:

  • Elmbridge 17
  • Wandsworth 54
  • Epsom and Ewell 58
  • Merton 71
  • Bromley 73
  • Kingston 86
  • Croydon 87
  • Dartford 126
  • Sutton 141
  • Greenwich 147
  • Bexley 151
  • Lewisham 196

According to Grant Thornton the index is a great way to provide

  • businesses with an understanding of their local economy and the issues that will affect investment decisions both within the business and externally
  • policy-makers and place-shapers with an overview of the strengths and opportunities, challenges and weaknesses of individual places as well as the dynamic between different areas
  • citizens with an accessible insight into how their place is doing, so that they can contribute to shaping local discussions about what is important to them