In some cases, Warrington might not be the first choice for businesses seeking a new office in the North West. Situated between Liverpool and Manchester, you would expect the town of Warrington to play second fiddle to its sprawling city neighbours.
But when you compare important metrics such as productivity levels, wages, and location, Warrington punches well above its weight.
In fact, Warrington is by far the most productive city in the North West of England.
That’s the surprising yet perfectly justifiable outcome from CityMetric’s Jonn Elledge, who crunched the data provided by Centre for Cities and found that Warrington is indeed leading the way for North West businesses. When it comes to wages, Elledge also found that Warrington is on a par with its city neighbours, which is unusual for a smaller town.
So how and why is Warrington performing so well?