Birchwood, Omega, Stadium Quarter, Time Square - the list could go on. Warrington is booming. With easy access to the M56, M62 and M6, rail links to London, and flanked by two international airports, Warrington's location is superb. But, Warrington is much more than that.
Did you know that we now have one of the highest number of business HQs in the North West? Among those basing their HQs in Warrington are leading nuclear engineering company Sellafield and United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company. Success breeds success, as they say, and it's the presence of such companies that make Warrington attractive for value-adding inward investment.
Ranked in the UK top 20 for high-growth technology businesses by Tech Nation - Warrington leads the way in the North West, here's why:
People employed in advanced engineering
Most entrepreneurial constituency in the UK outside London
Best place to live in the UK according to ONS stats
of five top hotspots for build-to-rent developers and investors
Warrington has a thriving, vibrant and diverse economy. And nowhere is this more prevalent than Birchwood Park, which is now the home for a cluster of burgeoning energy and digital sectors. Similarly, Warrington's superior location and excellent connections make it an obvious choice for notable logistics and transport companies, many of them based at Omega.
We also have a significantly advanced engineering sector and expanding food and drink distribution network - that now encompasses Asda, Brakes and Iceland.
Underpinning these booming sectors is our long term investment in regional superfast broadband. Not only is this supporting and facilitating our many resident businesses, but it's also supporting the growing home-working population.
Our economy has grown into a regional powerhouse. Thanks to its highly successful business location, we're now home to global, European and UK HQs of prominent companies including United Utilities,Electricity North West, G&J Distillers, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind UK, Sellafield Ltd, Nuvia UK, New Balance, Sonova UK, Cavendish Nuclear, European Metal Recycling and Certas Energy.
Located between two international airports, linked to three major motorways, rail connections to London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh, with convenient access to the Liverpool Freeport and Manchester Ship Canal - Warrington is where the North-West connects.
Quality of Life
Thanks to Warrington's proximity to expansive Cheshire countryside and two major cosmopolitan cities, it can offer the best of rural and urban life. House prices are below the national average, and the many facilities the town has to offer makes Warrington an attractive place for potential relocating staff.
Workforce and Education
Locating your business to Warrington means you'll have access to one of the UK's largest labour pools. Did you know that 2.5 million people of working age live within a 30-minute drive of Warrington? And with over 40% of the local workforce educated to degree level and above, investment in Warrington could be a smart move.
We've brought together case studies from Warrington based businesses on why Warrington is the best fit for their business.
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