From award-winning craft beers to gut-loving granola, Cheshire has it all when it comes to dynamic enterprises. Home to a world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a Roman theatre and a secret nuclear bunker, Cheshire is the best place to be if you’re a start-up with big ideas when it comes to business.
The region continues to perform well and has established itself as one of the UK’s major business hotspots, especially for manufacturing, technology, distribution and retail, with a thriving scene at its core. Job and business opportunities are excellent with the region boasting more than 10 per cent of the UK’s leading 200 companies including Bentley Motors, AMEC, Siemens, AstraZeneca and more. And with easy access from the M56 and M6 motorways and trainlines in easy reach, what better place to do business?
The East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards takes place each March, with hundreds of people coming together in a glitzy evening to celebrate the diversity of companies that the region has to offer, while Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership offers interactive events which focus on helping businesses on their post-pandemic recovery.
If you’ve got wares to sell, there’s no better place to position yourself. Locals love to shop ‘til they drop and be dependent on the independent shops and markets in the area, swapping supermarket for smaller makers and businesses. There’s also a booming market trade in several of the towns in the region. Northwich Artisan Market is one of the highlights on the town’s calendar and whilst you’re there, a little trip to Willowgreen in Davenham – the locals’ best kept secret – is in order to discover some unique gifts and homewares.
Self-employed or small business owner? The business scene in Cheshire is thriving with plenty of support groups out there to keep the work flowing. And what better way to get work than to network?
If you’re looking to connect with other business owners or simply want to find out which are the best companies in Cheshire, check out our handy ‘Best Cheshire Businesses’ directory here.