St.Helens is located at the heart of England’s Northwest. It has direct access to the M6 and M62, as well as the East Lancashire Road (A580), while a recent Virgin Money survey identified St.Helens as the most car friendly town or city in the whole region - a significant accolade given that time is money and less time in traffic means better work-life balance.
This great connectivity makes it ideal for companies looking to strategically (re)locate in the North West, midway between Liverpool and Manchester, and within 45 minutes of two, expanding, International Airports and the UK’s largest Freeport Zone. An added bonus for commuters is being able to travel against the rush hour traffic flows of these two nearby cities.
St.Helens also has 6.8 million potential customers and 4.3 million potential employees within a 60 minute drive time catchment area. Meanwhile, an independent report by East-West Locations has identified St.Helens as one of the most attractive potential locations in the UK for the office market, and our commercial rent rates are extremely competitive and comparatively low cost.
That 2007 Barclays Bank research found St.Helens to be one of the 11 top-performing districts in the UK (and joint first in the Northwest) in terms of company start-up growth rates is further evidence of our first class business environment and the fact we offer some of the best business support in the country.
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