Is Cheshire the Right Place for your Business?

Posted on 6 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky

British summertime is officially upon us. The nation prepares itself for plausible weather conditions and complaints about how it is too plausible. Nights remain lighter and the general vibe gets ever more positive. It’s also a great time to find the perfect place for your business.


If you are looking to relocate or are currently in the process of setting up your business, its location is one of the most important factors. It can be a tough decision to make, as the wealth of areas on offer provide unique advantages for different industries. That’s where we come in. In this latest edition of our relocation feature, we take a look into four areas in Cheshire and what they have to offer.

1. Congleton

Population – 26,482

Notable Industries – Manufacturing

• Known as Bear Town, Congleton was once a prominent area for textile production and is now a market town.

• It is situated between two major cities, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.

• Light engineering factories and manufacturing are some of the biggest industries for the town.

• Movehut’s database has found the most popular commercial listings to rent are offices and land.

2. Macclesfield

Population – 52,044

Notable Industries – Manufacturing and Healthcare

• Situated in the east of Cheshire, Macclesfield was once famous for a thriving silk industry.

• It’s Home to AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

• Manufacturing is the sector that is thriving the most, with industries such as textiles, light engineering, as well as paper and plastics.

• The most common commercial properties to rent on Movehut’s database are offices and shops.

3. Crewe

Population – 84,000

Notable Industries – Manufacturing and Distribution

• Crewe is one of the strongest railway towns, with trains going to major cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

• A heavy presence of the manufacturing and industrial sectors, with the most recognised firms such as Bentley and Bargain Booze being based here.

• There is a strong collection of business parks in the town which hold host to light industrial and offices. One of the biggest is Crewe Business Park at 67 acres, comprising offices, research and IT manufacturing.

• Listings on Movehut’s database found that the most popular commercial property types to rent are offices, industrial and shops.

4. Chester

Population – 79,645

Notable Industries – Retail and Leisure

• The industrial revolution was a focal part of the expansion and redevelopment of Chester.

• Retail is one of the strongest offerings, with an array of shops situated at the heart of the town. Also, to the West and South, there are two retail parks, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Broughton Retail Park.

• It also has a strong financial sector, with Bank of America, Virgin Money and M&S Bank being just a few situated here.

• Our database has found that shops are the most popular commercial properties available to rent.

For everything else Cheshire related, keep it invested in Movehut.

You can also check out our relocation guides to Greater Manchester, Cambridge and Staffordshire.

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