Is Staffordshire the Right Place for your Business?

Posted on 4 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky

It has been reported that Staffordshire County Council has pledged to continue inserting millions of pounds into the improvement of its county’s infrastructure, in a bid to attract new commercial investment. Have you ever considered basing your business in Staffordshire? Here’s a run-down of what the county has to offer.


Major Areas

Staffordshire is home to many historical cities, each with their own unique appeal. The top 5 areas are as follows.

1. Stoke-on-Trent:

Population – 261,302

Famous Industries – Pottery, Coal and Steel

Interesting Fact – Pop superstar, Robbie Williams was born here.

Once a booming area for the pottery industry, Stoke-on-Trent is an area that’s beginning to make a noise in the business world.

Major contributors to its economy are; Bet365, which recently had a new £30 million facility built and is set to create 600 more jobs, and Steelite, the world leading manufacturer of tabletop solutions for the hospitality sector.

In regards to its retail offerings, the go to place is the Potteries Shopping Centre in Hanley, which comprises 561,000 sq ft of retail space with 87 units.

Our listings found the most popular sectors for commercial property to rent are Office, Industrial and Retail.

2. Newcastle-under-Lyme:

Population – 75,125

Famous Industries – Manufacturing

Interesting Fact – Reginald Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire, was from here.

Neighbour of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme is a quaint town that caters to a variety of industries, ranging from publishing, computing, clothing and electrical motors.

Our listings found the most popular sectors for commercial property to rent are Offices and Retail.

3. Stafford:

Population – 68,472

Famous Industries – Manufacturing

Interesting Fact – It is believed to have been founded in around 700 AD.

Stafford is the fourth largest county town after Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Since 1903, electrical engineering has been the main provider to the economy.

Our listings found the most popular sectors for commercial property to rent are Retail and Office.

4. Lichfield

Population – 32,219

Famous Industries – Manufacturing and Industrial

Interesting Fact – The area has over 230 listed buildings.

Situated north of Birmingham, Lichfield is strong in the light industrial sector.

Economy in the area is set to receive a substantial boost thanks to the new Friarsgate retail and leisure development, which could attract 11,000 more visitors a month and generate annual sales of nearly £61 million, as well as create hundreds of jobs within the city.

Movehut’s listings found that the Lichfield area has commercial properties in an array of sectors, including Industrial, Warehouse, Office and Retail.

5. Burton-upon-Trent

Population – 72,229

Famous Industries – Manufacturing and Retail

Interesting Fact – Branston Pickle was invented in the Burton suburb of Branston.

Also known as Burton-on-Trent and Burton, this market town in East Staffordshire has a thriving economy. The town currently has 8 breweries running and is home to the Marmite factory.

Its strongest offerings to the economy are manufacturing and retail.

Our listings found the most popular properties in this area are Industrial, Office and Retail premises.

If this sounds like the place for you, then you can find everything Staffordshire commercial property related, right here on Movehut.

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