Relocations to the North west of England are frequently driven by businesses moving to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester or Lancaster. These cities provide a gateway to the North West region whilst still being strong economic centres within their own right.
For the employee relocating the north west region is resident to the picturesque counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, North Staffordshire, North Wales and The Lake District.
The region offers residents the combination of luxury city life, by being able to live in urbane Manchester but also offers quick access to the countryside, with the option of living in rural Cheshire. In the primenorth westresidential areas including Alderley Edge, Bowdon, Hale, Lymm, Knutsford, Prestbury, Wilmslow, Stockton Heath, Chester, Tarporley, Birkdale, Caldy and Formby can also offer this mix of lifestyle.
Whilst the north west hosts wide scenic landscapes and provides a great insight into Britain’s History with many castles and museums, Manchester offers a great alternative to London for the city life. The transport links from Manchester to London are forever improving, taking less than 2 hours to get from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston.
In 2008, Manchester was identified as the second best city in the UK to relocate a business into and continues to offer a great alternative to the business district in London. Historically a key industry in the north west included the textiles industry, which has now declined significantly resulting in the growth of many new industries such as aerospace, pharmaceutical and hi-tech manufacturing. A notable relocation that has occurred in this region recently includes the British Broadcasting Corporation which may spur other media and digital businesses to consider relocating from London to Manchester.Back to UK Area Relocation Guides