Hoylake is bucking the trend. While many similar sized towns are visibly struggling to exit the recession, Hoylake is showing very real signs of recovery, with enormous potential for sustainable growth:
Retail vacancies have dropped dramatically since 2009, and confidence is growing steadily. The arrival of Holiday Inn Express and Marco Pierre White brands are clear demonstrations of that confidence.
Hoylake is home to a number of highly successful national and international businesses: Hoylake Sailing School is an international centre of excellence for training of Merchant Navy, Superyacht and Workboat professionals; the Scottish Power Training Centre is one of the UK's premier training centres for elecricians. Candis Ltd publish one of the UKs top selling women's family and lifestyle magazines.
Carr Lane Industrial Centre offers direct rail connections to Birkenhead and Liverpool, with premises available for small to medium sized businesses. Our range of accommodation and restaurants is second to none, offering your clients an excellent and relaxing base to work with you whether visiting from outside the region or indeed from around the world.
This is a town on the edge of a renaissance not seen for decades, prompted in part by the return of global golf tournaments at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 2006, 2012 and again in 2014.
“Less than 30 minutes from Liverpool, and only ten minutes from the M53, Hoylake provides a high quality and well connected environment from which to do business."
Now is the time to invest in Hoylake.
Less than 30 minutes from Liverpool, and only ten minutes from the M53, Hoylake provides a high quality and well connected environment from which to do business. Hoylake already has a reputation as a quality financial and legal services hub with both national and boutique brands; a large and successful industrial estate at Carr Lane and enjoys a skilled resident workforce from across many sectors.
There will be excellent transport links with the forthcoming International Trade Centre (below). A wide range of accommodation is also available, from self catering through to quality hotel accommodation.
Duport put Wirral top of the league for business growth
“These figures show a greater rate of growth in the number of companies formed than giants like London and Manchester, and show Wirral far exceeding our neighbours in Liverpool and Chester."
It's not just in Hoylake that confidence is growing: Wirral Borough has been named the UK's top area for new business growth. In the first quarter 2013, Wirral saw growth of 4.67% in the number of companies registered in the borough. The figures are published by independent business performance resource Duport, which gathers and analyses business performance data from Companies House, the Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey.
Councillor Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council said: "We are seeing an exciting growth in new enterprise in Wirral, a growth which will create jobs and bring further investment to our area. These figures show a greater rate of growth in the number of companies formed than giants like London and Manchester, and show Wirral far exceeding our neighbours in Liverpool and Chester. Our work through initiatives like the Wirral Apprentice Programme and with private sector partners on our Investment Strategy Board will further fuel our drive to revitalise the local economy."
Duport's figures place Wirral first of the 'top 100 towns by their relative net growth'. Warrington is next from the region in 12th place, with Liverpool in 44th place and Chester 95th.
Wirral Council is currently working alongside Cammell Laird to set up a new Operations and Maintenance facility for the offshore wind industry. Wirral Council was successful in bidding for £5 million from the Regional Growth Fund to support the development of the borough as a hub for the offshore wind industry.
The borough is also set to host the International Festival of Business in 2014.
- Invest Wirral website
- International Trade Centre
- Invest Wirral business forum
- The Edge Wirral Business Magazine
- Hoylake Business Survey
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