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MIPIM Investment Prospectus

CHESHIRE EAST LOCATION

CHESHIRE EAST LOCATION IS EVERYTHING…NEVER MORE SO THAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS. IN CHESHIRE EAST YOU’LL FIND THE IDEAL MIX OF A WORLD-CLASS ASSET BASE AND AN AREA RECOGNISED AS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE NORTH WEST. Cheshire East is the very definition of a dynamic knowledge economy: we’re at the heart of a region with one of the largest science and technology clusters in the UK, and an economy out-performing the UK’s growth by 25%. Our centres of excellence include Jodrell Bank, the home of astrophysics, and Alderley Park - now the Manchester Science Parks BioHub, one of Europe’s leading life science research facilities. Our rich culture of innovation and research stretches from antibiotic resistance to cancer drug development and from luxury car manufacturing to cutting edge financial technology. We’re here to do everything we can to nurture the growth of people, businesses and the region. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and every business the opportunity to thrive. To know more about investing, working and living in Cheshire East contact us: The Skills & Growth Company, Sandbach Enterprise Centre, Wesley Avenue, Sandbach CW11 1DG 0300 123 5001 info@skillsandgrowth.co.uk www.skillsandgrowth.co.uk Our talent pool is equally impressive. With a significantly higher proportion of our 185,000 workforce already in skilled scientific, technical, financial and manufacturing roles than elsewhere in the UK, our businesses collaborate in globally important research and development across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Little wonder, then, that Cheshire East attracts some of the world’s biggest businesses alongside pioneering start-ups. 22

WARRINGTON & CO WARRINGTON IS A NATIONAL ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE WITH THE STRONGEST ‘CITY’ ECONOMY IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND. Situated at the hub of the North West motorway network, only 110 minutes away from London by train, Warrington’s location is, as summed up in the Sunday Times, ‘second to none’. Home to over 8500 businesses Warrington boasts the highest GVA per worker in the North of England at £49,000 per worker. Its specific business sector clusters include Engineering, Logistics, Telecommunications and Nuclear. In fact Warrington has the largest cluster of nuclear based businesses in the UK including Sellafield, Wood, The NDA and Nuvia. Birchwood Park in East Warrington can rightly be said to be the home of Nuclear industry in the UK. Projects included within ‘Warrington Means Business’, the Borough’s adopted growth framework, have been announced to date totalling £900 million of which over £500 million are completed or underway. Warrington & Co., the Borough’s partnership for growth, is at the helm of their enactment. Since the creation of Warrington Means Business in 2013 nearly 10,000 jobs have been created. Warrington is one of the least public sector job dependent cities in the UK and was described as a ‘Hotspot’ for start-up businesses by Government Office. It also has one of the highest employment rates in the UK. 23