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Locate in Cheshire East

Location is everything… never more so for your business.

Cheshire East is at the heart of Britain – literally. With enviable road and rail links, and a major international airport on our doorstep, your business couldn’t be better placed to reach your customer base in the UK and internationally.

Cheshire East is a predominantly rural Borough with a population of 384,200 (2019) and an area of 116,638 hectares. It is bounded by Cheshire West and Chester to the West, by Manchester to the North and Stoke-on-Trent to the South.

It is made up of the railway town of Crewe, the old mill towns of Macclesfield and Congleton and the towns of Alsager, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Sandbach, Poynton and Wilmslow, and smaller settlements such as Alderley Edge, Bollington, Handforth and Holmes Chapel.

The northern part of Cheshire East, comprising Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Handforth, Knutsford and Poynton, lies within the North Cheshire Green Belt and adjoins the Peak District National Park to the east and the Manchester conurbation to the north.

World-class asset base

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 the dynamic knowledge economy; we’re at the heart of the region with one of the largest sciences and technology clusters in the UK.

Our centres of excellence include Jodrell Bank, the home of astrophysics, and Alderley Park, one of Europe’s leading life science research facilities. Our rich culture of innovation stretches from antibiotic resistance to cancer drug development and from luxury car manufacturing to cutting edge financial technology. Whether you are looking to invest in the area, or already here and have plans to grow, we are here to help your business thrive.

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Business Growth Support Offer

We’ll provide with you with bespoke support to help you grow, increase productivity, secure funding and, ultimately, achieve your ambitions.

The Business Growth service offers a free to use commercial property database, containing the latest sites and premises available on the open market across Cheshire East.

Page last reviewed: 12 December 2021