Warrington one of top places for business start-ups

Steve Park

Steve Park

First published in News

WARRINGTON has been named as one of the top 10 locations in the country for new business start-ups.

Figures released by Start Up Britain show that 6,776 new businesses were registered in Warrington in 2012 - ninth highest in the UK.

Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: ‘‘This is further great news and a further endorsement that our local economy is strong and has grown despite the recession.

“New business is a life blood and these statistics are very reassuring as the creation of new business is vital in order to maintain our economic position of strength.

“It is reassuring that business sees Warrington as the place to be and the place to set up and grow.”

A survey undertaken last year, by Chartered Accountants UHY Hacker Young, placed Warrington postcode WA1, as the top area in the UK by postcode outside of London for new business start-ups.

Steve Park, managing director, Warrington & Co., Warrington’s partnership for economic growth, said: “Continually Warrington’s economic performance tops the tables and this is yet further confirmation. Although considered a town we perform like an economic heavyweight.“

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5:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Even if we accept the figure, which seems awfully high for a town of this size, how many were still going 12 months or two years after being set up?


Self-employment can be another word for unemployment.
Even if we accept the figure, which seems awfully high for a town of this size, how many were still going 12 months or two years after being set up? Self-employment can be another word for unemployment. Nick Tessla
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7:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

And the council have managed to give these businesses, Naff all, apart from increased business rates for the return of no service what so ever .
And the council have managed to give these businesses, Naff all, apart from increased business rates for the return of no service what so ever . Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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9:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

I bet quite a few of these "new" businesses are actually companies that have gone into liquidation and set up with a new name.
I bet quite a few of these "new" businesses are actually companies that have gone into liquidation and set up with a new name. GRUMPY PARENT
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