Warrington named in top 10 cities for business in UK - and we're not even a city!

Warrington named in top 10 cities for business in UK - and we're not even a city!

Omega is on the way

Omega signs

First published in News

IT may not officially be a city, but Warrington has again beaten its bigger rivals to appear in a top report.

The Centre for Cities places the town in its top 10 for cities for small and medium sized business success.

It comes six months after the same organisation placed Warrington in the top 10 overall.

Warrington is classified as a ‘city’ in the report by population (207,000).

And it was the top place in the north west in the report.

The top five is Cambridge, Edinburgh, Brighton, Swindon and Derby.

Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “This is yet another affirmation of Warrington’s status as one of the premier UK locations for business.

“We have in place a robust framework to maintain and grow that position, Warrington Means Business.

“And we do mean business, over the last 12 months we’ve announced projects totalling £476 million of which £227 million is either built or is under way.

“One project that has just started on site the construction of an £8.5 million Business Incubator that we are building in the centre of town. Warrington is a business start up hot spot and we are keen to assist those start ups to flourish.”

Steve Park, managing director, Warrington & Co., Warrington’s partnership for driving economic growth said: “SME’s are the lifeblood of a local economy and so for Warrington to be ranked number one in the UK is a clear sign of business confidence in the town and its investment potential.

“Warrington & Co. is working in partnership in driving a number of key regeneration projects that are well underway.

“Omega is a prime example and we now have the £190 million Stadium Quarter project on site and soon to be followed by the £52 million Bridge Street regeneration scheme.

“And more announcements are forthcoming. Watch this space.”

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10:06am Wed 25 Jun 14

Skippy321 says...

Is WG obsessed with top 10s?
Is WG obsessed with top 10s? Skippy321
  • Score: 3

3:01pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Freeborn John says...

Didn't we have all this a couple of months ago?
At least they've dropped the claim that we're all on over £500 a week...
Didn't we have all this a couple of months ago? At least they've dropped the claim that we're all on over £500 a week... Freeborn John
  • Score: 5

3:03pm Wed 25 Jun 14

gazhopley says...

Robust framework??? does that include our public transport system? more rusty framework than robust!
Robust framework??? does that include our public transport system? more rusty framework than robust! gazhopley
  • Score: 6

4:06pm Wed 25 Jun 14

WInwick Pig says...

Imagine where we would bei in that top ten, pop pickers, if the rioad and public transport infrastructure had some investment too and dragged out of the 1950's!





Oink :@)
Imagine where we would bei in that top ten, pop pickers, if the rioad and public transport infrastructure had some investment too and dragged out of the 1950's! Oink :@) WInwick Pig
  • Score: 4

9:38pm Wed 25 Jun 14

PageA says...

With regards Omega..

Is it ever going to meet the original drawings? is this still the plan?

Because this picture below makes it look like Canary Wharf is coming to town. At the minute all i see are big metal sheds and lots of lorries

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With regards Omega.. Is it ever going to meet the original drawings? is this still the plan? Because this picture below makes it look like Canary Wharf is coming to town. At the minute all i see are big metal sheds and lots of lorries http://www.skyscrape rnews.com/images/pic s/4223OmegaOpportuni tyTower_pic1.jpg PageA
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6:42pm Tue 1 Jul 14

HappyMisery says...

Deep joy for the Omega Project. Now with the huge wagons and lorries travelling up and down the roads of Sankey, they can expect WBC to neglect the roads and use the additional revenue to line their own salary increases rather than mend the pot holes that this additional "investment potential" will bring.
Deep joy for the Omega Project. Now with the huge wagons and lorries travelling up and down the roads of Sankey, they can expect WBC to neglect the roads and use the additional revenue to line their own salary increases rather than mend the pot holes that this additional "investment potential" will bring. HappyMisery
  • Score: 0

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