THE man responsible for the borough's growth believes Warrington's economy is among the 'most dynamic' in the UK.

The high-technology hub The Base, on Dallam Lane, is home to a range of businesses involved in different aspects of technology, software and engineering development.

Currently, more than 220 members of staff work in the Grade A office building.

A survey has found average sales growth across The Base's tenant base in 2018 was 46 per cent, while 41 per cent of companies took on new staff since moving in.

Steve Park, managing director of Warrington & Co and director of economic growth at Warrington Borough Council, labelled the results as 'quite remarkable'.

He added: "The most encouraging finding relates to the number that launched new products or services, which is a key indicator of future growth potential.

"Remarkably, 66 per cent did so in the last year and 58 per cent have collaborated with other tenants in the building to help them.

"Warrington's economy is now among the most dynamic in the UK.

"A third of our tenants export, which is three times greater than the national average.

"An export-oriented economy is a successful one and so this statistic bodes well for Warrington as a whole."