Key Assets

Cheshire East is at the heart of the UK, 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.

We’re well-connected in other ways, too: the Connecting Cheshire project has brought superfast fibre broadband to over 95% of our households and businesses.

We have established sector expertise in pharmaceutical, life science, automotive and financial services, combined with niche strengths in astrophysics, instrumentation, agri-tech plus creative and digital.

Some of the names we’ve attracted in those sectors are among the world’s best:

  • Life Sciences – AstraZeneca, Waters Corporation and Sanofi
  • Advanced Manufacturing – Siemens, Bentley Motors and BAE Systems,
  • FinTech – Barclays, Royal London and Radius Payment Systems
  • Creative & Digital – McCann, TT Games and Sigma
  • AgriTech – Reaseheath College, Mornflake and Joseph Heler Cheese

And for every global company, there are many more SMEs – in fact more small businesses and start-ups than nearby city areas.

What’s brought them here is an unrivaled package of support and our entrepreneurial culture; not just business aspects such as available floor space and excellent transport links, but fantastic surroundings and an enviable way of life.

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. See also our Strategic Sites Map.

See below for some more of our key assets:

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