Chorley, UK (PRWEB UK) 8 October 2012
Lancashire town, Chorley has seen a record number of new companies set up in the first half of 2012. During the first six months of the year, there were 301 companies formed, beating any half year on record for the town and representing a 3.4% rise on the same period in 2011.
The rise in new companies could be due to the fact that the town is currently undergoing regeneration, and that the local council is working to promote it to investors and entrepreneurs. Key assets of the town are its proximity to three major motorways and Manchester airport, a highly skilled workforce and the availability of affordable business premises.
The economic regeneration strategy set out by the local authority aims to secure private sector investment of £270 million and generate 8,800 new jobs.
Managing Director of Duport.co.uk, Peter Valaitis said:
“The record number of new companies setting up in Chorley comes as no surprise, considering the significant benefits that regeneration of the area will bring to local businesses. Its geographical location is also excellent, with fantastic links by road, rail and air making it all the more attractive to business start-ups.”
With a record number of company registrations and a council that is committed to helping the area achieve its full potential, the economy of Chorley looks set to grow and develop in the next few years.
For more information visit http://www.duport.co.uk/chorley.
Duport Business Confidence Reports are generated and released by Duport Associates Ltd. The data contained in these reports is assimilated and analysed by Duport using public record data from sources including Companies House, Office for National Statistics and Ordnance Survey. Duport Associates Ltd is a leading UK company formation agent, established in 1997 and registering around 10,000 new companies each year through its Companies House approved software.