WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN LIVERPOOL
Our financial services sector employs over 35,000 people; we’re the largest Freeport Zone in the UK; Jaguar/Land Rover’s round-the-clock production line is producing the world’s most in-demand cars; home to the largest concentration of biopharmaceuticals in Europe, and our creative and digital sector is powering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Take a look at our video, which gives an overview of the Liverpool City Region and the companies who base themselves here:
Liverpool has always been a shrewd city to invest in
CHOOSE the right people for the job – there are 6.2 million people within an hours drive.
CONNECT to an enormous market – we’ve 15 million people within a two hour drive and entire UK in one day’s legal driver hours.
SELECT the best – draw from a talent pool of over 213,000 students from our 13 universities.
COLLABORATE with research – 81% of University of Liverpool research is rated 4* (world-class) and 3* (internationally excellent).
COMMUTE to meetings easily – hourly trains to London with a journey time of two hours, and two international airports.
ACHIEVE cost efficiencies with average salaries – Liverpool only 50% of average salaries in central London.
INVEST in better value commercial premises – Liverpool offers a great range of Grade A office space.
ATTRACT senior staff – drawn to our city’s cultural offer, property options, and its easy access to coast and country.
BENEFIT from loans, grant funding and incentives for start-up costs, new projects and training.
HARNESS the support from Invest Liverpool – here to help with every aspect of expanding your business into the city.
LIVERPOOL IS IN GREAT SHAPE
Liverpool’s regional economy is one of the fastest growing in England, according to the latest Government data. In the last decade Liverpool recorded a 39% increase in output.
Many major companies are investing here including Jaguar Land Rover, Maersk, Barclays Wealth, and Bibby Line who straddle both maritime and financial services activities and are one of Liverpool’s oldest major companies. Other companies with a significant presence in Liverpool and the wider region include Princes Group, Johnson Controls, Unilever and many others.
Alongside the redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool Teaching Hospital additional investment in the city includes the £400m expansion of the Port of Liverpool, a major bridge project (£600m) creating a second crossing of the Mersey; and the significant £5.5bn mixed-use regeneration proposals by Peel – transforming Liverpool’s northern docks into the ambitious new Liverpool Waters development.
There has never been a better time to move business into Liverpool. The city is vibrant, dynamic and alive with opportunity.
LIVERPOOL HAS GREAT CONNECTIVITY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Wherever your customers, or the rest of your operation is based, Liverpool is easy to reach. London is just two hours away by train – with services every hour.
Liverpool is connected by direct rail services to Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and others – and by motorway to the central belt of Scotland, Newcastle, Bristol are all within 4 hours’ drive time.
For international connections there is a choice of both Liverpool and Manchester airports which are both within 45 minute drive time.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport handled 4.8 million passengers during 2016, and serves 65 destinations in Europe. Find out more about their destinations here.
Manchester Airport handles around 19 million passengers each year, using over 60 airlines flying direct to around 200 destinations. Visit Manchester Airport website here to see the destinations.
LIVERPOOL OFFERS A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE
Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture, magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionizing popular culture, Liverpool is a city with culture and creativity in its DNA. With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers, we’re proud of our beautiful city. The city’s life and style is rooted in the warmth of its people and an unmistakable personality.
Liverpool can offer city centre living or a selection of coastal, suburban or countryside residential locations. House prices offer tremendous value – average house prices are half the price of the average for the South East of England.
The city has several theatres, two Premier League football teams and the City Region is unique in England as an area with two Open Championship golf courses.
LIVERPOOL SUPPORTS YOUR INVESTMENTS
Locating your business in Liverpool will give you an immediate competitive edge where it matters most – the bottom line. By locating here your business can benefit from free support, enabling your operations to be established efficiently.
At Invest Liverpool we’ll do all we can to make your investment happen. We’ll provide everything you need to build a robust business case. We’ll assist you in locating the right people, property, finance, research opportunities and suppliers. Have a look at the full service offer we provide.