Executive Recruitment

Economic Growth

With businesses, ranging from cutting edge digital and creative companies to advanced manufacturing and green technology, Trafford is the most economically competitive area with the most talented labour pool in the North West.

It is economically diverse, hosting international businesses such as Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Adidas, Unilever, and Procter and Gamble within Trafford Park – the first business park in Europe and still one of the largest and most successful.

Excellent transport and motorway links are just one of the many attractions for businesses. Trafford is near Manchester International Airport, major national motorways and a proposed high-speed rail link which will connect it to the rest of the country in less than two hours. The development of HS2 on our doorstep, with the Manchester Airport station located within Trafford, will only make us more appealing.

The borough is already served by the Metrolink and a £350m extension through Trafford Park is due to be completed by 2020. This will be vital for investment and employment, opening up greater commuter links in the area. This infrastructure will provide a further boost to the vibrant local economy, while respecting the outstanding natural and historical assets.

Our plan is to build 23,000 homes by 2035 and create 1.12m square metres of new employment space. Trafford Park is one of the largest and most successful industrial estates in Europe and employs around 38,000 people. We are one of the most economically competitive areas in the North of England with £7.1bn of economic output per annum.