Cheshire is one of the UK’s most attractive, accessible and central meeting points, with high-speed connections to many major cities.
The iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank is one of the largest steerable radio telescopes in the world. The Jodrell Bank Observatory was established in 1945 by Bernard Lovell, a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester, to investigate cosmic rays after his work on radar during the Second World War. It has since played an important role in the research of meteoroids, quasars, pulsars, masers and gravitational lenses, and was heavily involved with the tracking of space probes at the start of the Space Age.
Logistics and distribution
Cheshire is economically interconnected with its surrounding region. It is the gateway to the north and strategically located between the conurbations of Liverpool and Manchester, as well as being a key entry point into North Wales and the Midlands.
A large employer with 29,000 jobs, logistics and distribution has experienced high employment and business growth in recent years. This is in part due to the development of OMEGA, a £1 billion, 575-acre mixed-use development on the M6/M62 interchange with companies such as Hermes and ASDA based there. Other large companies in the area include Eddie Stobart, Great Bear Distribution and Carrier Transicold.
Finance and business services
Finance and business services is a significant sector in Cheshire with 69,125 jobs and 5,060 businesses, contributing £3.9 billion to the local economy. The region is particularly known for its financial service activities, especially banking and credit. A number of well-known, large companies have a presence in the area, including Barclays, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and Royal London.
Chester city has over 2,700 bedrooms and a further 6,220 across the rest of the county. From serviced academic halls of residence to five-star hotels, there is accommodation to suit all budgets.
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Cheshire is a destination full of unique venues with first-class recreation and leisure activities with AA rosette-rated restaurants, relaxing spas and top-quality golf resorts on offer.
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