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North West of England

England’s Northwest combines a dynamic business base, cosmopolitan urban centres, breathtaking landscapes and an internationally recognised creative and cultural scene.

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It boasts Manchester, the largest media hub outside of London ; Liverpool, one of the world’s most famous waterfronts; Cheshire, home to AstraZeneca’s largest global Research & Development premises;  Lancashire a world class centre of excellence in advanced manufacturing and engineering; and one of Europe’s leading national parks, the Lake District.

With almost seven million inhabitants and 230,000 companies, the Northwest is worth a remarkable £106 billion – a tenth of the overall UK GDP – the UK’s largest regional economy, larger than several European countries, including Denmark and Finland.

29% of the region is designated as National Park or area of outstanding beauty, featuring the largest lakes and mountains in England and the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline.

These rich natural assets are part of the reason why the region is recognised as a top location for quality of life in the Reward Group’s cost of living survey for two consecutive years.

It is an unbeatable combination of commercial dynamism, cultural diversity and natural beauty that makes the UK’s Northwest an internationally-recognised success story.


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