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Our location

Knowsley is located between two major cities – Liverpool and Manchester, easily accessed via the M62.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just a 20 minute drive away and Manchester Airport can be reached in around 30 minutes.

Knowsley is well connected by rail with train stations in each town and village and a further train station at Headbolt Lane opening in 2023 which will mean better access to employment, training, education and retail and leisure offers.

Liverpool2 deep sea port and multi-modal freight terminals are just 20 minutes away.

Knowsley is also home to Knowsley Business Park – one of the largest employment sites in Europe which is home to over 800 businesses, employing 18,000 people.

Knowsley is home to some of the most successful companies in the UK. High performing brands like Jaguar Land Rover, Matalan and QVC have all chosen Knowsley, due in no small part to its unrivalled location, connectivity and great workforce. It also has both the Liverpool FC and Everton FC training facilities based in the borough as well as visitor attractions Knowsley Safari and the Shakespeare North Playhouse – both attracting thousands of visitors per year. Plus, Knowsley Hall and Estate, home to the 19th Earl of Derby and his family, are located in the borough.

Why you should choose Knowsley

  • A well-established, successful and accessible business location
  • Research conducted by the Financial Times highlighted Knowsley as one of the top three fastest growing areas in the UK to recover from the pandemic. Their research also highlighted Knowsley as having one of the highest increases in card transactions, which is linked to the council’s development of Kirkby Town Centre
  • BBC research has highlighted Knowsley as having one of the highest growths in food and drink outlets – an increase of 15.2% when many areas are seen a rapid decline
  • Knowsley also has the highest growth of GVA (per head of population) in the whole of the UK. GVA has increased by 140% since 1997
  • Knowsley is the advanced manufacturing powerhouse of the Liverpool City Region – more than one in three jobs in this sector are based in Knowsley
  • Business start-up rates have doubled in the last ten years
  • Knowsley has the highest growth in micro-businesses in the whole of the UK
  • There’s also no limit to talent in Knowsley and on our doorstep. There are 12 universities and thousands of graduates within an hour’s drive of Knowsley and more than 7 million people live within an hour’s drive of Knowsley

In Knowsley, a proud industrial heritage is complemented by consistent growth and opportunities in sectors including advanced manufacturing, warehousing and logistics and green energy. Plus, with developments like LCR Freeport, LCR Connect, and Mersey Tidal Power, the opportunities for business are exceptional.

The borough’s ambitious Growth Plan is progressing – owned, backed and driven by a powerful private and public sector alliance that is helping to elevate the aspiration of the place and deliver real benefits for people and businesses.

The place is alive with activity – physically changing before your eyes and connecting people, places and businesses in a way never seen here before. The result is an optimistic, enlivened and forward thinking place with its gaze firmly fixed on a prosperous and positive future.

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