With a geographical area covering some of the UK's most interesting and exciting cities and a population of nearly seven million, the North West region is second only to London and the South East in terms of economic output.
Lancashire is one of the dynamic business locations in the North West of England. It is now attracting an increasingly varied range of businesses and with an economy of £20 billion it is also one of the largest sub-regions in Britain.
For over 200 years Lancashire has been at the heart of the manufacturing industry. More recently it has led the vanguard of the UK's aerospace industry and businesses such as Rolls Royce and BAe Systems are all based there.
Multi-nationals such as Akzo Nobel and Alstrom Traction prove that the region is continuing to thrive in the chemicals and engineering fields, and hundreds of other businesses offer job opportunities in the finance sector.
The West Coast main line passes through the centre of the county, and with three international airports it is not difficult to understand why businesses are increasingly relocating to Lancashire's unparalleled combination of commerce and industry. Financial recruitment is an area that is still growing in this region, even in the current economic climate.