Located in South Ribble within the county of Lancashire approximately six mils south of Preston, Leyland is an important contributor to the region's economy. The community has seen a large growth in industry and farming and also in population in recent years as better job creation attracts employees from all areas of the UK. The area is easily accessible with the Leyland railway station on the West Coast Main Line and John Fishwick & Son, an efficient local bus company serving the city's public transport needs with links to Chorley and Preston.
Leyland has been the subject of some major redevelopment programmes in recent years and a number of major retailers have also moved into the area, creating job opportunities that recruitment firms like Daniel Adams help to fill. Many of the area's old factories have been replaced by modern retail developments. In 2002, a large Tesco superstore opened and the development of attractive new housing has created a new lifestyle for the town's growing professional population.
The Farrington Business Park is the main industrial and commercial centre in Leyland and a key driver for economic growth and job creation. One of the biggest employers in the park is Leyland Motors, which actually first caused the town of Leyland to expand rapidly back in the 1970s as it grew to become one of the largest motor manufacturers in the world. Today the firm still employs thousands of people in a variety of professions from electricians and engineers to accountants and sales professionals. Leyland Trucks today is one of Britain's leading manufacturing companies and at the end of 2011 completed the production of the 100,000 DAF LF truck, evidence of the ongoing innovation and drive within the company.
Jobs in Farrington Business Park are mainly centered around the industrial and manufacturing sectors but the thriving community surrounding the park also calls for a wide range of personnel, everything from school teachers to builders, nurses to sales professional. The wider North West is also one of the most productive regions in England and the area has largely gone through the global economic downturn unscathed.