Home to almost 1.4 million people, the county of Merseyside is one of the key areas in England's populous North West. Drawing on a strong economic tradition during the industrial revolution, the five boroughs in Merseyside: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool have maintained their production rich business culture, which is rooted in innovation, growth and creativity. There is a diverse mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Merseyside, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban and the cities attract the most jobs. The borough of St Helens is a case in point.
The town was recently ranked 11th of the top-performing districts in the UK and joint first in the North West by Barclays Bank in terms of business start-up growth rates, Virgin Money Survey also ranked the town the most car friendly place in the UK. The private and public sectors are committed to maintaining the competitive edge in St Helens and have embarked on a variety of growth stimulating and confidence building programmes to boost the local economy, attract businesses and create jobs.
Large efforts are also being put into maintaining the high quality of life through a number of recreational projects and the revival of the city centre. Combined, these initiatives are expected to attract a large variety of employees, from the manufacturing sector to services industries and the technological field. The town has an estimated 6.8 million potential customers and 4.3 million potential employees within a 60 minute drive time catchment area. St.Helens also provides sites and premises to meet the needs of most investment ventures, be it fully serviced office space, industrial accommodation or brown field sites for development. The town has developed a comprehensive search tool that enables investors and business professionals to quickly find sites and premises that may be of interest.
Recruitment agencies are an important part of the success of St Helens as a leading business and investment destination in the North East. These firms play a key role in creating constructive links between the work force and employers. Agencies like Daniel Adams can are used both by the employers to find the correct people and also by potential employees in their search for the perfect job. Daniel Adams can help with application and CV writing, interview practice and providing additional information about the general business and living environment in St Helens.