Once the cradle of the industrial revolution in England, St Helens is to this day a highly creative and innovative area in the UK. The town has successfully maintained its enterprising spirit and it is one of the economic centres of the North West and a regional choice for investors, residents and visitors alike. The city council has developed a clear vision for the town's continued growth and economic prosperity that involves a number of initiatives combining the expertise of the private and public sectors. The Economic Development Team is focussing on specific indicators in order to maximise the business environment in the town, including: employment and skills, economic performance and strategy, business location and aftercare among others.
The St Helens City Growth Strategy was launched in 2003 was replaced after five years by a new comprehensively revised strategy. The new 2008-2018 City Growth Strategy contains 90 projects with a collective value of £1.86 billion. The plan aims to grow, strengthen and diversify the business base; to increase aspirations towards enterprise; to create a better physical environment for residents and businesses and visitors and to increase the recognition of St Helens as a regional destination for innovative businesses.
Of the 90 projects, 60 of them are brand new initiatives that will greatly increase the need for employees in the region both in the public and private sectors. The city has been highlighted in the British media as one of the most attractive places to set up business and a highly attractive office location. The excellent infrastructure links and the region's legacy as the birthplace of the industrial revolutions makes St Helens an ideal place for manufacturing companies as well as companies operating in logistics and distribution. The city is located midway between Liverpool and Manchester, which means there is a large population catchment and a stimulating business community.
Recruitment agencies such as Daniel Adams are well positioned to guide potential employees regarding the diverse opportunities in St.Helens. With expert advice and assistance, job seekers have a wealth of choices and possibilities to choose from, both for short term contacts and full blown careers.