The town of Knutsford is situated in the north-west of England, in the county of Cheshire. It lies 11 miles from Macclesfield and 15 miles from Manchester, making it a popular place for commuters as well as a source of local employment.
The population as of 2011 is estimated to be 25,200. Thousands of staff are employed by the Barclays Radbroke Hall site in IT and support functions, and other major employers include Manchester Airport (just 5 miles away), and a variety of local restaurants, shops, pubs, and boutiques. As you would imagine, the majority of the workforce are employed in the retail and services sector.
The average annual wage is £28,583, and the unemployment rate is lower than the county average at 1.7% (compared to 2.5%).
Currently, the residents of Knutsford are being asked to share their views on the areas Local Plan, which will help to determine the towns future infrastructure up to 2030. Both business and inhabitants are expected to influence key decisions about how to regenerate the area and help boost employment in local sectors. Recruitment agencies say that local companies are currently thriving thanks to initiatives like Love Local Life, which are helping an increasing amount of jobs to be made available in the towns high street stores.