Macclesfield is a market town in the county of Cheshire, with a population of 51,739. At one time, it was the biggest producer of Finnish silk in the world, a fact which is immortalised in the towns four silk museums. Its also the place where Hovis bread was born, although the original mill has now been turned into an apartment block.
In the 20th century it became of Cheshire most affluent areas and a highly-desirable place to live and work. Macclesfield benefits from a lower unemployment rate than the national average, and the majority of its workforce hold NVQ3 skills or above.
There are a diverse range of industries operating in the area, including consultancy, software, engineering, professional services, and head offices, all of which employ large numbers of staff. One of the main employers in the town is Astra Zeneca, but other significant companies are also based here, such as Amec, Bodycote, and Kruger Paper.
If you are seeking employment opportunities in the area, you can expect to receive an average salary of £26,500. Recruitment agencies often list job vacancies within the health, retail, business administration and support, pharmaceutical, automotive and paper manufacturing, waste management, and research and development sectors.