The town of Clitheroe is situated in the county of Lancashire in England, and forms part of the Borough of Ribble Valley. Due to its proximity to the Forest of Bowland, it is a popular base for tourists.
There are roughly 14,697 inhabitants living in the area, many of whom are employed in the key sectors of manufacturing (19.4%), public services (22%), and financial/business services (12%). The town itself hosts around 7,250 jobs; the majority of staff roles are of the following types: process plant (1,099), management and senior positions (932), elementary (910), skilled trades (983), administrative and technical (766), and associate professionals (721).
The key companies who form the main sources of employment in Clitheroe are Ultraframe, Tarmac, Johnson Matthey (chemicals and precious metals), Hanson Cement, Dugdale Nutrition, Clitheroe Light Engineering, Spiroflow (material handling), and Townson Bros. (fuel suppliers.).
The unemployment rate for the Ribble Valley area is particularly low, and average earnings are well ahead of the UK average. The town is an affluent one with plenty of job prospects and, if the British Aerospace site at nearby Samlesbury gets approval for further development as a business park, recruitment agencies expect a significant number of new jobs to be created over the coming years.