Brighouse is a town in West Yorkshire, which lies in the Borough of Calderdale. It is situated four miles east of Halifax, and offers good transport links via the M62 (Junction 25), and railway station which has direct trains to Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Manchester, and Leeds..
The town occupies just over 4.5 square miles and is home to 11, 218 inhabitants. The unemployment rate is 5%, which is slightly lower than the Calderdale average. Around 75% of the workforce live outside of the town, and the average annual wage is currently around £23,107.
By far and above the biggest employment sector is distribution, hotels and restaurants, which employs 39% of the workforce. Other key areas include manufacturing (23%), banking, finance and insurance (17%), public services (12%), and construction/utilities (3%). Major employers in the area include Royal Mail Group Ltd, Sainsburys, Community Transport Calderdale, the RAF, Peritus Health Management Ltd, Next Step Trust, Provident Insurance, and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.
Both local government and recruitment agencies are optimistic about the future of the economy in Brighouse, as new businesses are moving into the area, existing businesses are moving to larger premises and firms are adding to their existing numbers of staff.