Invest in Allerdale
There are so many good reasons for doing business in Allerdale and we have over 4,000 SMEs, micro and large organisations who will tell you the same. Here are just some of the reasons why moving or starting a business in Allerdale is a great move.
82% of the working age population in Cumbria are in work, 72% in Allerdale (2011), Allerdale has the 3rd lowest rate of crime in the county
12 minutes on average to reach 8 key services by car
As of 2020, there were 23,530 businesses in Cumbria – 4,500 in Allerdale
Allerdale received £468.61 million in tourism revenue from 7.74m tourists in 2018, providing 6,275 jobs
Main employment sectors – wholesale and retail, manufacturing, human health and social work, accommodation and food services and education. Relies heavily on energy and tourism as its principal sectors
In a 2018 survey, 82% of Allerdale residents indicated they were satisfied with their local area as a place to live. 73% of respondents stated they feel a strong sense of belonging to their immediate area and 67% agreed that people in the community looked out for each other
Allerdale has high economic participation rates, low unemployment and high levels of self-employment.
Manufacturing contributed 22% of Cumbria’s GVA in 2017 – double the national average
9 out of 10 businesses are micro businesses – 68% micro businesses and 32% SMEs
In 2018, Allerdale’s population consisted of 97,500 people – 37,000 of whom were employees and generated £1.8bn of GVA, representing approx. 15% of the total Cumbrian economy
Resident based employment within Allerdale is high at 47,000 (around 20% of the Cumbria total)
Sellafield is a very important source of direct employment for Allerdale but also supports many jobs through its supply chain activities.
The construction sector is noticeably larger in Allerdale, representing 6.8% of all jobs
Key sectors as of 2019 – manufacturing, tourism, nuclear and energy industry and other renewable energy
We could say it’s the enviable quality of life which includes nearly 40% of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site, the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, attractive towns and villages and our capital investment plans to make our towns even better places to live and work, but it’s much more than that.
If you are thinking of starting a business or moving an existing business to Allerdale, we would love to chat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org where we would be happy to help.