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Bolton is a prosperous town located to the north west of the city of Manchester. The town of Bolton is surrounded by a number of smaller towns and villages which combine to form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton and its closeness to Manchester has boosted its economic growth tremendously. Known as being a former mill town, Bolton is possibly best known for producing textiles, which it has been doing since the 15th century. Today, Bolton is a bustling centre that has transformed from an industrial town into one that relies more on its services-based economy. Now home to The Reebok (football) Stadium, museums, theatres, Bolton University, one of the earliest public libraries, and a renowned shopping area, Bolton is popular with businesses and visitors alike.
Setting up your business here
Bolton’s largest employer is currently the wholesale and retail industry, with manufacturing coming a close second. There are also a variety of serviced office buildings available throughout the area and many of these are rented by companies related to the manufacturing industry such as Verna Group International LTD and Framearound LTD. In addition to the manufacturing companies there are also a number of health, communication and IT companies, including Innovate and Virgin Media. Thanks to the abundance of businesses in and around the area you will never be short of a networking opportunity. Transport in and around the area is incredibly convenient. The Northern Rail Network allows you to travel between Bolton, Manchester and further afield and includes routes to and from Manchester Airport. There are also many busses and taxis serving the area; and if you would prefer to drive then you will have no trouble finding a car park.
Things to do in Bolton
The area in and around Bolton is a busy and exciting location. Whether you are hoping to sample the excellent shopping, entertain clients or grab a bite to eat at midday you will be spoilt for choice. For a quick lunch time pick-me-up, Ye Olde Pastie Shop on Churchgate is a local favourite; or of you are looking for somewhere slightly more formal, perhaps for an evening meal, then the vibrant Indian cuisine of Laibaz may be an excellent choice. If you are hoping for a few drinks after work or following a show at the Octagon Theatre then head to Bradshawgate where you will find a variety of bars, from traditional pubs like Ye Olde Man and Scythe to The Bar which serves a cocktail for every occasion.