Invest in Ellesmere Port

The Ellesmere Port statue

We will work to make sure that you make the most from being based in the Ellesmere Port area.

Latest News

22nd October 2018 - Have Your Say.  Ellesmere Port Town Centre Masterplan launched today.  Cheshire West & Chester Council and the ... read more

15th October 2018 - New funds to boost diversity of people working in digital and tech jobs.  Over £1 million will ... read more

15th October 2018 - Let's Talk Biz - New Business Support Portal for Cheshire West and Chester Businesses - The Cheshire ... read more

15th October 2018 - The Port's The Place.  Searching for a new home?  A new home is the single largest ... read more

View the news archive

Works Supported By £6million Regional Growth Funding Begin In Ellesmere Port

14 January 2014 An ambitious programme of works in Ellesmere Port has begun.  

Ellesmere Port’s New Bridge Road is to benefit from £1.7 million of improvement works, designed to support businesses operating in the area and attract major new investors.

Whilst many local businesses already operate from the New Bridge Road area of the town there are still a number of sites available and the road remains in an unadopted condition that limits future investment and job creation opportunities.

The initial works relate to adoption of the road but key gateways, power network upgrades, infrastructure and land remediation work also to be completed within next 18 months.

Ellesmere Port

Works, which are now underway, will now see the road brought up to a standard where it can be adopted by the Council and include resurfacing the road, adding new cycleways, environmental and landscape works and lighting, as well as improvements to drainage and footways. These works are critical to support the ongoing operation of existing businesses and attract major new investment and jobs growth.

The works follow a successful bid for £6 million from Government’s Regional Growth Fund by Ellesmere Port’s Development Board and Cheshire West and Chester Council to help create over three thousand jobs by supporting the growth of existing business and attracting major new investments.

Ellesmere Port Development Board Chairman Robert Mee said: “This is the first area of Ellesmere Port to benefit from our successful bid to the Regional Growth Fund and I am delighted that local businesses and residents will soon start to see real results.

“We have successfully created Ellesmere Port as a location that is recognised as business and investment-friendly and I know that investing in strategic sites around the town can only increase this success.

“We want Ellesmere Port to continue to attract new businesses and the improvements we will make to support five sites named in our bid will ensure that they are capable of meeting the needs of companies of all sizes and ensuring transport links for local people looking for work.”

The RGF money will be used to help unlock sites for business and employment and works will include the construction and upgrading of roads, remediation of land, improved transport links and environmental improvements to help secure investments at Hooton Park, Port Bridge Water, the Former Cabot Carbon site, New Port Business Park and the former BP Stanlow site.

Programme manager Audrey Gaffney was appointed to implement improvements at the five strategic sites, with New Bridge Road being the first to benefit.

Council leader Councillor Mike Jones said: “I am pleased to see we are now at a point where we can start works on New Bridge Road – bringing it up to a standard where it can be adopted by this authority is yet another example of the work going on in Ellesmere Port to show businesses that it is a great place to invest in.

“As well as the potential of creating up to three thousand jobs across the town with this funding there could also be a further 1,600 indirect jobs in supporting the companies which could be based in Ellesmere Port.

“The Council will continue to support any business interested in looking at investing in the town in any way we can.”

The Regional Growth Fund is a £3.2billion fund nationally which supports projects and programmes that attract private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment.

It is considered that these sites have the potential to generate £148million of private sector investment and create 3,000 direct jobs and 1,600 indirect jobs. The funding will facilitate enabling works such as infrastructure improvements.

Local Councillor and Ellesmere Port Development Board member, Justin Madders, said: “The town has had a number of major investors come in over the last five years, despite challenging economic conditions, and this project has the potential to build on the good work to date and create thousands of new jobs in the area.

“The town’s excellent transport links and location have made it one of the most popular places for business to invest and this is all about building on existing infrastructure so that we are ready to go when the next opportunity arises.”

An ambitious programme of works in Ellesmere Port has begun.

Ellesmere Port’s New Bridge Road is to benefit from £1.7 million of improvement works, designed to support businesses operating in the area and attract major new investors.

Whilst many local businesses already operate from the New Bridge Road area of the town there are still a number of sites available and the road remains in an unadopted condition that limits future investment and job creation opportunities.

The initial works relate to adoption of the road but key gateways, power network upgrades, infrastructure and land remediation work also to be completed within next 18 months.

Works, which are now underway, will now see the road brought up to a standard where it can be adopted by the Council and include resurfacing the road, adding new cycleways, environmental and landscape works and lighting, as well as improvements to drainage and footways. These works are critical to support the ongoing operation of existing businesses and attract major new investment and jobs growth.

The works follow a successful bid for £6 million from Government’s Regional Growth Fund by Ellesmere Port’s Development Board and Cheshire West and Chester Council to help create over three thousand jobs by supporting the growth of existing business and attracting major new investments.

Ellesmere Port Development Board Chairman Robert Mee said: “This is the first area of Ellesmere Port to benefit from our successful bid to the Regional Growth Fund and I am delighted that local businesses and residents will soon start to see real results.

“We have successfully created Ellesmere Port as a location that is recognised as business and investment-friendly and I know that investing in strategic sites around the town can only increase this success.

“We want Ellesmere Port to continue to attract new businesses and the improvements we will make to support five sites named in our bid will ensure that they are capable of meeting the needs of companies of all sizes and ensuring transport links for local people looking for work.”

The RGF money will be used to help unlock sites for business and employment and works will include the construction and upgrading of roads, remediation of land, improved transport links and environmental improvements to help secure investments at Hooton Park, Port Bridge Water, the Former Cabot Carbon site, New Port Business Park and the former BP Stanlow site.

Programme manager Audrey Gaffney was appointed to implement improvements at the five strategic sites, with New Bridge Road being the first to benefit.

Council leader Councillor Mike Jones said: “I am pleased to see we are now at a point where we can start works on New Bridge Road – bringing it up to a standard where it can be adopted by this authority is yet another example of the work going on in Ellesmere Port to show businesses that it is a great place to invest in.

“As well as the potential of creating up to three thousand jobs across the town with this funding there could also be a further 1,600 indirect jobs in supporting the companies which could be based in Ellesmere Port.

“The Council will continue to support any business interested in looking at investing in the town in any way we can.”

The Regional Growth Fund is a £3.2billion fund nationally which supports projects and programmes that attract private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment.

It is considered that these sites have the potential to generate £148million of private sector investment and create 3,000 direct jobs and 1,600 indirect jobs. The funding will facilitate enabling works such as infrastructure improvements.

Local Councillor and Ellesmere Port Development Board member, Justin Madders, said: “The town has had a number of major investors come in over the last five years, despite challenging economic conditions, and this project has the potential to build on the good work to date and create thousands of new jobs in the area.

“The town’s excellent transport links and location have made it one of the most popular places for business to invest and this is all about building on existing infrastructure so that we are ready to go when the next opportunity arises.”