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Stockport town centre is arguably one of the UK's prime and best connected business locations. A growing number of jobs are being created as businesses recognise the skilled workforce and key location. Stockport is growing and looking to the future, creating new commercial districts, that will complement the heritage of the town. It is home to both big business and creative industries, making it an interesting place to be based.

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Stockport Exchange

Stockport’s new £145million business district is shaping the town’s future

Stockport has always been a well connected town. London is just two hours away by train, Manchester ten minutes by train in the opposite direction, and Manchester Airport a few junctions along the M56.

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The Sky's the limit for business in Stockport

Putting faith in the town with the first regional contact centre

With a renewed commitment to growth in Stockport, Sky has taken all but the ground floor of BAM property in St Peter’s Square to meet increased demand for its TV, broadband, mobile and home phone services.

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musicMagpie: The global e-commerce phenomenon

From their new headquarters at Stockport Exchange, musicMagpie founders, Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, discuss their thriving business and future ambitions.

Read musicMagpie's story


I’m looking out of our new office window and straight onto Stockport train station. We’re 10 minutes from Manchester by train and the road and air links are ideal for national and international travel. In 2014, we expanded our business to open an American musicMagpie model, Decluttr, based in Atlanta, Georgia, so accessibility is crucial.
— Steve Oliver, musicMagpie co-Founder and Group CEO
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Empowering the next generation

The businesses offering training and development opportunities

Aurora Stockport is a new employment site located close to Junction 1 of the M60. The site, formerly known as Gorsey Bank, has been developed into 10 light industrial units, providing a variety of employment space for a diverse mix of businesses.

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Old town, new tricks

The pioneering restaurants bringing destination dining to Stockport

Building on major investment in the restoration and regeneraton of the area, and Portas Pilot funding, Stockport’s historic Market Place and Underbanks area has been revitalised into what is sometimes known as Stockport Old Town, a thriving community of award-winningspecialist restaurants, bars, markets and creative businesses pioneering an alternative leisure and retail offer for Stockport’s residents and visitors.

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Business is brewing

A national reputation for variety and quality

With the region’s rich brewing heritage and growing community of independent bars and microbreweries, Stockport is spearheading the movement.