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Welcome to Trafford

Our priority is growth and we aim to maintain Trafford’s position as an economic powerhouse in Greater Manchester. Trafford is the most economically competitive area with the most talented labour pool in the North West of England. With prime business locations, unparalleled transport connectivity and host to stunning world class events – we have a lot to offer!

The Council’s Strategic Growth Team is here to act as a single point of contact for businesses in the Borough. Whether it’s through identifying potential funding opportunities, searching for sites or premises, guiding you through available business support provision or supporting new and expanding companies, the Team is ready to help and advise you.

Trafford Council is committed to helping businesses in Trafford to grow and prosper. Working together with the private sector and our Greater Manchester growth partners has helped us to enhance economic growth, attract important investment and increase local jobs.

  • Most competitive area in the North West of England
  • Home to Manchester United - the world's most popular football club
  • Four distinctive Town Centres
  • 48% of adult residents are educated to degree level or equivalent, compared to a North West average of 33%
  • First planned industrial estate in the world and still one of the largest in europe
  • £7.1bn GVA - the highest productivity per head in Greater Manchester
  • Home to over 11,000 businesses
  • No.1 in the United Kingdom for secondary school education

The Council has approved the Trafford Economic and Housing Growth Framework which sets the strategic priorities for growth in the borough and identifies the measures required to deliver them.

Latest news

Trafford Council concern over proposed bank closures
The branches, in Partington, Altrincham and Urmston, are among a list of 54 facing closure nationally.

UA92 partners up with Lancashire Cricket as Club's Official Higher Education Partner
Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce that University Academy 92 (UA92) has been named as the Club's Official Higher Education partner on a multi-year contract.

Trafford Budget 2018 – A budget for investment in your priorities
Trafford Council has published details of its budget proposals for 2018/19 and set out plans to ensure households will continue to have the best value for money Council Tax, with residents paying less in Trafford than anywhere else in the North West.

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