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Digital & creative

Trafford is at the cutting edge of digital and creative industries. Find out how you can be part of our creative revolution and help your business to grow.

Staying connected

Superfast Broadband is already available in all of the key business locations in Trafford and by March 2017, over 99.5% of premises (business and residential) in Trafford will be connected, making this one of the best connected locations in the country.

Businesses in Trafford can also acquire up to £3,000 grant funding towards the cost of securing faster, better broadband via the Government's 'Broadband Connection Voucher' scheme - ensuring all businesses can access the speeds they need to grow in the digital age.

Talent Spotting

Trafford has the highest percentage of adults educated to degree level or equivalent in Greater
Manchester (48.4% compared to a North West average of 32.6%) ensuring that your business has access to a skilled and experienced workforce.

With close links to the world class universities that lie on our doorstep you also have access to the freshest emerging talent.

Prime location

Trafford's prime location and unparalleled transport links ensure that you can stay easily connected to your customers and suppliers both locally or internationally.

Trafford Wharfside provides a stunning and sought after waterfront location within the inspiring MediaCityUK development, whilst excellent transport links provide easy access to locations across the UK and further afield.

Strong and established base

Trafford offers a strong and established base of existing businesses and workforce expertise in the digital and creative sectors, with volumes well above the national average. Businesses choosing to locate in Trafford include ITV, Apadmi, Telecity, Mackinnon & Saunders, UK Fast and many others.

 The number of employees in digital and creative related industries:

Industry

Trafford

Great   Britain

LQ

Printing   and reproduction of recorded media

500

111800

0.92

Publishing   activities

500

132000

0.80

Motion   picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music   publishing activities

400

98900

0.71

Programming   and broadcasting activities

100

39500

0.34

Telecommunications

600

199300

0.63

Computer   programming, consultancy and related activities

3000

604900

1.00

Information   service activities

100

67900

0.15

Advertising and market research

900

155800

1.20

Creative, arts and entertainment activities

200

86400

0.56

Specialised design activities

200

47800

0.96

Photographic activities

100

17400

1.51

Architectural activities

200

70500

0.68

Source: Business Register & Employment Survey 2014

Location quotient indicates the concentration in Trafford as a measure against the national average (National Average =1)

"Access to the motorways and airport provides fast and easy connectivity to our clients across the UK and abroad. It's a great location with extremely pleasant surroundings. Coming to Trafford was the best move we ever made!"
Peter Saunders, Founder, Mackinnon & Saunders Ltd (puppet making, TV and animation)
"As a cutting edge mobile software company Trafford Park is a great place to be based as it's rapidly becoming the digital industries capital of the North. Our office is just a five minute walk from MediaCity, and all kinds of new and innovative creative and technical businesses are gravitating towards the area, creating a digital and technology ecosystem that can only benefit a business like ours"
Garry Partington, CEO, Apadmi

 

For further information, please download our Trafford - First for Digital and Creative brochure.

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