St Helens jobs
As the epicentre of the industrial revolution, the North West of England has undergone a major reinvention precess in order to transition itself from the wool and mining centre it once was into a modern service industry capital. While traditional industries have mainly left the region, the North West still plays a central role in the UK economy, both in terms of GDP output but also in terms of job and wealth creation.
St Helens is one of a number of towns in the North West region that has undertaken ambitious development plans in order to keep the town competitive and remain at the forefront, both in terms of business and employment opportunities, as well as quality of life.
One of the major initiatives is the "Invest in St Helens" programme, a comprehensive partnership between the public and private sectors that can assist new and old companies in setting up business or relocating to the area. The programme offers support and advice in the form of information regarding sites and premises, guidance in available financial assistance, information about local costs and benefits, aftercare services, access to council departments, providing links to the local business community and key partners, assistance in recruitment and training, marketing support and general information about living, working and investing in St Helens. This is an enormous support factor for new-comers and existing businesses, as well as individuals wanting to know more about the job opportunities in the town.
St Helens is home to many successful companies, large and small, operating in local, regional, national and global markets. ASP Packaging is based in St Helens, specialising in flexible and creative packaging solutions for the UK's major supermarket chains. Phytobotanica, another St.Helens based firm is the UK's first fully organic essential oil farm and research centre and a major producer of lavender, peppermint, chamomile and melissa oils for national and global markets. It is also the first UK company to produce a new essential oil for the aromatherapy industry from a plant called Monarda.
Lancashire Tea was established in 2006 by two entrepreneurs and today makes 2000 bags of tea per minute. The new brand has achieved impressive listings with key retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, and Booths. Further investment is set to follow on the back of the sustained success of both the product and the company.
Together with many more innovative companies, these firms contribute to one of the most successful business environments in the North West of England and also provide a range of appealing opportunities for those looking for jobs in the region.