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Local Economy

 West Lancashire has a diverse local economy, strengthened by internationally renowned companies who have established a base in the area.


Companies include:

  • Walkers Snack Foods
  • SCA Hygiene  
  • The Co-operative Bank
  • Pilkington PLC
  • Proctor and Gamble distribution
  • Erlson Precision Components
  • Bachy Soletanche Ltd
  • Huntapac Produce Ltd                                                                            

West Lancashire has a lot to offer existing and relocating businesses, including its prime location at the heart of the national motorway network and a wide range of cost-effective sites and premises.  As a business location, West Lancashire benefits hugely from its links to the M58, M6 and M57, providing quick and easy access to customers and suppliers in the North West and across the UK.


Check out the West Lancashire Profile (external link) for more information on West Lancashire.


Types of Industries

 Major industries include: manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, construction, foods and retail trade. Together these sectors account for 66% of all the jobs in the borough. Growth industries are diverse and include: advanced manufacturing, high technology, information technology and professional services.

Manufacturing accounts for 21% of employment, and services 68%.

Business sizes

Many businesses are small-to-medium-sized firms, who are entrepreneurial and quick to respond to market needs.


Contact us

Email: info.edu@westlancs.gov.uk

Online: business support enquiry form 


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Last Updated: 11/14/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
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