Why Rossendale?

Only a stones throw from Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool

There are hundreds of reasons why you should consider Rossendale as a home for your business…

In the heart of the countryside, our welcoming communities, desirable quality of living, and close links to big cities make choosing Rossendale as your base an easy decision for any business venture.

Rossendale is certainly an impressive location with its bridleways, rivers, reservoirs and stunning hilltops – just on the fringe of Manchester and the South Pennines. Its rich heritage is evident in the design of its buildings and quintessential mill town centres, which are beautifully preserved and often revered by architectural experts.

Rossendale cherishes its history and culture. There are traditional community groups, museums and symbols giving a nod to its past throughout the Valley, famous for shoe making, textiles and quarrying. Whilst the past remains at the heart of Rossendale, it is continually evolving, keeping current and ahead of times. New developments have complimented and enhanced the existing industries, historic mill towns and environment and there are plans for further expansion in the pipeline. This pastiche of old and new provides the perfect rural setting with the best of city living at truly affordable prices.

From Whitworth to Rising Bridge, Crawshawbooth to Edenfield, Rossendale has a reputation for attracting a portfolio of world class companies like JJO, Orthoplastics and Holland’s Pies, as well as boutique brands such as Deni-Deni and Sunday Best. Competitively- priced employment sites and retail units bursting with charm, easy access to a range of council support, developed to help you get off the ground or contribute to your growth, excellent relationships to the wider Lancashire and North West business landscape and of course the location, Rossendale will help your business flourish.

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Alyson Barnes

Rossendale is home to some world class businesses. We are determined to support more to grow and reach their potential

Alyson Barnes
Leader of the Council

Alyson Barnes

Rossendale is open for business. We want our businesses to thrive. We are here to help.

Alyson Barnes
Leader of the Council

Stuart Sugarman

We can offer businesses free high quality support and advice, networking opportunities, business rates relief, access to grants and training

Stuart Sugarman
Chief Executive Rossendale Council

Alyson Barnes

We’re a modern, forward thinking borough but we cherish our heritage. We are a unique place. It’s a great place to build your business

Alyson Barnes
Leader of the Council