With its resident population of 77,000, Chester offers businesses access to a large, highly skilled workforce.

There are 850,000 people of working age within a 30 minute drive of the City Centre, a quarter of which is experienced in senior management and professional occupations.

The workforce in Chester’s catchment is more skilled than the average for the region.

Its workforce consistently boasts a greater skill level with 49% educated to NVQ Level 3 or 4 or equivalent, compared to the regional average of 45%.