Working in Rochdale
Rochdale is superbly located and connected, offering a wealth of opportunities to develop careers with some of the UK’s most progressive companies.
Rochdale is at the heart of a network of major roads and public transport links, making commuting into and out of the town easy. There are six Metrolink tram stops in Rochdale borough, and 5 trams an hour depart from Rochdale towards East Didsbury via Oldham and Manchester City Centre.
Rochdale is centrally located on the M62 motorway, putting much of the North of England within easy reach. To take just a few examples, Manchester (30 mins), Warrington (45 mins), Bradford (35 mins) and Leeds (45 mins) are all within an hour’s drive of Rochdale. Bolton and Halifax are only 35 minutes away.
Six trains an hour speed workers to and from Manchester in just 15 minutes. In the opposite direction, four trains an hour take passengers to and from Leeds in 70 minutes. Rochdale also enjoys direct rail connections to Salford, Wigan, Chester, Bradford, Burnley, Blackburn and Halifax.
Rochdale offers me and my family the best of both worlds
Those connections help workers forge fulfilling careers in Rochdale. The town is home to a wide range of exceptional businesses in the manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, logistics and high-tech sectors, among others. Nationally and internationally renowned names include Zen Internet, Casey, Revilo, Simkiss Controls, Tetrosyl, Crown Oil, ASDA Wincanton, JD Sports and WCCTV.
Business people in Rochdale also have access to a large and supportive network of peers. This is the home of cooperation, and Rochdale businesses help each other to thrive.
Our Rochdale Ambassadors scheme, for example, harnesses the national networking activities of well-connected business people from across the region to promote the town as a place for business.
A calendar of inspiring Ambassador events brings the community together to network, share ideas, and learn about the latest developments in Rochdale and the wider business world. Rochdale comes together to help its business community succeed.
Rochdale is a great town to work in. If you’re interested in finding out what Rochdale can do for you, or if you’re looking for commercial property to let in Rochdale, why not give us a call on 01706 927000.
Nothing ever stopped me leaving Rochdale. I’ve worked away. I’ve travelled. But I’ve always wanted to come back. We can take for granted what we have here but this place has a lot going for it.James Hall, MID Communications