5 Great Reasons to Launch Your Start-Up in Ashton
Sitting in the foothills of the Pennines and on the bank of the River Tame, Ashton-under-Lyne is a market town with a rich history of textile manufacturing. Today, it’s one of the best places in Greater Manchester to launch a new business. If you’re about to embark on a new adventure, then check out these five great reasons to launch your start-up in Ashton!
A Convenient Business Location
Across the North West, expensive city centre rent prices have meant that many new and emerging businesses are looking for more cost-effective office and retail spaces in alternative locations.
Ashton-under-Lyne is just 6.2 miles east of Manchester city centre and is surrounded on all sides by other towns and with great transport links. This convenient location means that your start-up business will have access to a wide range of potential customers from not only Ashton-under-Lyne but also Audenshaw, Dukinfield, Mossley, Droylsden, Oldham and Stalybridge.
By car, Manchester city centre can be reached in as little as 16 minutes from Ashton-under-Lyne via Ashton Old Rd/A635. Ashton is also around a 25-minute drive from Rochdale, and around a 45-minute drive from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Any important meetings in London can also be reached in less than 4 hours via the M40 or M1.
Great Transport Links & Connectivity
As mentioned, Ashton-under-Lyne is a convenient location for business and access by car, but it also boasts great transport links and connectivity. The train service from Ashton-Under-Lyne railway station, on the Huddersfield line, can have you at Manchester Victoria station in 12 minutes. There is also Guide Bridge railway station, on the Rose Hill Marple and Glossop lines, which can have you at Manchester Piccadilly station in just 11 minutes.
Ashton-under-Lyne is also on the extensive Manchester Metrolink route. The Ashton-under-Lyne tram stop provides a regular service to MediaCityUK, and passengers can change the line to reach the City Zone, Trafford Park, and Manchester Airport.
Fantastic Attractions & Things to do
Another reason for launching your start-up in Ashton-under-Lyne is its list of fantastic attractions and things to do, making Ashton a great place to both live and work.
The town has two prominent football teams, Ashton United FC and Curzon Ashton FC as well as league winners Ashton Cricket Club and Richmond Park Athletics Stadium. Other attractions include the canal, and the Portland Basin Museum exploring the history of Ashton. There’s also the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, which hosts a range of interactive exhibitions. Nature lovers can explore the Outer Pennine Ring and Daisy Nook Park, and there is always the famous Ashton Market and fantastic Ikea facility for those who love to shop.
New & Exciting Opportunities
With new and exciting opportunities on the horizon, Ashton-under-Lyne proves to be a great location to launch your start-up and join a diverse network of local businesses. Home to a range of emerging digital, creative and hospitality industries, Ashton is an essential cog in the Northern Powerhouse and is witnessing an increase of shared or alternative offices, retail spaces, and creative hubs.
Discover the Ashton-under-Lyne Small Business Startup Centre, or find out more about starting up a business in Ashton from Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.
Along with the town’s convenient location, great connectivity, local attractions and room for opportunity, Ashton-under-Lyne also offers business owners a fantastic self-storage facility. At SureStore Ashton, we pride ourselves on providing innovative business storage solutions and support for local enterprises and start-ups.
Located at Rayner Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0LY, our self-storage facility is ideal for customers in Ashton, Dukinfield, Stalybridge, Audenshaw, Droylsden and other surrounding areas.
Our modern and flexible approach to self-storage means we’re able to offer business owners affordable and secure storage units in Ashton for any stock, materials, products or archived documents, as well as innovative trade counters and office spaces with zero overheads and a range of amenities.
To find out more about how our Ashton-under-Lyne self-storage facility can support your local business or start-up, contact our friendly team today on 0161 260 3045 or book your self-storage unit online for exclusive discounts!