Northampton Skyline

Why Northampton

Why Northampton? We’re home to the HQs of a range of prestigious global brands – from shoe manufacturers to financial service firms.

Northampton is a special place

Through the ingenuity and enterprise of our world famous shoe and leather industry we became world renowned for quality. And we’re still home to the headquarters of prestigious global brand names including Church’s (owned by Italian luxury house Prada,) Crockett and Jones, Tricker’s and Loake.

Our reputation for innovation and skilled craftmanship has attracted a raft of major businesses in a number of high growth sectors. That’s coupled with an excellent strategic location at the heart of the country between London and Birmingham, .

Why Northampton - Northampton is a special place

We’re home to some major employers

Beyond the reassuring presence of these large corporates, there’s also a growing and vibrant SME community.

In 2020, we were named by data experts Experian as one of the ‘Best places in the UK to start a business’. We regularly feature in the annual ‘Best place to start a small business’ table published by business advice specialists, Informi.

A bold new vision and masterplan for the town centre has also been developed, backed by significant Government funding.

Why Northampton - We're home to some major employers - manufacturing

We’re revitalising our town centre

Our town centre masterplan is set to revitalise the town centre, combining our distinctive cultural and heritage assets with 21st Century public realm and infrastructure.

We’re working hard to make Northampton one of the best places to live, work and visit in the UK.

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