Northamptonshire for Business Owners & Directors

When you run a business, whether you started it from scratch yourself or are head honcho on behalf of someone else, you need a solid network of suppliers and support around you.

Northamptonshire has built a significant reputation over recent years amongst business support organisations for going beyond the call for enterprises starting and growing in the county. And in November 2018 it was named the third best place for business start-ups in the UK by informi, a website that offers support for small businesses.

Put simply, there is a lot in the county available to help SMEs grow and flourish. Northampton itself now pips London to the post for being the country’s top performer for new business creation. Northamptonshire really is a place that’s buzzing with activity. There are:

  • Several significant projects in progress to improve infrastructure
  • Serious initiatives to facilitate job creation in place
  • Government organisations offering support and advice for apprenticeships
  • Grant funded enterprises offering 1-2-1 mentoring when you need it
  • Superb opportunities to become a part of a thriving business networking scene

It’s a county packed with practical assistance to help businesses grow.

But the beauty of being based in a location as attractive and alive as Northamptonshire is that you can both thrive on the buzz of running a business AND relax in the tranquillity of a rural retreat. It’s a county made for promoting work/life balance.

For a start, there is plenty to offer families, couples, and individuals seeking a good quality of life.

  • Some of the best private and state schools are within easy reach. We have a page dedicated to schools in Northamptonshire here.
  • Outdoor activities are in abundance, with everything from rambling, to riding, to fishing, to sailing, to narrow boating, to village cricket all on the doorstep.
  • Motorsport fans have Silverstone and Rockingham to keep them entertained.
  • Easy access to superb shopping offers something for everyone, from fabulously stocked farm shops, to local butchers, to innovative boutique arts & crafts. And, of course, larger centres such as Milton Keynes are also just ‘across the border’.

Plus, for the budding entrepreneur or high flying executive, being situated pretty much in the middle of the country means the communication links are superb.

  • Trains in and out of Northamptonshire – Heading into Euston is easy, being a mainline destination from Northampton and Milton Keynes. And then on the west side of the county, stations such as Banbury & Bicester head into Oxford and Marylebone. Either way, travelling into London only takes about an hour. And of course, those lines head north too to Birmingham and beyond.
  • Roads in and out of Northamptonshire – Heading both north and south is easy, with the M1 cutting through the county near Northampton. The M40 is just on the western edge, and that gives you easy access to other parts of the motorway network as well. London, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, they’re all easily accessible by road.
  • Airports within easy reach of Northamptonshire – Luton Airport, Birmingham International Airport, and East Midlands Airport are within an hour’s drive from Northampton, and Heathrow not much further,  so heading to other places by air is about as easy as it gets. 

If you’re a live wire, the buzzing market towns are hubs of activity that will draw you in, with easy access to Birmingham and London for city style nights out. If you’re seeking peace and tranquillity, there are more picturesque villages than you can count from which to choose. And don’t just take our word on that. Two in particular featured in The Sunday Times’ 101 Best Places to Live List in 2014 (Byfield and Yardley Hastings). And South Northants, as an area, hit third place in Halifax’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey. Northamptonshire really is England’s ‘secret shire’; and that means astonishing value for money.

To find out more about what Northamptonshire can offer business owners and entrepreneurs, have a look at the pages listed here.

And to learn more about why Northamptonshire is a great place to live, whatever your stage of life, you might enjoy :

If you’d like to discuss your plans or find out more to understand how Northamptonshire might just be the place for your business to grow and thrive, then give Rachel a call on 07502 406688 or drop her an email : racheljohnston@stacks.co.uk 

What will a Stacks buying agent in Northamptonshire do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Rachel Johnston to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07502 406688

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

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