After a report has revealed the North West is currently overtaking London when it comes to the growth rate of independent small businesses, sales and marketing firm Skyline Marketing outline why the North West is such a great place for start-ups.
Recent figures released by business insurance experts Simply Business has revealed that the number of independent shops and retailers across the UK has grown by a staggering 110% over the past five years. The area which has seen the largest increase was the North West of England, which has reported an increase of 89%, with 10,917 independent retailers opening in 2014 alone. Liverpool based sales and marketing firm Skyline Marketing were thrilled to see that business innovation is alive and well within northern regions of the UK, and are hopeful that the recent report could suggest that other areas of the UK are finally in a position to compete with the economic powerhouse of London and the South east.
With many consumers currently losing trust in large chain businesses, through both a rise in prices and a string of unfortunate media scandals, Skyline Marketing believe that there has never been a better time to be a small business owner. Small independent businesses are vital to local economies, as they help to keep local money within local communities and fund a great deal of important community events and amenities. Independent businesses are also well known for their quality and craftsmanship of their products which has helped to boost consumer confidence which in turn has led to a steady rise in overall consumer spending.
Skyline Marketing are confident that the success if small independent businesses in the North West is in part due to the massive wealth of talent and education opportunities available in the region. The North West boasts some of the best universities in the country, with Lancaster, Manchester and Liverpool ranking highly within the current university league tables. The region also offers a vast range of support to new business owners through government schemes such as North West Funds, which offer new businesses the vital capital they need to get off the ground.
Skyline Marketing is an innovative sales and direct marketing firm based in Liverpool that specialises in effective customer acquisition solutions. As Merseyside’s leading outsourced sales and marketing firm, Skyline Marketing ensure their clients gain the best possible results by maintaining the highest level of talent within their business and ensuring they remain the best in their field. Through the creation and implementation of personalised, face to face marketing campaigns, Skyline Marketing helps their clients to forge better customer relationships and increase quality sales.
As supporters of small independent businesses, Skyline Marketing believes it’s important to offer a service which is accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes. The firm can work with all kinds of budgets and have made it their mission to provide the best quality, cost effective outsourced marketing solutions