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Rich in heritage with a tight knit business community

Macclesfield, once the world’s biggest producer of finished silk, has a rich heritage and a closely knit business community, home to well -known family furniture retailer, Arighi Bianchi as well as some fantastic independent bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.

There’s plenty of high street names too, such as Costa Coffee, Caffé Nero, and Pizza Express. A recent string to its bow and a very welcome addition to its food and drink offer is the new Picturedrome food hall, from the operators of Altrincham Market and Mackie Mayor in Manchester.

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Get to know Macclesfield

Superbly located

The connections to both Manchester & London make it an excellent location for businesses of all types

Macclesfield is well connected to major cities, being just a 25 minute train journey to Manchester. Twenty direct trains also run from Macclesfield to London Euston per day, taking less than 1 hour 45 minutes. The town is also well served by excellent road links from the north, south and west and journeys to Manchester city centre are just over 30 minutes by car.

A mere 25 minute car journey will take you to Manchester Airport, which sees 30 million passengers reach more than 200 worldwide destinations per year. These superb connections make Macclesfield well located for businesses of all types.

Orbit are proud to have an extensive choice of commercial properties in Macclesfield consisting of a selection of office spaces on the outskirts of town centre, including Silk Point, Beechfield House and Winterton House at Lyme Green Retail & Business Park and Macclesfield’s leading business park, Tytherington Business Village, located just 2 miles north of the town centre.

Tytherington Business Village is a rural and prestigious, modern purpose-built business village that offers a wide selection of offices and high technology space. It’s ideal for everything from small start-up companies to larger tailored offices and R&D suites suited to more established businesses.



A serious business destination

With an abundance of additional facilities and amenities including Premier Inn, Beefeater, Independent cafe Hannah’s Place and Bright Horizons nursery onsite, the village also benefits from its own public transport connections from Macclesfield town centre. To see more on Tytherington Business Village, watch the video here.

Macclesfield has a strong, thriving business community. It’s home to entrepreneurs as well as AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Other industries include textiles, light engineering, paper and plastics.

The town also benefits from a group known as Macclesfield Means Business, set up and established by highly regarded local business leaders. As a group of proactive and driven business owners, the group works to share knowledge, make strong business connections and help promote the town’s commercial success.

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We have been based at Tytherington Business Village, Macclesfield for over 18 years now and during that time Orbit have enabled us to expand organically whilst remaining on one site. Being nearby the train station and Manchester Airport is a huge benefit for meetings and customer visits.

Louise Ray, Director of Marketing & Communications – Plastic Card Services