Rochdale

Rochdale has a national reputation as one of the leading local authorities in the renewable and low carbon energy generation sector.  Rochdale Council has an ambitious programme of installing wind and solar power technology as well as the borough being home to many private developments, such as Scout Moor wind farm.

 

This ‘Renewable Revolution’ is creating supply chain opportunities for local businesses to diversify and expand into these fast growing sectors. Our unrivalled strategic location makes the borough the perfect location for companies wishing to establish a strategic northern base.

 

Achievements

We're helping Rochdale businesses to drive the transition to a vibrant, sustainable and low carbon economy. Here are some of the amazing things we've helped them to achieve so far.

 

Rochdale is committed to supporting business. There is a wide range of business support, assistance and information available within Rochdale Borough to help businesses in all aspects of start-up, prosperity and growth.

The borough has more capacity for investment than many of its neighbouring areas. Rochdale is a strong candidate when it comes to the availability of employment land and the quality of its various business sites and premises.

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.

223

Businesses assisted with hands-on resource efficiency or low carbon sector support

£17.3 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance

£5.8 million

Sales increased or safeguarded

76,878

Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 593 times

20,129

Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 8 Blackpool Towers

432,251

Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill more than 172 Olympic sized swimming pools

164,558

Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 23,414 African Elephant Bulls

34

Jobs created or safeguarded