Businesses in Stockport have consistently prospered and grown in recent years thanks to the town’s highly skilled workforce and unrivalled strategic location in the North West.

The business environment has proven to be increasingly attractive for a range of employers across several sectors so whether you are starting up a business; trying to develop your company or thinking of relocating to Stockport, a range of services are available to help you including business support, advice, and networking events. 

For more information contact Stockport Council’s Economic and Employment Development Team on: 

Telephone: 0161 474 3737 E-mail:



We're helping Stockport 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.

Stockport is rapidly building a reputation as one of the fastest growing commercial centres in the north of England. Find out how locating in Stockport can benefit your company. 

Find out about the wide range of business support and assistance available. The support is tailored to meet your company’s needs regardless of your stage of business development.

Find out about the latest business news and information on business events being held as part of Stockport Council’s commitment to helping local businesses grow and flourish.

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.


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

£11.8 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance


Sales increased or safeguarded


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon 233 times


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 12 Blackpool Towers


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 4 Olympic sized swimming pools


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 478 African Elephant Bulls

Success story

“I consider the success in securing our new contracts as directly attributable to the advice provided by the Green Growth service” Danny Sims - DJS Research, Stockport