NORTHWICH is a town on the up, with several new businesses opening their doors in the town over the past year, according to the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID).

Manager of Northwich BID, Jane Hough says that since 11 new businesses have come into the town over the past 12 months, the wider range of stores further increases the diversity and uniqueness on offer to Northwich shoppers.

Jane Hough, Northwich BID manager, said: “There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about Northwich at the moment.

“More businesses are set to open here in 2018 too which shows that traders believe in Northwich and see an exciting future.”

Jane has also expressed her positivity about what is lined up in Northwich for the remainder of 2018, with many events, initiatives and campaigns in the pipeline which will bring visitors and excitement to the town.

She said: “I’m confident that this year will be the best yet for Northwich – there is a lot to look forward to. Our seasonal Extravaganzas will return bigger and better than ever, the Festival of Arts 2018 will celebrate the town’s creativity and of course it was great to hear about The Charlatans homecoming tour which will be a brilliant few days for the town in May.

“The summer will also see the BID working in partnership with traders, Northwich Town Council, Barons Quay, Grozone and local schools to create Northwich in Bloom. We’re entering two categories, BID and Large Town Centre, which will see the town come alive with colour and vibrancy.”

The BID will also make additional investments into their theme of ‘Greener and Cleaner’ which will see extra railing baskets and planters installed on Dane Street and Venables Road as well as the re-introduction of bunting to the town centre.

It is not just Jane who believes the town is on the up either, as Cllr Brian Clarke, Cheshire West and Chester Council cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, agrees on the towns improvements.

He said: “Looking at the line-up of events and festivals taking place in Northwich this year there is so much for people to get excited about. The town’s offering for residents and visitors keeps going from strength to strength and the town has an enviable calendar of events for 2018.”