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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for the perfect place to kickstart your business journey in the North West? Do you want to start your venture in a strong economy, a good location, and a supportive community? Look no further. In this blog, we’ll talk about four compelling reasons why you should start a business in Birkenhead.

Affordability and Quality of Life

Compared to big cities, the cost of living and doing business in Birkenhead is cheaper. This helps new businesses because they don’t have to spend as much money on things like rent and property.

Also, the peaceful surroundings and nearby nature spots make life better for both business owners and employees. Birkenhead has easy access to some of the North West’s best beaches, such as West Kirby and Crosby, while stunning North Wales is reachable by car in under an hour.

Convenient Location 

A stone’s throw away from bustling Liverpool, Birkenhead is close to major transportation links, offering easy access to markets, suppliers, and customers. 

The Queensway Tunnel and the famous Mersey Ferry bring in a lot of footfall, especially in tourist season, and the town centre acts as a shopping hub for all those living on the Wirral. 

Birkenhead is in the middle of a transformation worth up to £10bn.
Vibrant Business Community

Birkenhead boasts a vibrant business community that is both collaborative and encouraging. 

Local business networks, Wirral chamber of commerce, and start-up incubators like The Start Yard provide plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded people, mentors, and potential partners. 

This sense of community can help you handle the challenges of starting a new business.

Furthermore, a number of niche, independent businesses have sprung up recently. These include Dragon’s Den business Owen Drew Luxury Candles!

On two weekends per month visitors can shop with independent sellers at the bustling Woodside Market. Woodside Ferry Village is a spot which is home to several of Wirral’s best eateries, and those with a car can even catch a movie at the Woodside drive through cinema. 

The economy provides a wide variety of business chances in sectors like retail, hospitality, creative industries, technology, and professional services, so there’s space for everyone.

Woodside Ferry Village in Woodside Ferry Terminal.
Regeneration and Investment 

It’s clear that Birkenhead has been undergoing significant changes in recent years, with large investments being made in transport, housing, services, and business development. 

This rejuvenation not only makes the town look better, but also opens doors for new businesses to thrive. As new developments take shape, business owners can make sure they are at the forefront of this transformation, and benefit from a fresh wave of visitors and potential customers.


To sum up, Birkenhead is a great choice for people who want to start their own businesses. It has a good location, helpful community, ongoing improvements, various chances for success, and affordable living costs.

These things make it a nice spot for new businesses and people who want to start their own companies. By starting a business in Birkenhead, you can connect with its interesting history and be part of its promising future.

If you’re searching for the right place to make your business ideas come true, Birkenhead could be the perfect starting point you’ve been looking for.

Our fully-funded workshop with an expert business advisor is coming to Birkenhead in September. Find out more and register for your slot here.