Ulverston is a bright and bustling market town, home to a diversity of innovative, high-tech and more traditional businesses.
Perhaps most famous as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, Ulverston is a true festival town and each year attracts visitors from around the world. Overlooked from the towering Hoad Monument, a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse, Ulverston is a bright and bustling market town which is also the home to a diversity of innovative, high-tech and more traditional businesses.
Ulverston is fast becoming a centre for specialist manufacturing and industry with several firms with worldwide connections based in the attractive south Cumbrian town.
Global pharmaceutical giant GSK's first new plant in the UK for 40 years is just one of the major expansions for Ulverston firms, which is set to bring hundreds of jobs.
The NHS in the area is also looking to recruit hundreds of people across its hospitals, doctors' surgeries, and throughout the healthcare sector.
Ulverston is also a hub for pioneering LED lighting companies and other specialist manufacturers, meaning there are lots of opportunities in a diverse economy no matter what stage you are at in your career.
Ulverston is well connected to the road and rail network. The A590 connects Ulverston with the M6 motorway at junction 36 - a journey of approximately 25 minutes. The town is served by a train station with services to Preston and Manchester Airport. From Ulverston to London Euston involves just one change at either Lancaster or Preston.
Homes in the Ulverston area are often much more affordable than other parts of the UK. There is a range of accommodation to suit all tastes.
There are no commuter delays compared to the major cities, and many people choose to walk or cycle to work.
At secondary school level, Ulverston Victoria High School has an excellent reputation with strong links to business and industry. Furness College offers education from post-16, on to degrees through the University of Cumbria and Masters level education.
There is also a wide choice of excellent primary and infant schools to choose from.
Lots of interesting information about Ulverston as a place to live and visit can be found at the Visit Ulverston website.
The natural landscape of coastline and mountains, with the world-renowned Lake District only 15 miles away, makes the area a compelling place to live and enjoy the great outdoors.
The iconic Sir John Barrow Monument on the Hoad looks out over the town. Culturally, Ulverston is well-known for its range of friendly festivals, including the stunning Lantern Festival, where the streets are turned into a magical display of lights.
The impressive Coronation Hall, situated in the heart of the town, hosts a full range of live music and theatre events. The privately-owned Roxy cinema shows the latest films and there are also a range of bars, restaurants and hotels.
Shopping is centred on the cobbled streets of the market town. There is also a small retail park with a Booths supermarket and plans for another supermarket to be built in the town.
To find out more about cultural events in the area go to www.cumbrialive.co.uk