Why St Asaph is a great place to live and work
Situated in the county of Denbighshire in North Wales, St Asaph is one of the smallest cities in the UK and home to the smallest cathedral in Britain. Set on the banks of River Elwy, the city is surrounded by countryside and views of the Vale of Clwyd and despite its size, St Asaph offers a lot to job seekers looking to make a fresh start in another place. The city provides opportunities for a great work-life balance, and is a hub for innovation and technology, being home to global businesses in fields such as opto-electronics and ICT solutions.
The Heart of North Wales Enterprise
Cutting-edge science, engineering, energy and creative sectors as well as headquarter functions feature prominently in the vibrant business community at St Asaph Business Park. Providing businesses with a modern working environment in a setting that inspires creativity and innovation, St Asaph Business Park is home to growing world-class organisations in a variety of industries so wherever your expertise may lie, the city provides plenty of opportunities to develop your career.
Prominent businesses in St Asaph Business Park include Qioptiq, Pinacl and Business Wales to name a few. The business park also houses the headquarters of North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue, and is also the location of Glyndŵr University’s prestigious OpTIC Technology Centre, a leading hub of innovative product development, engineering and technology consulting.
Whilst you’re only minutes away from some of the most beautiful countryside views in North Wales when you’re in St Asaph, some of the UK’s most popular cities are also within driving distance. Located next to the A55, it will only take you 40 minutes to the city of Chester from St Asaph and less than an hour to Liverpool.
During your down time, there will never be a shortage of activities to choose from. If you want to relax, The Oriel Country Hotel and Spa is located in St Asaph and if shopping is your vice the Tweedmill Shopping Outlet carries brands such as Clogau, Jacques Vert, Yankee Candle and Bonmarche and also just half an hour drive is the famous Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Coliseum Shopping Park.
There is also a plethora of restaurants to dine in, from the contemporary White House and Bod Erw restaurants to great pub food at The Talardy and The Plough Inn, the city will definitely have a restaurant that will cater to everyone’s taste buds. If you love quick café / takeaway food, you’ll also have plenty to choose from in St Asaph, including the recently opened Subway on the way in to the city centre.
If you have children, there are also a range of schools in St Asaph and surrounding area to choose from. St Asaph is home to Fairholme Preparatory School, St Asaph VP Infant School, Ysgol Esgob Morgan and Ysgol Glan Clwyd, the first Welsh medium secondary school. Also nearby are Ysgol Trefnant, Ysgol Frongoch Junior, St Bridgid’s School and Denbigh High School.
Steeped in History
If you’re looking to relocate to a place with a lot of character, then St Asaph is the place for you. As home to the smallest cathedral and being the second smallest city in Britain, this city and towns around it are so full of history you’ll never run out of things to do and learn about.
Near St Asaph is also Pontnewydd Cave, which yields one of the earliest known human remains in Wales and bones of elephants, rhinoceros and hippopotamus. Full of animal bones and home to early Neanderthals, the cave has drawn many notable visitors, including Charles Darwin in 1831.
So – if St Asaph sounds like the perfect place for you to relocate to and develop your career, what are you waiting for? Visit www.JobsinNorthWales.co.uk to view live vacancies in St Asaph and the rest of North Wales.
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Publish date: March 2018
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