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Key Employers

Salford is home to predominately SMEs, accounting for 99% of the business base, but a number of large employers and international brands have also located in Salford. A selection of which are listed in the table below by sector. Details of more businesses based in Salford are available on the online Business Directory. Alternatively contact the Business Team for further help.



Cara Group, Excalon, Gerrard's of Swinton GPL Group, Graham Construction, Lanes Group plc, Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co Ltd, NG Bailey, P.P. O'Connor Ltd, Quartzelec Ltd, W Mahers & Sons Ltd

Creative & New Media

BBCBright Carbon Ltd, Carbon CreativeDock 10, ITVK2L, Red Door Productions, Schawk, SIS, Yippee Entertainment, Zeal Creative, Ziferblat

Financial & Professional Services  

AJ Bell, AVIVA, BOC, BUPAELAS, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, HM Revenue & Customs, JTIM&S Shared Service, Morson GroupRaytheon UK, Robinson WaySage UK Limited,  Swinton Insurance, Tata Consultancy Services  

ICT Digital & Communications 

IT Lab, K3 Group, Nimans, Radio Today, TalkTalkSalford City Radio, Unity Radio, Work MobileXpertRule

Low Carbon / Energy

ENER-G, Environmental Services DesignI & G Cohen Ltd, JWS WasteKenny Waste Management, MWH Global, WSP Environment and Energy

Manufacturing & Distribution

Alexander James, Allied Filter Systems Ltd, Americhem Europe, Automarine Cables Ltd, BASF, BidvestBKW Instruments LtdBunzl plc, Conductix WampflerCooper & Stollbrand, DH Budenberg LtdGlendale Foods, Great Bear DistributionHarland Machine Systems, Henri Lloyd, Kingsland Drinks, Mettler Toledo Safeline, Manuli Hydraulics, Neovia, OMEGA, Private White VCPZ Cussons, Scan Coin, Speedy Products, TBS Fabrications, Valtris Speciality Chemicals, Wilkinson Star

Retail & Leisure

A J Bell StadiumDOMU Brands, Eccles Shopping Centre, Lowry OutletMakroParty Delights, Salford City Reds, Salford Shopping Centre, Swinton Square, The Lowry Hotel, The Lowry Theatre, The Range, Walkden Town Centre,