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Sutton in Ashfield Overview
Sutton in Ashfield is a town in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands, approximately 4 miles from Mansfield and approximately 11 miles from the traditional county town, Nottingham. The town is situated close to the M1 motorway, which can be accessed via the A38 Sutton in Ashfield Bypass, and served by regular bus services to Mansfield, Nottingham and Derby. Sutton Parkway railway, south of the town centre, is served by regular train services, northbound to Mansfield and Worksop and southbound to Nottingham. Residents of Sutton in Ashfield enjoy a high standard of living, thanks in large part to relatively low housing and living costs. According to the Lloyds Banking Group, the average cost of residential property in the East Midlands is £157,399, over £14,000 lower than in the West Midlands.
Sutton in Ashfield Job Opportunities
Sutton in Ashfield is still essentially a market town, but its economy is moving away from traditional industries, such as manufacturing, towards a balanced, mixed economy. Nevertheless, the town enjoys an active and successful business community. Major employers in the area include agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere and energy supplier E.On. thats why the work opportunities in Sutton in Ashfield are typically engineering jobs and manufacturing jobs.
Sutton in Ashfield Employment Trends
Sutton in Ashfield enjoys a central location, easily accessible by road and rail, and a favourable gap between income and cost of living. However, Nottinghamshire County Council recognises the need for highly skilled, knowledge based jobs as the local economy completes its transition. Schemes such as the Ambition programme, operated by the Ashfield & Mansfield Regeneration Service, aim to help create and retain jobs in the region by providing various services to local businesses. Established developments, such as the Sherwood Business Park and East Midlands Designer Shopping Outlet and, more recently, the Castlewood Business Park are likely to continue to attract local, regional and national clients, in the distribution, industrial and retail sectors.