Ceramic Valley

A world class centre for advanced manufacturing and applied materials excellence

Better connected, better located:

Stoke-on-Trent is located at the heart of the UK, enjoying unparalleled connectivity at the axis of key north-south, east-west road and rail corridors, providing easy access across the wider region and the UK. Anchoring the space between Birmingham and Manchester, with excellent national and international connections by road, rail and air.

Competitively priced:

With office rentals at 60% less than Birmingham and Manchester and industrial rental 20% less than comparable cities, Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone makes perfect sense from a business perspective. In addition, labour costs are 10% less than the UK average in both manufacturing and telesales, giving another compelling reason.


Two local universities with key R&D strengths. More than 25,000 students in key subjects like engineering, ceramics research, IT, science, technology and medicine. Our colleges have seen a huge investment and play a major role in providing local companies with the right skills.

Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone sites:

  • Tunstall Arrow: 8.8ha
  • Chatterley Valley East: 18.2ha
  • Chatterley Valley West: 38 ha
  • Highgate/Ravensdale: 38 ha
  • Etruria Valley: 31ha
  • Cliffe Vale: 6.2ha

Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Ceramic Valley webpage here.

Sector focus

  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy and Power Generation
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Business and Professional Services
  • Warehouse and Distribution


The Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone comprises six key sites totalling 140 hectares along the strategic A500 corridor in the heart of the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

This prime location at the centre of the UK transport network, links junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 and offers excellent access to national and international markets.

Our location on the M6 provides excellent connections to the M1, M62 and M42. The city’s West Coast Mainline station allows travel to London in 85 minutes, Manchester in 40 minutes and Birmingham in 50 minutes. There are four international airports within an hour’s drive, as is the Atlantic Gateway at Liverpool.

Find out more

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0)300 111 8005

Ceramic Valley webpage