A great place to work
Formby has excellent transport links including the Formby Bypass. There is easy access to the motorway network with the M57 and M58 just 8 miles away. Formby has its own railway station on the Merseyrail Northern Line that runs between Liverpool and Southport and is also within walking distance of Freshfield railway station. Bus services in the town are provided by Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel. Formby is also well served by excellent cycle routes, mainly centered around the pinewoods along the coast leading to both Southport and Liverpool. There are also many cycle lanes on the roads leading to the larger conurbations to the north and south. A new track has been opened between Formby and Hightown.
The local ecomony's main strengths are its attractive (and significant) access points to the coast e.g. comprising Lifeboat Road and National Trust land. The town has an existing retail centre with some high quality shops and major multiple retailers, plus a large popular 'out of town' supermarket. There are also a number of satellite shopping centres of mixed quality and provision. On the edge of town is an established industrial estate and a smaller business estate enclosed by local residences.
Local businesses include a range of white collar, office and financial services businesses, plus a large horticultural enterprise on the edge of the town, equine businesses, and animal accommodation specialists. The two major golf courses are also employers, with one comprising a PGA golf academy. In addition there are several farms and growers, a wide range of restaurants, pubs, various takeaways and food-to-go retailers.
The town is well-served by residential care and nursing home provision as well as pre-school child minding nurseries. Formby is very fortunate to have a predominantly professionally qualified, resident work force.