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Stoke-on-Trent: UK City Connected to Car Industry, Finance Industry and Motorsports
The city of Stoke-on-Trent is situated in the Midlands of England, encompassing the 'Six Towns' of Longton, Burslem, Tunstall, Hanley, Fenton and Stoke. Often affectionately referred to as 'The Potteries', Unesco describes the city as a 'living museum of the Industrial Revolution, of world-class cultural importance'. This historic and unique cultural city is also a centre of global importance for the car industry, finance industry and motorsports. Let's explore how.
The automotive industry
Car production has a long history in and around Stoke-on-Trent as the city is located within the heart of the West Midlands region of the UK — an area that is a significant industrial hub and home to many prominent automotive firms, including Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
JLR is Britain's largest car manufacturer and employs around 16,000 people in the region. Most of JLR's production, engineering and design functions are concentrated in and around the city, with the majority of staff based at the Whitley plant — a world-class manufacturing facility that is the size of 39 football pitches.
This heavy investment in production has supported not only the car-making industry, but also ancillary companies, suppliers, distributors and many other related industries. As such, Stoke-on-Trent is an important hub for the automotive industry not only in the UK, but also around the world.
The finance industry
Stoke-on-Trent is home to one of the largest concentrations of financial services companies in the UK, making it a key centre for banking and insurance services. The city is home to several well-known banking and insurance companies, including Barclays, Santander, Prudential and Allianz.
The presence of these major players in the financial services sector has been a major boon for local businesses. Many of the companies in and around Stoke-on-Trent are either owned or heavily influenced by these larger banks and insurers. This, in turn, has given the city a major boost in terms of job opportunities and investment.
Stoke-on-Trent is home to one of the premier motorsports venues in the UK — the world-famous Silverstone Circuit. Built in 1948, this iconic circuit has hosted a variety of races, including Formula One, MotoGP, and World Endurance Championship events. It is also home to several racing teams and is a hub for motorsports enthusiasts in the UK and beyond.
The circuit is located close to Stoke-on-Trent and its presence has been a major asset to the city. In addition to attracting world-class drivers and teams, it has also helped to attract tourists and investment to the city and the surrounding region.
Stoke-on-Trent is a city of some 250,000 people and is one of the most economically deprived locales in the country. With an estimated unemployment rate of 10%, it has one of the highest rates of unemployment of the cities in the UK. The wide-ranging connections to the car industry, finance industry and motorsports have helped to employ and support many local people and businesses.
Overall, Stoke-on-Trent is a unique and vibrant city with a long history of involvement in the automotive, financial and motorsports industries. Its high rate of unemployment has been helped by the presence of major players in these industries, and its economic landscape has been further bolstered by the recent investment in major car production plants such as JLR. And with the Silverstone Circuit situated close by, the city is firmly connected with the world of motorsports. As such, Stoke-on-Trent is an important part of England's current and evolving industrial landscape.