The traditional market town of Mold is located slightly to the east of the Clwydian Range of mountains in North Wales, based in the county of Flintshire. An ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and North Wales coast, as well as benefiting from the bustling cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester on its doorstep, Mold is ideally situated to provide the best of both worlds.
With many exciting companies calling Mold home, read on to find out the top reasons why you should consider living and working in this historic market town.
Bromfield Industrial Estate and Broncoed Business Park
You’ll find a wide range of small, medium and large organisations on the Bromfield Industrial Estate, which is just a short distance away from Mold’s bustling high street. Businesses from a wide range of industries can be found on the estate, from jewellers, engineers and manufacturers to carers, physiotherapists and more.
Within a mile of the Bromfield Industrial Estate, you will find the Broncoed Business Park, which is home to a wide variety of employers including Reynolds International – a dynamic and fast growing near-surface geological and geophysical consultancy, which is currently advertising two vacancies for a Senior Geophysicist and Project Geophysicist. Read more and apply here.
Another employer currently advertising a vacancy within Mold is Apple Transcription, which provides professional transcription services for a wide range of spoken events including court hearings, legal conference calls, police interviews, social and market research interviews and focus groups. The company is seeking an Audio Typist / Administrator to join its close-knit team.
Mold is also home to Newsquest, a regional press giant and one of the largest multi-media companies in the UK.
A great social scene
Mold high street has a great combination of independent and well-known national stores, cafes, bars and restaurants, and also plays host to a variety of food, drink and music festivals throughout the year, meaning you won’t be short on things to do on the weekend after a busy working week!
A diverse street market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday, with over 70 stalls offering a range of goods alongside a traditional, warm Welsh welcome. In fact, Mold was voted the second-best market town in Wales in 2018, according to a UK-wide study commissioned by Royal Mail.
Perhaps one of the most notable attractions in Mold is Theatr Clwyd – a world class theatre situated on top of a hill overlooking the town. Built over 40 years ago, Theatr Clwyd was inspired by the dream to create an arts centre for all in North Wales and prides itself on being a champion of world-class drama, new writing and family-friendly work, with three theatres, a cinema, café, bar and three art galleries.
Fantastic transport links
With the beautiful city of Chester just 20 minutes down the A55, and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester each a 45-minute drive from the town centre, Mold is perfectly situated to provide the best of both worlds.
With the railway stations of Buckley and Flint both within a short distance and connected by regular bus services, it is also incredibly easy to travel further afield from Mold, with London just a 2 hour train journey away. Throughout the day, there are frequent buses from Mold Bus Station to Chester, Wrexham and other nearby towns and villages, making Mold really accessible by public transport. Liverpool and Manchester Airports are also just a short distance down the M56.
If you’re looking to relocate to the area with a family, you might be interested to know that Mold is home to a variety of primary and two secondary schools that serve the town and surrounding villages.
The Alun School is the largest school in the county and is adjoined by the only Welsh medium secondary school in Flintshire, Ysgol Maes Garmon. Mold is also home to the largest primary school in the county, Ysgol Bryn Coch.
When walking around Mold high street, you can’t help but notice the beautiful historic buildings that add so much character to the look and feel of the town. The historic church of St. Mary’s sits proudly above the town, which was rebuilt by Margaret Beaufort in honour of her son Henry VII, the first Tudor King of England.
Within just a short distance from the town centre, you’ll also find Loggerheads Country Park and Moel Famau – the highest hill within the Clwydian Range and classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meaning you’ll have plenty of places to escape to the countryside!
So, if you’re looking to relocate somewhere with a rich history, a bustling social scene and plenty of employers offering a wide range of career opportunities, Mold could be the perfect place for you.
Click here to search for jobs in the North Wales region, and why not read our other in-depth articles on what it’s like to live and work in other North Wales cities and towns such as Bala, Llandudno, Abergele, St Asaph, Colwyn Bay and Bangor.
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