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Preston Guild City

Lancs Enterprise Partnership

Enterprise Zone buildings, Preston, Lancashire

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a creative collaboration of leaders from business, universities and local councils, who direct economic growth and drive job creation.

The region’s business base is broad and buoyant, with thriving towns and cities as well as excellent schools, colleges and universities.

The LEP was formed in 2011 to make Lancashire the location for business growth and inward investment. There aim is to do this by ensuring all companies have easy access to high grade support services that promote sustainable expansion.

Many fabulous companies are already in Lancashire, from world leading PLCs to vibrant and ambitious SMEs. The LEPs mission is to help companies become even more successful and be the best businesses they can be.

This includes companies looking to set up operations in Preston and Lancashire.  Welcoming many inward investors and working with them closely, the LEP ensure they can access top quality premises and skilled people needed to grow their activities in the region.

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The LEP are also behind a raft of exciting initiatives, including the very latest innovations in business finance solutions; tailored services to boost export activity; and world class research and development support.

Nothing is higher on the agenda than creating high value jobs. As part of this commitment, Lancashire is delivering a £6,320,000 workplace training programme to local companies. Just as importantly, the three universities (University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University and Edgehill University) are increasingly engaged with businesses looking to up skill.

With first rate road, rail and air transport links and the creation of Transport for Lancashire means local knowledge can be used to deliver major transport investments in a way that facilitates commercial growth.