Preston on the up!
What you see is what you get, Preston is a confident and business-friendly city with plenty of true character.
Preston sets the trend, demonstrating business confidence with enormous potential to move further forward.
There are wide-ranging development opportunities out there to further stimulate that growth, in a city right at the heart of not only Lancashire and the North West but the UK too, with pretty much-unrivalled rail and road access and two international airports within an hour’s drive.
That connectivity has not gone unnoticed, with Preston already boasting an enviable list of leading businesses, not least The University of Central Lancashire and BAE Systems.
Furthermore, the Preston remains committed to welcoming new businesses and investors, large and small – offering competitive employment costs, affordable accommodation, and a skilled workforce. To that end, there are 800,000 people of working age living within a 20-mile radius, with a quarter of the total UK workforce within an hour’s drive.
Above all else, Preston remains forward thinking, vibrant, active and keen to further promote its entrepreneurial flair and unique culture.
Preston offers fast track growth and a UK development hotspot with £400m investment and 15,000 new homes on the horizon.
Situated in the heart of the North West of England, Preston is a vibrant and exciting City. With a population of 140,000, Preston is growing both physically and in terms of profile with aspirations to be the third City in the North West after Manchester and Liverpool. The City has a strong economic and retail base with a reputation as an attractive place to live, work and invest in and has seen major expansion over recent years which is to continue further.
Preston’s student population acts as a major catalyst too, with around 35,000 studying at the University of Central Lancashire – the sixth largest and one of the fastest growing universities in the UK.