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Preston business news 2023

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Find out about the latest business and investment news across Preston.

Keep up to date with the latest investment, development and business news targeted at local businesses and organisations across Preston.

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Business premises available at Riversway Managed Workshops

22 September 2023: If you have a small business and are looking for premises, the council owns Managed Workshops at Preston Docks, which could be just what you're looking for.

Ceremonial Coins added to £45m+ Animate Steelwork

19 September 2023: To mark the progress of Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex, two ceremonial coins were added to the construction project's steelwork being built by the Eric Wright Group.

This Is the North Convention 2023

15 September 2023: The city of Preston is set to become the epicentre of progressive thought and action as it hosts the 2023 This Is The North Convention.

Guild Hall closed pending surveys amid national roofing fears

12 September 2023: It is believed that RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) is present in the roof panels of the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre within the Guild Hall.

Plans submitted to convert former magistrates court into offices and retail space

30 August 2023: Amounderness House will undergo a £7.4 million refurbishment and is one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme, for which the City was awarded £20.9 million from the Government's national Towns Fund initiative in March 2021.

Official re-opening launch event confirmed for the Guild Hall Preston

04 August 2023: The Guild Hall Preston is set to open is theatre doors once more. for the official re-opening launch and the first event open to the general public since its closure, has been confirmed for November.

Preston: Right Time, Right Place Breakfast

25 July 2023: Find out about a special Preston Breakfast event to showcase why Preston is an exciting place to live and work and explore the opportunities for investors and businesses to become part of the success story.

A new approach to social value launched by Preston City Council

11 July 2023: Preston City Council has approved a Social Value Procurement Framework (SVPF) as a central part of its commitment to increasing the 'social value' or benefit received by local communities through its procurement activity.

Preston businesses offered opportunity to deliver new £2.9m Business support programme

7 July 2023: Preston and Lancashire's private sector business support organisations are being offered the opportunity of working with Boost; Lancashire's Business Growth Hub to deliver its new programme of business support between September 2023 and March 2025.

Planning permission granted for Preston Youth Zone

7 July 2023: National youth charity, OnSide has received planning approval for a new Youth Zone in Preston. The state-of-the-art youth centre will provide young people with opportunities to engage in activities and access support from skilled youth workers, helping them to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Steelwork being installed at Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

4 July 2023: Steelwork is being installed at Preston's Animate leisure complex, the latest milestone in the £45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

New £207m motorway junction and link road to open in Preston

Monday 3 July: A major new £207m road scheme linking parts of Preston and the Fylde Coast to the M55 motorway, will open to the public at 11am today (Monday 3 July).