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Preston business news 2024

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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Topping out ceremony at Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

18 March 2024: A topping out ceremony has been held to mark the highest point of the build 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.

The Harris unveils new space celebrating diversity and identity

15 March 2024: The Harris, Preston's cultural hub, is thrilled to unveil the newly imagined First Floor Balcony. This revitalised space is designed with a clear purpose: to immerse visitors in a blend of library services, art and museum collections.

Preston's young people to choose Youth Zone brand name

5 March 2024: Young people living in Preston and beyond are being invited to choose the new name and brand for their Youth Zone.

Refreshed Boost Access to Finance service brings in two new advisers

27 February 2024: Lancashire's Boost Access to Finance service has recruited two new advisers as part of a new-look support programme designed to help ambitious Lancashire businesses secure finance to achieve their growth ambitions.

Rizwan Seth, Wrkspace

21 February 2024: Rizwan Seth is the founder and Managing Director of Wrkspace - a leading provider of bespoke office accommodation in the North West area.

Digital Training boost for workers in Preston

16 February 2024: In November, Preston City Council put a call out for high quality, experienced partners to deliver a range of skills development programmes to support local people as part of its UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme.

Preston gets Animated!

14 February 2024: Invest Preston enjoyed a walkaround behind the scenes at the Animate Preston construction project recently, and we spoke with two young staff members from Eric Wright Group who are currently working onsite during the development phase.

The Harris appoints industry-leading contractors for museum £16 million refit

5 February 2024: The refurbishment of The Harris has taken another step forward with the appointment of a fit-out team that will help cement the Museum's position as one of the region's leading visitor attractions and a contemporary cultural hub.

Preston's People Climate Jury appointed

2 February 2023: Local people who reflect the diverse make up of Preston have now been appointed to Preston People's Climate Jury.

Join the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for the launch of Lancashire Universities' Innovation Programme

4 January 2024: Start 2024 by turning your business ideas into reality with Lancashire Universities' Innovation Programme.