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Business blog 2022

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

Follow our business blog to keep up to date with the latest business, investment and development news across Preston City Centre and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in contributing to our business blog email invest@preston.gov.uk. Before submitting any copy for consideration please see our Preston business blog content guidelines.

Business blog archive 2021

Help to Grow: Digital scheme from the UK Government (9 May 2022)

To help businesses choose the right software for them, the Government has put together a comprehensive 6-step guide and downloadable checklists to help you think about what you need and how to buy it as part of its Help to Grow: Digital programme.

Local businesses asked to help shape health in the workplace (3 May 2022)

A successful business begins with a healthy team. Local and national partners, including Active Lancashire, Lancashire Mind and UCLan, have joined together to create Business Health Matters.

New guidance for businesses on living with Covid in the workplace (28 April 2022)

Find out about new guidance for businesses to reduce the spread of respiratory infections in the workplace.

Preston's Mobile Event Tent (MET) makes a return for 2022 (11 April 2022)

Opening May 14, the MET will be installed at the former Indoor Market site invigorating the city centre and helping to encourage people back into central Preston and supporting businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

A new vision for Preston's Railway Station Quarter (11 April 2022)

An ambitious blueprint for how the area around the railway station in Preston city centre could be regenerated and redeveloped has been created.

Preston's Animate planning application given go ahead (7 April 2022)

Animate cinema and leisure complex given go ahead marking a key milestone for the commencement of works due later in the year.

Preston remains the highest performing city in the North-West (23 March 2022)

Preston achieves top spot for the highest performing city in the North West for the third time.

Preston Western Distributor and East-West Link road progress (9 March 2022)

Find out about recent progress on the Preston Western Distributor - a major new road linking Preston and southern Fylde to the M55 motorway.

Mayor of Preston Appeal for Donations for Ukraine (4 March 2022)

The Mayor of Preston has been formally approached for support by our Polish twin city Kalisz urgently providing finance and supplies to the Ukrainian city Kamieniec Podolski.

Plant a Tree to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (17 February 2022)

Plant Preston, taking place from the 2 - 16 March 2022, is a green city-wide campaign inviting the local community and businesses to participate.

Funding to help Lancashire companies grow internationally (2 February 2022)

Lancashire companies are being urged to take advantage of the Internationalisation Fund to help with international growth.

Harris Your Place project offered £450,000 grant (24 January 2022)

National grant-makers have offered two major grants to support the Harris Your Plan project.

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