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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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Support for Preston businesses funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

29 November 2023: Find out about a range of business support projects funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for Preston businesses.

Made in Preston - Sold to the World

22 November 2023: Whether you are new to exporting or already established and want to grow your business, come and find out how we, North and Western Lancashire Chamber and the Department for Business and Trade can help you.

Preston's nightlife receives gold standard for safety in run up to Christmas

13 November 2023: Representatives from the business sector and Preston City Council were formally presented with a Purple Flag at the end of October.

Local Charity becomes Preston's latest Real Living Wage Employer

10 November 2023: It is Living Wage Week, an annual celebration of the Living Wage movement, where employers take a stand to ensure their employees earn a wage which is enough to live on.

Boost; Lancashire's Business Growth Hub reveals new £3.9m business support programme in tenth year

9 November 2023: A business support programme aimed at helping Lancashire businesses start, grow and thrive has unveiled a new range of services, thanks to a fresh £3.9m funding deal.

Council call out for organisations to deliver bespoke employability and skills support

8 November 2023: Preston City Council is looking for quality partners to deliver nine skills development programmes to support local people, as part of its UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme.

Planning application approved for £7.4 million refurbishment of former magistrates court into offices and retail space

3 November 2023: Preston City Council's plans to transform the Grade II Listed former magistrates court have been approved.

The Harris Celebrates 130 Years of Culture, Community, and Innovation

25 October 2023: The Harris, one of Preston's most iconic cultural institutions, is thrilled to announce its 130th anniversary on the 26 October 2023. This remarkable milestone is not only a celebration of history but also a testament to The Harris' commitment to progress and transformation.

Regeneration project helps add c.£3.5m to the city's economy

10 October 2023: According to research carried out by Conlon Construction, the construction company behind the regeneration of Preston's iconic Harris Museum, the project is helping to boost the local economy.

Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex gets put on tenterhooks

5 October 2023: Preston's Animate leisure complex, one of six major projects planned under the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme, is to pay homage to the City's history and culture of the Harris Quarter.

The Harris Announces New Reopening Date in Spring 2025

5 October 2023: The Harris, a cherished cultural institution in the heart of Preston, has announced a significant update regarding its reopening plans for the Harris Your Place project.

New Government-funded service will help struggling jobseekers aged 25 and over in Preston "Move Forward".

4 October 2023: Preston City Council has commissioned two local organisations to offer a new service helping those with complex needs find work, gain skills or take part in training.