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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.


Bidding Round Goes Live for Preston's UK Shared Prosperity Fund Projects

2 June 2023: Preston City Council has launched a competitive commissioning round to identify partners to deliver key elements of Preston's investment plan for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Preston Supports Climate Change and Community Wealth Building Through New Funding

25 May 2023: Preston's programme for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been approved by the city council which will benefit the city's communities, businesses and residents by building pride in Preston and increasing life chances.

South Korean visitors learn about ' The Preston Model'

A special delegation from South Korea visited Preston recently to meet Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, to learn about 'The Preston Model' and the city's ground-breaking work on Community Wealth Building.

Help for Lancashire businesses to innovate

12 May 2023: Are you looking to grow your business by launching a new product? Need advice on how feasible your product idea is, help to design, develop and test the product or support in developing a launch strategy?

Next stage of construction work starts on Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

12 April 2023: Piling work has started on Preston's Animate leisure complex. The £45 million+ scheme is one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

Business Owners Network looking for Preston businesses

30 March 2023: Get funded, practical, no-nonsense support from the people who know business best - other business owners.

Preston Youth Zone awarded Youth Investment Fund grant

28 March 2023: Preston Youth Zone has been awarded a £6.2 million Youth Investment Fund grant to build the new state-of-the-art youth centre.

Growing the Cooperative economy through Community Wealth Building

23 March 2023: As the city's communities continue to build back from the pandemic and continue to struggle with the ongoing cost of living crisis, Preston City Council's commitment to providing a fairer and inclusive city for all its residents is as important as ever.

Let's Grow Preston Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage

17 March 2023: Let's Grow Preston has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Future plans for the Guild Hall Preston

17 March 2023: Preston City Council is pleased to announce that it can now proceed with plans for the future of The Guild Hall Preston.

Home Bargains to open new Preston store creating 51 new jobs with £1 million investment

15 March 2023: Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million into its new store in Queen's Shopping Park, Horrocks Quarter, Preston, PR1 4AT, which will be officially opened at 8am on 18 March 2023.

Scheme to save The Ferret receives £150k loan

9 March 2023: charity calls on other councils to follow Preston City Council's example.